The Melbourne Mustangs have announced some personnel changes ahead of the 2020 AIHL season. Andrew McDowell has stepped down from his role as head of hockey operations, a position he has held since 2012. Maxime Langelier-Parent will lead the clubs hockey operations as well as continuing in his role as head coach.
Mick Burslem has resigned as team manager after four seasons. Burslem has been part of the club since 2013 where he joined as an equipment manager before moving into the team manager role in 2016. Lastly Damian Holland has resigned as a committee member.
For more information see the announcement from the club.
– The Mustangs added goaltender Damian Holland to their roster for yesterdays game against the Sydney Bears. Holland is the current goaltending coach for the Mustangs and is a previous member of the Australian national team, playing at six World Championships from 1986 to 1995. His addition to the roster comes after two large losses for the Mustangs on the previous weekend and continued injury of Fraser Carson.
The Melbourne Mustangs have announced the promotion of Michael Flaherty to the head coach position for the upcoming 2016 season. Flaherty was an assistant coach to the recently departed Brad Vigon last season and has previous coaching experience in the AJIHL and as an assistant coach for the Finnish national inline hockey team. Assisting Flaherty will be Jon Moses and Damian Holland, both former representatives of the Australian national team.
Front Office changes will see Myles Harris take over the position of Vice President from Andrew McDowell as he steps down to focus on the position of Director of Hockey Operations. The Mustangs also announced the appointment of Hamish Jones to the position of Marketing Manager.
For more information see the article from the Mustangs.