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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ICE ADD FORMER NHL'ER TO COACHING STAFF

Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has hired Roman Vopat as an Assistant Coach.

“We are thrilled to have Roman join our staff. His experience both as a player and coach will be a much welcome addition. We will all benefit from his presence as he will be a tremendous resource to our young players and can help our veteran players further understand the effort it takes to succeed in this game,” continued Chynoweth.

Roman Vopat played 16 seasons of professional hockey including 133 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. In addition to time spent in the American Hockey League and International Hockey League, Vopat also played overseas in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and his native Czech Republic. Prior to his professional career he played two seasons in the WHL with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Prince Albert Raiders. He spent the past two campaigns as an Assistant Coach with the Prince George Cougars.

Roman Vopat is a native of Litvinov, Czech Republic. He and his wife Natalie reside in Cranbrook year-round and are the parents of two boys – Brayden (11) and Nicholas (nine).

Chris Wahl
Director of Sales & Public Relations
Kootenay ICE Hockey Club




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