Thursday, August 10, 2017

Royals Name Vipers Alumni Cook New Assistant Coach:

The major midget South Island Royals have named former
Vernon Vipers defenceman Brad Cook assistant coach.

Scott Hawthorne interview's Brad Cook,

Cook stepped down as Head Coach-GM of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Saanich Braves, was named the Braves new Vice President of Hockey Operations May 8th 2017.

Cook spent eleven seasons playing professional hockey from 1996-2007 with sixteen different teams (Dayton, San Angelo, Tulsa, Kalamazoo, New Mexico, Richmond, Adirondack, Elmira, Berliner SC, ESC, Columbia, Victoria, Augusta & Bakersfield) in eight different leagues (CoHL, WPHL, CHL, UHL, Germany 3, Germany 4 & ECHL) before retiring from hockey as a player. Cook has spent four seasons with the Braves (2008-2010 & 2011-12 & 2016-17). 

Cook played one season in Vernon (1995-96) winning the 1996 Royal Bank Cup with the Vernon Vipers. In 50 games that season Cook picked up (12-goals-37-assists-49-points).

Brad Cook's Player-Coaching Profile:

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South Island Royals have named their coaching staff for 2017-18

May 14, 2017

The South Island Royals of the BC Major Midget League (MML) are pleased to announce their coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season.

Head coach Adam Geric (Victoria) is returning behind the bench. He will be joined by assistant coaches: Brad Cook (Victoria), Scott Hawthorne (Saanichton) and Liam Sproule (Victoria). Geric was recently an assistant coach at the BC Hockey Male U16 BC Cup and has previously played in the BC Hockey League (BCHL), Western Hockey League (WHL) and professionally in Australia. They join general manager Sam McMullen (Victoria) on the South Island staff.

The MML was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship.

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