Lloydminster, AB – The Lloydminster Bobcats organization is proud to announce General Manager Nigel Dube has been named the Director of Operations for the 2023 World Junior A Challenge for Team Canada West! The tournament will take place in Truro, Nova Scotia in December and showcase international teams as Slovakia, Sweden, United States, Canada East, and Canada West will participate this year.
The coaching staff will be made up of Head Coach Scott Barney (Humboldt Broncos/ SJHL), Assistant Coaches Alex Mandolidis (Winnipeg Blues/ MJHL), Kelvin Cech (Niverville Nighthawks/ MJHL), and Bryan Arneson (Canmore Eagles/ AJHL). Team Canada West has won gold five times (2006, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017), silver three times (2008, 2009, 2012) and bronze twice (2013, 2018).
This will be the first time a member of the Lloydminster Bobcats will participate in the international event and represent the organization at a national level. “As an organization and community, we are very excited for Nigel and this opportunity with Team Canada West. We have seen it since the day he arrived in town how he will work around the clock and put everything he has into it, every day. He will represent our organization, league, and more importantly be proud to represent our community at this level” commented Lloydminster Bobcats President Brent Mohrbutter.
Hockey Canada Press Release: https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/news/coaches-named-for-wjac-teams-2023-24-wjahc
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