WHL23 Team Info

Atlantic Division Eastern Division
Champlain Athletic Club
Halifax Citadelles
New York Demons
Maine Moose
Atlantic Schooners
Boston SnowDogs
Quebec City Corinthians
Niagara IceDogs
Waterloo Lunatics
Chicoutimi Sparrows
Toronto Stallions
Rosenheim Starbulls
American Division Pacific Division
Chicago Centaurs
Detroit Cougars
Ypsilanti Figments
Minnesota Hawks
Philadelphia Legion
Kansas City Monarchs
Kelowna Cats
Rocky Mountain Express
Saskatoon Fighting Irish
Vancouver Voodoo
Winnipeg Warriors
Las Vegas Wolves

Champlain Athletic Club

Owner: Catamount Corporation (75%) and The Other Half, LLC (25%)
GM: Locria Nyla Fox
President of Business Operations: Katarina Lawrence
Director of Hockey Operations: Locria Nyla Fox
Personnel Director: Locria Nyla Fox
Public Relations Director and Spokesperson: Noora R�ty
Head Coach: Cammi Granato
Assistant Coaches: Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Hayley Wickenheiser
Goaltending Coach: Manon Rheaume
City: Burlington, Vermont
Arena: Green Mountain Arena
Capacity: 13,000
Colors: Blue and Green
Captain: Derek Stepan
Assistants: Michael Frolik and Jacob Trouba
Farm Team Nickname: HC United
Farm Team Coach: Natalie Darwitz
Farm Team Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena
Capacity: 9,852
Farm Team Captain: Andrew Copp
Alternates: Kevan Miller and Michael Paliotta
Goal Song: Avicii - Levels
TV Broadcast Partner: WCAX-TV
Radio Broadcast Partner: WBTZ (The Buzz)
TV/Radio Broadcasters (Simulcast): Alastair Ingram and Aaron Miller
Newspaper: Burlington Free Press
Partner Clubs: KHL Medvescak Zagreb, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Partner University: University of Vermont

Halifax Citadelles

Owner: Jimmy Pattison/Pattison Corp.
General Manager: Larry Berteotti
Head Coach: Perry Pearn
Assistants: Hakan Loob and Guy Charron
Farm Team Coach: Mickey Volcan
Arena: Halifax Metro Centre
Captain: Aleksander Barkov
Assistants: T.J. Brodie and Olli Maatta

New York Demons

Owner: Adam Mazur
General Manager: Adam Mazur
VP of Hockey Ops: Brendan Shanahan
Head Coach: Jon Cooper
Assistants: Kirk Muller and Rod Brind'Amour
Defense Coach: Rod Langway
Goalie Coach: Ed Belfour
Head Scout: Mark Osborne
North American Scouts: Steve Larmer, Bob Rouse, Jamie Storr, Tim Kerr, Bryan McCabe and Wes Walz
European Scouts: Michael Nylander, Petr Svoboda, Valeri Kamensky, Sergei Fedorov and Teemu Selanne
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Captain: Joe Thornton
Assistants: Drew Doughty and Evgeny Malkin
Farm Team: Colombus Generals
Farm Team Coach: Borje Salming
Assistants: Sheldon Keefe and Gord Dineen
Captain: Travis Konecny
Assistants: Klas Dahlbeck and Josh Leivo

Maine Moose

Name Change for 2017-18 season: Maine Moose
Owner: Shawn Bean
General Manager: Garth Snow
Assistant GM: Dave Capuano
Head Coach: Scott Pellerin
Assistant Coaches: Bob Beers and Jack Capuano
Goalie Coach: Mike Dunham
Pro Scout: Grant Standbrook
European Scout: Tim Whitehead
Arena: Shawn Walsh Memorial Civic Center (14,102 seats)  Portland, Maine For 2017-18 season
Captain: Brian Dumoulin
Assistant Captains: J.T. Miller and Cam Atkinson
Team Colors: Orange, Blue and White
Television Networks: NESN and WGME13
Radio Networks: 96.3 The Score and 92.9 The Ticket
Farm Team Name: Lewiston Maineiacs
Farm Team Coach: Keith Carney
Farm Team Assistants: Alfie Michaud and Jim Montgomery
Farm Captain: Tom Wilson
Farm Assistants: Nick Cousins and Slater Koekkoek
Farm Arena: Lewiston Colisee (5699 seats) Lewiston, Maine
Farm Colors: Orange and Blue

Atlantic Schooners

Owner: Jonathan Hiseler
President: Jonathan Hiseler
VP Director of Player Ops: Patrick Boivin
General Manager: Marc Bergevin
Assistant General Manager: Larry Carriere
Head Coach: Rock Bowness
Special Consultants: Rejean Houle and Pierre Dagenais
Farm Team Coach: Gerard Gallant
Farm Team Assistants: Clement Jodoin and Patrice Brisebois
Head Scout: Doug Gibson
Other Scouts: Al MacInnis (North America Defensemen)
              Pat Lafontaine (North America Forwards)
              Vlad Konstantinov (Europe Defensemen)
              Arturs Irbe (Europe Goalies)
Arena: Centre 200
Team Warm-up Song: Queen "Tie Your Mother Down"
Captain: Jarome Iginla
Assistants: Pavel Datsyuk and Ryan Suter
Media: Eastlink, The Cape Breton Post
Broadcasters: Bob Cole and Garry Galley
Team Reporter: Willy Palov

Boston SnowDogs

Owner: Matthew Taylor
President: Matthew Taylor
General Manager: Viktor Tikhonov
Head Coach: Doug Risebrough
Assistants: Gary Suter and Boris Mikhailov
Team Doctor: Dr. Kelly Brett
Goaltending Coach: Mike Vernon
Farm Affiliate: Asheville Aces
Farm Team Coach: Jim Peplinski
Arena: Peart Garden
Captain: Justin Faulk
Assistants: R.J. Umberger and Mikael Backlund

Quebec City Corinthians

Owner: Marc Hebert
Team President: Marc Hebert
General Manager: Marc Hebert
Director of Player Management and Development: Kevin Lowe
Head Coach: Jacques Lemaire
Assistants: Eric Weinrich and Chris Nilan
            Francois Allaire (Goaltenders)
Head Scout: Andre Savard
Other Scouts: Mats Naslund and Brad McCrimmon
Arena: Quebec City Coliseum
Captain: Patrice Bergeron
Assistants: Andrei Markov and David Backes
Team Ambassadors: Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur
Team Colors: Black/Red/Blue
WFHL Affiliate: Montreal Wanderers
Arena: Maurice Richard
Farm Team Coach: Richard Martel
Farm Team Captain: Brandon Gormley
Assistants: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Landon Ferraro

Niagara IceDogs

Owner: Jon Lemoine
General Manager: Mark Hunter
AGM: Mike Futa
Director of Player Personnel: Julien Brisebois
Head coach: Dale Hunter
Assistants: Guy Boucher and Scott Niedermayer
Trainer: Gary Roberts
Captain: Connor McDavid
Assistants: Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall and Jack Eichel
Public Relations: Donald S Cherry
Farm Team: Brampton Battalion
Head Coach: Jeff Blashill
Assistants: Benoit Groulx and Kelly Nobes

Waterloo Lunatics

Owner: Jason Stumpf
General Manager: Jason Stumpf
Head Coach: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Assistants: Marty McSorley an Darcy Tucker
Team Trainer: "Big Pappa Pump" Scott Steiner
Team Scouts: Andre "Red Light" Racicot
Arena: ThE InSaNe AsYlUm    
Capacity: 19,400
Team Spokesman: Brother Love
Special Events Manager: "Buffy" Sarah Michelle Gellar
                        Chris Jericho
Media Relations: TSN, Sportsnet
Team Security Personel: The Undertaker
                        Kane
Captain: Brent Burns
Assistants: Tomas Plekanec and Alex Ovechkin
Retired Jerseys: (99) Wayne Gretzky, (44) Marty McSorley, (33) Patrick Roy, (22) Claude Lemieux, (62) Darcy Tucker
Farm Team:
Owner: Jason Stumpf
General Manager: Mick Foley
Head Coach: Mick Foley
Assistant Head Coach: Colton Orr
Captain: Brandon Prust
Assistant Captains: Alexei Emelin and Max Domi

Chicoutimi Sparrows

Owner: Kinetic Response Music
General Manager: Michael Hebert
Head Coach: Marc Denis
Assistants: Marc Fortier (Forwards)
            N/A (Defensemen)
            Jimmy Waite (Goaltenders)
            Vincent Damphousse (Special Units)
Farm Team Coach: Denis Gauthier
Head Scout: Stuart Reyser
Other Scouts: Guy Carbonneau (QMJHL)
              Kevin Miller (USA)
              Yuri Khmylev (Europe)
Trainer: Brad Tait
Arena: Maurice Richard Arena
Capacity: 18,800
Captain: Derick Brassard
Assistants: Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Antoine Vermette
Team Colors: Green and Blue

Toronto Stallions

Owner: Platinum Computing Systems
President: Brian Howe
General Manager: Darryl Sittler
Head Coach: Lindy Ruff
Assistants: Claude Julien and Ron Wilson
Goaltending Coach: Curtis Joseph
Scouting: Jon Lemoine (Chief of Scouting)
          Dale McCourt (Central Canada)
          Yvon Cournoyer (Eastern Canada)
          Terry Yake (Western Canada)
          Brad Berry (U.S.)
          Teppo Numminen (Europe)
          Miikka Elomo (Europe)
          Vladimir Krutov (Russia)
Trainer: Chris Broadhurst
Public Relations: Lanny MacDonald
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Captain: Sidney Crosby
Assistants: Dennis Wideman and Johnny Boychuk
Team Broadcasters: Dave Hodge and Ron Maclean
Media: CTV SportsNet, ESPN2, Q107.1 FM
Farm Team Name: Milton Riverrats
General Manager: Darryl Sittler
Farm Team Coach: Ron Francis
Assistants: Brian Bellows, Wendel Clark and Joe Sakic
Farm Team Captain: Matt Hendricks
Alternates: Brandon Bollig and Sam Carrick
Retired  Jerseys: #20 (Joe Sakic)
Honoured Jerseys: #29 (Curtis Joseph)

Rosenheim Starbulls

Owner: Phil Gittersberger
General Manager: Gerhard Brunner
Head Coach: Gary Clark
Assistant Coaches: Jim Hiller and Doug Derraugh
Goaltending Consultant: Claus Dalpiaz
Captain: Roman Josi
Assistants: Rickard Rakell and Torey Krug
Venue: Kathrein Stadium
Event Broadcasting: Die Welle Rosenheim
Farm Coach: Scott Beattie
Sponsors: Kathrein; Jever

Chicago Centaurs

Owner: Shay Sutherland
General Manager: Shay Sutherland
Head Coach: Joel Quenneville
Assistants: Mike Yeo, Trevor Linden and Dave Christian
Farm Team Coach: Derek Donald
Arena: United Center (20,500)
Captain: N/A
Assistants: N/A
Team Colors: Black, Red & White

Detroit Cougars

Owner: Northstar Industries
President: Andreas Nordholm
General Manager: Andreas Nordholm
Assistant General Manager: Cam Neely
Head Coach: Patrick Roy
Assistant Coach: Ulf Samuelsson
Assistant Coach: Rick Tocchet
Goaltending Coach: Bob Essensa
Director of Player Developement: Barry Smith
Director of Player Recruitment: Ron Anderson
Director of Scouting: Mark Howe
Director of European Scouting: Hakan Andersson
North American Scouts: Kirk Maltby, Glenn Merkosky and Bruce Haralson
European Scouts: Hakan Loob, Kent Nilsson and Saku Koivu
Arena: Joe Louis Arena
Capacity: 20,056
Team Colours: Red and White
Captain: Jonathan Toews
Assistants: Erik Karlsson and Johan Franzen
Farm Team: Des Moines Dominators
Farm Team Coach: Bengt-Ake Gustafsson
Assistant Coach: Kjell Samuelsson
Assistant coach: Doug Weight
Arena: Wells Fargo Arena

Ypsilanti Figments

Owner: Chimera Entertainment, Inc.
President: Stuart Collis
General Manager: Barry Trotz
Assistant General Manager: Doug Wilson
General Affairs Manager: John Tortorella
European Affairs Manager: Thomas Gradin
Director of Player Personnel: Igor Larionov
Director of Scouting: David Conte
North American Scouts: David Poile, Mike Gillis and Don Tokaryk
European Scouts: Peter Stastny, Anders Hedberg and Thomas Gradin
Arena: Imagination Station
Arena Capacity: 18,538
Team Colors: (Home) Purple with Orangish/Yellow numbers and highlights, (Away) White with Purple numbers and highlights
Head Coach: Mike Babcock
Assistant Coaches: Peter Forsberg and Adam Foote
Goaltending Coach: Chris Osgood
Captain: Joe Pavelski
Assistants: Brad Marchand and Erik Johnson
Farm Teach Name: Charlevoix Chimera
Farm Team Head Coach: Nicklas Lidstrom
Assistant: Darren McCarty

Minnesota Hawks

Owner: Initech Corp
President: Tyler LaDouceur
General Manager: Jim Nill
Assistant General Manager: Luc Robitaille
Director of Player Personnel: Mike Modano
Vice President of Hockey Operations: Greg Sherman
Head Coach: Dan Bylsma
Assistants: Brett Hull, Brian Leetch, Peter Laviolette and Tony Granato
Goaltending Coach: Mike Richter
Public Relations Director: Cosmo Kramer
Director of Scouting: Ralph Engelstad
Arena: Rats Nest (18,064)
Captain: Zach Parise
Assistants: Mikko Koivu, Matt Duchene and Kevin Shattenkirk
Primary Team Colors: Green, Black & White
Broadcasters: Darren Pang and Pat Sweeney
Farm Team: Colorado Young Gunz
City: Denver, CO
Farm Team Head Coach: Dave Hakstol
Farm Team Assistants: Dixon Ward and Brian Rafalski
Team Reporter: Barry Melrose

Philadelphia Legion

Owner: Legion Sports Entertainment
President/GM: Ryan Voshell
Colors: Blue, Black, White
Head Coach: John LeClair
Assistant Coaches: Eric Lindros and David Legwand
Goaltending Coach: Chris Mason
NA Scouting: Ron Hextall
Euro Scouting: Kevin Klein
Broadcast Team: Pete Weber and Terry Crisp
Arena: Spectrum II (17,103)
Song: "Victorious March" - Amon Amarth
Captain: Kyle Turris
Alternates: Alex Killorn and Justin Schultz
Farm Team Name: Bergen Battery
Colors: Black, White, Red
Head Coach: Martin Erat
Assistant: Derek Donald
Arena: Bergenshallen (3,000)
Song: "Lost Wisdom" - Burzum
Farm Team Captain: Dean Kukan
Alternates: Daniel Winnik and Nico Hischier

Kansas City Monarchs

Owner: Jarrid Jepson
General Manager: Jarrid Jepson
Head Coach: Todd McLellan
Assistants: Jay Woodcroft, Larry Robinson (PK & Defense) and Adam Oates (PP & Offense) 
Goalie Coach: Miikka Kiprusoff
Farm Team: St. John's Polar Bears
Farm Team Head Coach: Todd White
Arena: Sprint Center
Captain: none
Assistants: Oliver Bjorkstrand and Colton Parayko
Team Colors: Black, White, Silver

Kelowna Cats

Owner: Jason Minton
General Manager: Jason Minton
Director of Hockey Operations: Dale Tallon
Head Coach: Doug Gilmour
Assistants: Kevin Dineen and Mike Kitchen
Scouting Director for North America: Rick Dudley
Farm Team Coach: Trent Yawney
Assistants: Mike Haviland
Arena: The Den
Director of Marketing: Liquid Lundy
Captain: Duncan Keith
Assistants: Patrick Sharp and Steven Stamkos
Play by Play Announcer: Christopher Walken
Colour Commentary: Aaron Ward

Rocky Mountain Express

Location: Jasper, AB and Surrounding Area
Franchise Date: July 20, 1997 (Originally Surrey Strangers)
Owner: The Grocery People, Ltd. (TGP Edmonton)
General Manager: Kris Pongratz
Team President: Kris Pongratz
Head Coach: Scotty Bowman
Assistants: Marc Crawford
            Ken Hitchcock
WFHL Head Coach: Willie Desjardins
Head Scout: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Trainer: Conan O'Brien
Arena: Locomotive 6060 Centre (30 games)
Capacity: 8,000
Neutral Site Home Games: Banff, AB (4 games),
                            Ryan Smyth Arena (Cap: 3,000)
                         Hinton, AB (4 games),
                            Dave Scatchard Centre (Cap: 4,000)
                         Valemount, BC (4 games)
                            Valemount Arena (Cap: 2,000)
Captain: Erik Cole
Assistants: Lubomir Visnovsky and Sergei Gonchar
Practice Facility: Mildred Lake at Jasper Park Lodge (outdoor)
Home TV Station: CTV Sportsnet West
Team Radio Station: YR Radio AM 1450
TV Commentators: Bill Matthews and Brian Groth
Team Reporter: Bob McKenzie
Team Jersey Colors: Red, White and Black (Buffalo NHL design)
Retired Numbers: 99 Wayne Gretzky, 77 Ray Bourque

Saskatoon Fighting Irish

Owner: Chris Butler
General Manager: Bob Nicholson
Assistant GM: Joe Nieuwendyk
Head Coach: Raymond Bourque
Assistants: Jim Johnson, Ian Herbers and Dave Andreychuk
Skating Coach: David Pelletier
Goaltending Coach: Grant Fuhr
Director of Scouting: Bob Green
Scouting Staff: Joel Otto, Dino Ciccarelli, Ken Dryden, Russ Courtnall, Ed Olczyk and Al Iafrate
Arena: Notre Dame Arena
Capacity: 19,637
Captain: Alex Pietrangelo
Assistants: Shea Weber, Chris Kunitz and Ryan O'Reilly
Colors: Forest Green and Yellow
Farm Team: Regina Canola Oilers
Farm Team Coach: Dave "Tiger" Williams
Arena: Regina Canola Pond
Farm Team Captain: Adam Cracknell
Assistants: Devin Shore, Chris Terry and Nick Jensen

Vancouver Voodoo

Owner: Trent Gettel
General Manager: Trent Gettel
Vice-President: Brian Burke
Head Coach: Randy Ladouceur
Assistants: Jack McIlhargey and Mike Johnston
Farm Team Coach: Stan Smyl
Director of Scouting: Pavel Bure
Head of Scouting North America: Dale Craigwell
Head of Scouting Europe: Thomas Sundstrom
Arena: GM Place
Captain: N/A
Assistants: N/A
Team Colors: Black, Red and Yellow
TV Commentators: Jim Hughson and Ryan Walter
Home TV Station: Sportsnet Pacific
Training Camp Facilities: Meadow Park Fitness Center, Whistler B.C.

Winnipeg Warriors

Owner: Scott Baden
General Manager: Scott Baden
Director of Player Personnel: Colin Campbell
Public Relations Director: Jerry Seinfeld
Special Assistants to PR Director: George Costanza and Elaine Benes
Events Coordinator: Paris Hilton
Director of Scouting (North America): Herb Brooks
Director of Scouting (Europe): Esa Tikkanen
Head Coach: Steve Yzerman
Assistants: Greg Gilbert and John Tonelli
Goaltenders Coach: Ed Giacomin
Arena: Gordie Howe Memorial Arena (17,937)
Captain: Bryan Little
Assistants: Justin Abdelkader and Scottie Upshall
Team Commentators: Adam Graves and John McEnroe
Team Reporter: Guido Gotti (Harlem Herald Tribune)
Team Colors: Purple/Black/Yellow
Team Mascot: Harvey the Hoodrat
Farm Team: Ronkonkoma Rampage
Farm Team Head Coach: Denis Potvin
Farm Team Assistant Coaches: Clark Gillies and Jari Kurri
Farm Team Goaltenders Coach: Felix Potvin
Farm Team Arena: Rampage Rink aka The Arena of Death (8,456)
Farm Team Commentators: Louie Anderson and Sarah Silverman
Farm Team Reporter: Giorgio Gotti (Guido's cousin and a reporter for the Ronkonkoma Rag)
Farm Team Colors: Grey/Red/White
Farm Team Mascot: Rayquan the Rampaging Rhino

Las Vegas Wolves

Owner: Ryan Moore
General Manager: Bryan Bickell
Assistant GM: Ken Holland
Head Coach: Paul Kariya
Assistant Coaches: Doug Brown and Martin Lapointe
Team Colors: Home: white, baby blue, black
             Away: black, baby blue, white
Arena: MGM Center
Capacity: 22,450
Media Relations: ESPN1, FOX-FX, NBCSPORTS, K-PLAY 1230AM
Scouting: Glen Sather (Head Scout)
          Slavomir Lener (Europe)
          Josef Augusta (Czech Republic)
          Viacheslav Fetisov (Russia)
          Alpo Suhonen (Sweden)
Athletic Trainers: Billy Banks and Bill Goldberg
Team Broadcasters: Joe Bowen and Harry Neale
Team Reporter: Michael Landsberg and Jay Onrait
Captain: Dylan Larkin
Assistants: Max Domi, Jeff Skinner and Jean-Gabriel Pageau
Farm Affiliate: Nevada Storm
Farm Coach: Bobby Orr
Farm Coach Assistant: Mario Lemieux
Farm Colors: Home: purple, white
             Away: white, purple
Honoured Jerseys: (66) Mario Lemieux
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