Ice Hockey Australia have named David Ruck as head coach of the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ruck replaces Andrew Petrie in the position with Petrie having coached the team at the 2018 U20 World Championships.
In addition David Ferrari will return as the teams assistant coach.
Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Andrew Petrie to the position of head coach for the 2018 season. The announcement comes a month after Petrie left the position of head coach at the Newcastle Northstars. Petrie replaces Christopher Blagg in the position with Blagg taking on the role of club president. Petrie previously coached the Ice Dogs in 2014 and coached the Northstars from 2015 to 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– Andrew Petrie has stepped down from the position of head coach after three seasons at the club. Timing constraints and tenure length were cited as the reason for the departure. Petrie joined the Northstars in 2015 and coached the club to two Goodall Cup wins in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. A replacement for the position has yet to be decided. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Anders Jespersen as their new head coach for the 2015 season. Jespersen started his coaching career in 2010 as a goaltending coach and most recently was the head coach of the Oman national team. Jespersen replaces Andrew Petrie who resigned back in September 2014 to take on the head coach position at the Newcastle North Stars.
The Newcastle North Stars have announced that Garry Doré has stepped down from the head coach position and will be replaced by former Sydney Ice Dogs’ head coach Andrew Petrie for the upcoming 2015 AIHL season. Doré who took over the coaching role in 2012 will continue on as general manager of the club.
For more information see the report by the North Stars or the article by Andrew McMurtry at TheAIHL.com.
The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced that Andrew Petrie has resigned as head coach however no reason was given for the resignation. Petrie was appointed back in May 2014, taking over from interim coach Dion Dunwoodie.
Update: Petrie has signed with the Newcastle North Stars as head coach for the 2015 season.