Cranbrook Bucks fans will be seeing head coach and GM Ryan Donald for at least six more years after he signed an extension.
Donald is the first head coach in franchise history and currently has a 39-41-7 record during his time with the Bucks.
“We are very excited to get this extension done with Ryan,” said Cranbrook Bucks President Nathan Lieuwen.
“From day one he has led our hockey operations with integrity and professionalism and his values and ideals have always been in line with our ownership.”
Donald said he’s excited about the opportunity and to continue to help build the team.
“My family and I are extremely grateful for the opportunity that we have had here in Cranbrook, and we are excited to build upon the foundation that has been laid over the past two seasons,” said Donald.
“In particular we recognize how fortunate we are to live in an amazing community and work alongside people that share our values and beliefs, both on the ice and off of it.”
“I would like to thank Nathan and Breanne Lieuwen for their unwavering trust and support in building our hockey team through extremely challenging circumstances and look forward to taking our team to new heights in the future.”
The Bucks are off to a good start this season with a 7-5 record.
The Bucks’ next game is in Nanaimo on Friday to take on the Clippers.