The Newcastle Northstars have signed John Kennedy as an associate coach. Kennedy replaces Garry Doré as the third associate coach at the club with Doré returning to focus solely on his general manager role. He joins Ray Sheffield and Joey Theriault who were named associate coaches in 2018. Kennedy played 121 games in the AIHL from 2012 to 2018 where he recorded 96 points. For more information see the announcement from the club.