Friday, August 01, 2008

Peters hired as Rockford coach

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team has named Bill Peters Head Coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.

Peters joins the IceHogs after serving the past three years as Head Coach of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, where he led the Chiefs to the 2008 Memorial Cup Championship. He was also recently named Head Coach for Canada’s National Men’s World Junior Under-18 team, which will compete in the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial August 12-16 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
>> team release
Another successful junior bench boss joins Craig Hartsburg and Peter DeBoer in the professional ranks.

Peters is a very good hire by the 'Hawks. He's climbed the WHL ranks very quickly, coaching only the past three seasons in Spokane as a head coach, and was in the Canadian university hockey system as recently as the lockout.

Another coach on the rise.
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9 Comments:

At 1:49 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any TV feed on first IceHogs vs. Chops game?

And there has to be a pig roast outside. It would be so obvious and cheap promotion that it has to be done.

 
At 3:12 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger wrap around curl said...

Ahw, why you gotta be like that Peters? Leaving my boys? Well, thanks for the Cup. And bringing the Chiefs back.

 
At 3:17 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger wrap around curl said...

Er wait. As a friend just reminded me; Peters upped his contract for three more years back in like March. So how does that work?

 
At 3:46 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

He would have had to ask the Chiefs to let him out of the contract, which they probably did.

 
At 3:49 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger wrap around curl said...

That is weaksauce.

 
At 4:17 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Baroque said...

Any TV feed on first IceHogs vs. Chops game?

And there has to be a pig roast outside. It would be so obvious and cheap promotion that it has to be done.


Someone needs to make t-shirts for this - they could call it the Pork Face-Off or the Battle of the Pigs or something equally silly, but I'd buy a shirt for that just because it would be so silly.

 
At 4:48 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bay of Pigs II

 
At 8:48 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Lars said...

We have a winner! Nice one, anonymous.

 
At 4:57 AM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bay of Pigs II

Awesome name. :)

 

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