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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WHL FIRINGS

EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League today announced that the club has parted ways with Head Coach Mark Ferner and Assistant Coach Chris Hartsburg, who have been relieved of their duties effective immediately.  

General Manager Garry Davidson will take over as Head Coach on an interim basis, with Mitch Love continuing in his role as Assistant Coach.

"After taking a great deal of time over the last 11 months assessing and analyzing the direction of our organization, I've come to the decision that a change needed to be made," said Davidson.  "It's important for us to ensure that everyone in our organization operates under the same philosophy and shares the same vision of building a program that is among the WHL's elite."

"Mark Ferner and Chris Hartsburg deserve a great deal of respect and appreciation for all the hard work they have put in during their time with the Silvertips, and we would like to thank them both for their efforts.  Mark and Chris are good people and we wish them all the best going forward."

The Silvertips will begin the search for the fifth head coach in franchise history in the offseason, with Davidson serving as interim coach through the remainder of the current season.  Love will remain in his current role as the lone assistant coach.  The franchise does not plan to add a second assistant coach at this time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The difference between expecting excellence (Everett) and hoping for it (some other teams)?

Zeke

Anonymous said...

It's about time !

Kelly Markwart said...

Everett should have traded Ryan Murray to the Saskatoon Blades when they made their road trip through here last year. It would have been prior to his season-ending injury to a Memorial Cup-bound team, and they would have received players in return.