With Gavin Holcomb heading to Melfort as the new head coach of the Melfort Mustangs, the Ice Wolves had an assistant coach vacancy to fill.

Today the Ice Wolves announce the hiring of Ron Holloway as Bob Beatty's assistant for the upcoming hockey season.

Holloway was the head coach of the Praire Junior Hockey League's Ochapowace Thunder last season.  The Thunder put together a record of 12-22-6 for fourth in the South division.

In the playoffs, they ousted the first placed Regina Capitals in seven games to move on to the South Finals where they fell to the eventual league champion Pilot Butte Storm.

Holloway was previously with the Wolves as a trainer and spent time with the team late in the playoffs and Anavet Cup last season.

He's very popular with the players and his familiarity with the team will be a bonus to the position as he steps in.

I'm looking forward to talking with Ron in post game shows for the upcoming season.  I actually had him on after Game 2 of the Anavet Cup and it went pretty well.

Going to try and get a hold of him today, so there may be a short interview posted later.

UPDATE:  I got the chance to talk to Ron, here's the quick interview.

I also stumbled across this video of Ronnie "The Piston" Holloway in action  in my internet travels. Enjoy!

Mullet Man
6/2/2011 02:15:49 am

Got to love the Cooperall's

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