Thursday, September 25, 2014

Raiders promote Kelly Guard

Prince Albert, SK—The Raiders are pleased to announce that Kelly Guard has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach. Kelly has been with the team for two seasons as the goaltending and strength & conditioning coach. “We are pleased to add Kelly on a full-time basis, he brings a fresh perspective to our coaching staff, ” Bruno Campese, Raiders General Manager.

Guard played in the WHL from 2002-2004, winning a Memorial Cup Championship in 2004 with the Kelowna Rockets. He was named the Memorial Cup’s top goaltender and most valuable player and set a CHL record for the best goals against average at 0.75. Kelly also still maintains the best goals against average in the WHL at 1.56 from the 2003-2004 season with Kelowna. He went on to sign a professional contract with the Ottawa Senators and play for their ECHL and AHL affiliates, the Charlotte Checkers and Binghamton Senators.

Hunter Warner Returns from Minnesota
Hunter Warner returns today to play with the Prince Albert Raiders after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. Warner has been at Minnesota training camp since the early September. He was invited to Wild camp as an undrafted free agent.

Raiders Reassign Coghlan
The Raiders also announce today that they have reassigned defenseman Ryan Coghlan to Junior A in the BCHL. The BC native had a +2 rating and 2 penalty minutes in two regular season games this season. The Raiders acquired Coghlan in a trade with Saskatoon last December.  The Raiders would like to thank Ryan for his contribution and wish him all the best.

Amber Pratt
Marketing, Sales and Communications
Prince Albeet Raiders Hockey Club

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