By Weyburn Red Wings
FORMER RED WING JOINS THE COACHING STAFF
The Weyburn Red Wings are pleased to announce the newest addition to hockey operations, with the hiring of Brock Appleyard as the new Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
“He recently completed his 5 seasons of CIS hockey with the U of R Cougars, and comes to the team with fresh ideas, a high hockey IQ, and a some very good connections,” stated Wes Rudy, Head Coach on the decision. “He’s young, energetic, and showed great leadership as Captain when he played with the Red Wings, which he will bring into his new role.”
As a player with the Weyburn Red Wings from 2008-2011, this marks a return to the organization for Appleyard. When asked about the new role, Brock said, “I’m excited to be back in Weyburn and looking forward to this opportunity.”
General Manager, Tanner McCall remarks, “We are thrilled to add Brock to our program here in Weyburn. Not only was Brock a good player but he was a well- respected teammate and member of the community while he was here playing for the Red Wings. Brock will do a great job with our organization, and should be a valuable tool in preparing our boys to play at the highest level possible.”
With this announcement, the Weyburn Red Wings new staff are looking ahead to the upcoming season, with the strong list of new prospects and returning players at the Fall Camp September 3-5th, and leading into the home opener on September 17th against the Yorkton Terriers.
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Graduated From U of R Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies in 2016.
3 Seasons with Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 2008-2011
***Assistant Captain 09/10 Season
***Co-Captain 10/11 Season
GP 153 G 49 A 69 PTS 118 PIMS 192
5 Seasons with U of R Cougars CIS 2011-2016
***2014-15 Academic All Canadian
***Assistant Captain 2014/15 Season
GP 111 G 21 A 13 PTS 34 PIMS 83
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For more information, please contact Brock Appleyard at 306-891- 9858 or Tanner McCall at 306-737- 6624.