New coach/gm riding with Wranglers

Dale Hladun brings decades of hockey experience to new KIJHL club

The new bench boss and general manager for the 100 Mile House Wranglers has decades of experience in the “hockey industry” – at the minor level and Junior A level, and about 10 years in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with the Princeton Posse, and more recently (the 2013/14 season) with the Fernie Ghostriders.

Dale “Duner” Hladun says he thinks the new relationship is “a great fit.”

“I think it’s going to be fantastic,” says Hladun at a meeting with reporters at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre where the announcement was made on March 28.

“Being in the league as much as I’ve been, I knew what the process was like for [the Wranglers] trying to come in. I knew they would be a flagship franchise, and sure enough, the first year they were.”

Club president Tom Bachynski says “it’s a good day for the Wranglers organization,” as the local Junior B hockey club looks to build on the success of its expansion season.

“He’s been all over the place. He’s very well connected. We’re really excited to have the opportunity to get somebody of this calibre to come to our organization.”

For more of the story, read the April 2 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.




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