Waterloo, ON - Head Coach Steve Martell
and the Athletic Department at Wilfrid Laurier University are pleased to announce the hockey staff additions for the 2005-06 season. Joining the Golden Hawks as an Assistant Coach is the former head coach of the Waterloo Siskins and Elmira Sugar Kings of the Mid Western Jr. B. League - David Officer
Officer brings a wealth of championship experience to the position after having coached hockey in the Kitchener-Waterloo area for over 20 seasons. In addition to his coaching expertise, Officer is also a full time guidance counselor at Sir John A. MacDonald High School in Waterloo. Coach Martell - "We believe that we have landed an integral asset in the process of building our program back to national prominence. David is simply an excellent person with an outstanding work ethic who has a real grasp on what it takes to succeed in a university environment. I have been pursuing David Officer
since I arrived in Waterloo. He has always been my first choice for this position. I firmly believe that our staff and Laurier Hockey has improved itself significantly today with the addition of David Officer
In addition, Laurier Hockey is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Carmichael
, Andy Brown
, and Terry Donaldson
. Carmichael joins the Hawks staff as a career coach and teacher in the Kitchener-Waterloo area with over 25 years of coaching and teaching experience. Coach Martell is looking forward to drawing upon his knowledge in building our program. Coach Martell - "He is an excellent individual with a wealth of experience. We are very fortunate to land an individual such as Doug. It is not very often that an individual like Doug comes along that could assist in growing our program. We are very excited to have him!"
Laurier Hockey is also pleased to announce the addition of Andy Brown
to the program. Brown joins the Hawks as an assistant coach after having coached in the Kitchener-Waterloo minor hockey system for the last 15 years. Coach Martell – "Andy has a lot of experience in the Kitchener minor hockey system and enjoys being around the hockey community. While he does not have a lot of experience at the CIS level, I believe that he will be a great asset in building our program. He is eager to learn and will be an excellent addition that will compliment some of our other resources." In addition, Laurier Hockey is pleased to announce the hiring of 3rd Kinesiology student Terry Donaldson
in the dual role as a student fitness coach and equipment manager. As a fitness coach, Terry will be called upon to lead, develop, and help train both the off ice and on ice conditioning programs for the Hawks. In addition, Terry will also take on the role as full time equipment manager and work under the supervision of head therapist JAMIE CARLSON
. Coach Martell – "We are excited to have Terry. He is a great student, who is eager for an opportunity to learn and be apart of elite sport. He has some significant mentors to learn and grow from. In addition, he will be called upon immediately to use the information that he has been learning in the Laurier Kinesiology program. It is simply a win-win situation for everyone involved".