Thursday 28 May 2015

Klippers named Grimwood New Head Coach/ GM

(Kindersley Klippers Press Release)

After several weeks of vacancy, the Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are pleased to announce the Head Coach & General Manager position has been filled. The Klippers would like to welcome Coach Geoff Grimwood to the organization.

"I am very excited by the opportunity to join the Kindersley Klippers and join the community of Kindersley,” said Grimwood, “I feel we have a really great opportunity to build on the previous success of the team, and feel we have the pieces in place to continue to get better as a team.

“I am looking forward to reaching out to all of our returning players,” Grimwood continued,

“Next season really starts today, and we are going to be an extremely hard working hockey club.
I would like to once more thank Garnet Gramlich and the Klippers Board for this opportunity, and look forward to becoming part of the community in Kindersley.”

Grimwood comes to the Klippers after serving as an Assistant Coach with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League (WHL) during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 seasons. During that time he also oversaw the South Island Royals Major Midget Program of the British Columbia Major Midget League (BCMML) for parts of parts of 3 seasons.

Prior to his time with the Victoria Royals with the Victoria Royals, Grimwood spent two years as an Assistant Coach with the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey Leauge (BCHL). During his time in the Powell River, Grimwood helped the team to a BCHL Regular Season Title in 2010-2011, as well as two BCHL Coastal Conference Championships.
Geoff began his coaching career in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and spent 4 seasons coaching both the Victoria Cougars and Peninsula Panthers. During that time Grimwood was a part of 3 VIJHL Championships and one Cyclone Taylor Cup Provincial Championship.

As a player Geoff was played in the BCHL for the Victoria Salsa (now Grizzlies) and for the Red Deer College Kings of the Alberta College Athletic Conference.
Geoff was born and raised in Victoria BC.

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