Huska off to AHL
After seven years behind the Kelowna Rockets bench Ryan Huska is moving on.
Huska has been named the new head coach of the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate in Great Falls, New York -- the Adirondack Flames.
"I'm thrilled for him and I think this is long overdue," says Rockets President/GM Bruce Hamilton.
"This is an opportunity Ryan has deserved for many years. He's done a wonderful job for us and we will be his biggest fans."
Over his seven seasons Huska guided the Rockets to a 303-164-37 record.
Huska led the Rockets to the Memorial Cup in 2009, losing to London in the final.
He also brought the team to BC Division titles in 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 along with a regular season league title this past season.
Huska was an assistant coach with the Rockets for five seasons before taking over the head coaching job in 2007.
In all, he went to four Memorial Cups, winning once in 2004.
Last summer, Huska had agreed to a four year contract extension with the Rockets.
Huska now replaces Troy Ward whose contract was not renewed by the Flames.
The Rockets will make the news official at a press conference this afternoon at Prospera Place.
Assistant coach Dan Lambert will be in attendance and is expected to be named head coach of the Rockets.
Lambert would be the latest in a series of internal head coaching appointments.
Jeff Truitt, then an assistant, replaced Marc Habscheid following the 2004 Memorial Cup season while Huska moved up to the head job three years later replacing Truitt.
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