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NEWS: Brad Flynn accepts head coaching role in Alberta Junior Hockey League

Saginaw, MI. – Saginaw Spirit General Manager Dave Drinkill announced Friday that Associate Coach Brad Flynn has accepted a head coaching job with the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

“As an organization, we want to wish Brad nothing but the best,” said Drinkill. “We are very excited for Brad to be able to run his own program and watch him grow as a Head Coach. He is a hard worker who has earned this opportunity and I know we will be watching and rooting for his success, moving forward.”

Previous to his time in Saginaw, Flynn was an assistant coach for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, a head coach and director of hockey operations in the North American Hockey League and an assistant coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

“I’m very thankful and appreciative for my time in Saginaw,” said Flynn. “I would like to thank the ownership group starting with Dick Garber, Craig Goslin, and Brandon Bordeaux, General Manager Dave Drinkill, Head Coach Chris Lazary, Assistant Coach Jesse Messier, as well as all the players and staff. I had a great experience working alongside everyone during my time in Saginaw. Thank you to the community for their unwavering support this season. The future is very bright in Saginaw.”

Flynn managed the penalty kill for the Spirit, which finished 8th in the league at a success rate of 80.8% and scored 16 shorthanded goals, tied for second most in the Ontario Hockey League this season and third most in franchise history.

Brad and his father, Danny, are the first ever father and son to coach in all three leagues of the Canadian Hockey League.

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