Fisher named coach

Reporter: Riyad Alli

“I have spent a lifetime in hockey. I played hockey at Miami university then played parts of 12 seasons as a professional in the AHL and NHL.”
Meet Craig Fisher, former associate coach of the men’s UOIT Ridgeback hockey team for two years, and now the head coach as of next season.
Fisher not only has an impressive track record as a player, he is a veteran coach who may be what the team needs to win a championship next year.
“I have been involved in hockey in all sorts of ways since I stopped playing,” Fisher explains, “including time spent as a coach-mentor, skills instructor, coach and player development, head coach of Whitby’s junior teams (both male and female) as well as two years as associate coach here at UOIT.”
The 2012/2013 team’s record was under 500 finishing at 10-22. Playoffs didn’t garner positive results with the team being eliminated in the first round.
Fisher hopes being promoted to head coach will be an all around asset for players and the school alike.
“ I plan on creating a positive and challenging environment to help this team get to the next level and help maximize my player’s university experience,” he says. “I want all my players to strive to join the “100 game club” which is the benchmark for CIS hockey players.”
Fisher will be coaching the 2013/2014 season along with interim head coach Justin Caruana, as well as assistant coaches Rob Whistle and Dave Brown and goaltending coach Ian Young.
Registration for UOIT men’s hockey is August 2014 and open tryouts will take place Sept. 3, between 9 and 11 a.m.