The Fort St. John Senior Flyers are one step closer to getting things organized for the upcoming North Peace Hockey League season as on Sunday evening they announced their new coaching staff.
The Senior Flyers will fill the void left by Gerard Dicaire’s absence by adding two coaches to the mix— assistant coach Andrew Leriger who came on board late last season will become the head coach and Craig Ingebrigtson will be the Flyers Associate Coach.
Leriger joined the coaching staff late last year on the team’s Coy Cup run, and is hoping to return there once again and also bring back a league title to Fort St. John.
“With my return to the team last season, I had the privilege of being Associate Coach with Gerard. He was a great coach with lots of knowledge. Winning the Coy Cup last year was a great achievement for the team. My goal this season is to win the NPHL and defend the Coy Cup,” he said in a release.
The new head coach is also familiar with the organization from his past, where he spent between 1991-1998 in several stints with the team and also captained the squad for four years.
He also coached with the Midget Tracker Flyers for two seasons.
Ingebrigtson spent one year with the team in 1985-86 and was both the team and league rookie of the year that season. He has played hockey all across western Canada and Europe, along with coaching in Terrace and Calgary.
“[Craig] is very excited about his return to Fort St. John and the opportunity to be an integral part of the Senior Flyers Hockey Club,” the press release said.