Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Swanson as its new Mental Skills coach.
Swanson has over 20 years of experience as a mental skills coach working with numerous athletes in diversified sports disciplines including hockey, basketball, figure skating, golf, volleyball, ringette, baseball, swimming, synchronized swimming and gymnastics.
Doug has worked with numerous high performance hockey programs in the WHL, Hockey Alberta and currently supports the Hockey Canada U18 and Development female high performance program.
“We continue to look for ways to add great people in various disciplines to support the development of our players,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “Mental skill development is an important part of the player experience and we are excited to add someone with Doug’s experience to our staff.”
Doug will work closely with the players and coaching staff throughout the season and also be involved in future player development camps the ICE hold for prospects.
Season seats for the 2017-18 ICE season can be purchased by calling 250-417-0322, stopping by the Kootenay ICE office at Western Financial Place or ordering online at ICEcountry.ca.