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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stothers Hired By Warriors

Moose Jaw | by Bayshore News Staff  

Former Attack Coach Join Western Hockey League Club


Moose Jaw, SK- Warriors Director of Hockey Operations, Alan Millar announced today that the Moose Jaw Warriors have hired Mike Stothers as Head Coach.  Mike has signed a multi year contract with the tribe.

Mike Stothers has over 30 years of professional hockey experience as both a player and coach.  He recently served as an Assistant Coach for the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.  Prior to his time in Atlanta, Mike was the Head Coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), Head Coach of the Owen Sound Attack (OHL), Assistant Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) and an Assistant Coach for the Philadelphia Phantoms and Hersey Bears (AHL).

“We are pleased to welcome Mike and his wife Judi and their daughters Ashley and Logan to the Warriors organization,” said Director of Hockey Operations Alan Millar.  “Mike brings a wealth of experiences and successes in the game to our hockey club,” said Millar.  “We are excited to have Mike leading our team,” he concluded.


Career Highlights

First round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1980
702 professional games played in the NHL and AHL with only two organizations: Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs
Played in the AHL's Calder Cup finals in 1983 with the Maine Mariners
Won the AHL's Calder Cup as a player with the Maine Mariners in 1984
Played in the Stanley Cup finals with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1987
Won the AHL's Calder Cup as a Assistant Coach with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 1998
Part of Bill Barber's staff with the  Philadelphia Flyers in 2001 when Bill Barber was named the NHL's Coach of the Year
Won the Stanley Cup as the Detroit Red Wings AHL Head Coach in 2008 and was part of Head Coach  Mike Babcock's staff for the playoffs
Five year OHL record with Owen Sound Attack: 160-134-21-25 and 5 straight playoff appearances

Coaching Experience

- Assistant Coach- Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) 2010-11

- Head Coach- Grand Rapid Griffins (AHL) 2007-08

- Head Coach- Owen Sound Attack (OHL) 2002-00

In the 2004-05 season, Stothers led the Owen Sound Attack to a regular season record of 40-18-7-3, boasting a 90 point season; at the time established the highest win and point total in team history.

- Assistant Coach- Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) 2000-02

85-52-21-6 record
- Assistant Coach- Hershey Bears (AHL) 1991-96

- Assistant Coach-Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) 1996-00

187-92-32-9 record


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