Greg Ireland to all’HCB Alto Adige Alperia! The news was up in the air but now it’s official: The Canadian coach, then, Back on the bench foxesWhere he stayed until last summer. Doug Mason’s selection, in hindsight, was not the right choice by the South Tyrol management who decided, after a not-quite-brilliant start to the season in the 2021-2022 Ice Hockey League, to follow in their footsteps.
Below is the official press release from Bolzano: “HCB Alto Adige Alperia announces that it has reached an agreement to return Greg Ireland In the role of coach for the first team. For the fifty-six-year-old Canadian, who has also been Italy’s coach since last year, it will be his second bench experience at the Foxes. After 30 years driving Grand Rapids Griffins, San Antonio Rampage (AHL), Adler Mannheim (DEL) and Lugano (NLA), on January 2, 2020, Ireland landed in the capital of South Tyrol, replacing Clayton Beddoes. Before qualifying was canceled due to the pandemic, he racked up 15 victories in 19 races with red and white, impressing fans and winning the selection round. Reconfirmed for the following season, he scored a double-hit with Bolzano that had never happened since the Foxes reached the Central European Championship, where he finished first in both the regular season and the selection round. In the qualifiers, he then took his boys to the final, where the defeat came to EC KAC.
Every mother Greg Ireland In the official press release: “I am happy to be back in Bolzano and working with Fabio again (Armani Ed) And the team to help the boys continue to go in the right direction. It’s a great group, I know how much they want to win: Fabio and Alex Follow Favorite They have done a great job in the past two weeks, eagerly to come back and re-establish our game system and team unity. Not only that: it’s a feeling for me to be able to rediscover the relationship with Bolzano and his fans like no other.”
Fox CEO Comment, Dieter Knoll: “We know Greg Ireland is a great coach, which is why I’m convinced he’s the right choice. He knows the team well because the backbone has remained the same, in addition, as coach of the Italian national team he has continued to monitor him carefully in recent months: thus, the capture of the current season will be facilitated. I wish him and the boys on the ice a good job.”
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