CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi IceRays were looking to add to the hockey operations crew heading into the upcoming season and that search has ended. The ‘Rays announced that they have hired Brad Flynn to the IceRays staff to work alongside head coach John Becanic for the 2014-15 campaign.
“We couldn't be more excited to have Brad be part of the IceRays family,” said Becanic. “We have taken a major stride towards building our foundation that will allow us to be excellent both on and off the ice. Brad's passion and love of the game is infectious. He brings a specific skill set that will allow our hockey operations staff to be more diverse. I am looking forward to working alongside Brad. Together, we are committed to bringing a championship team to Corpus Christi.”
“I feel very fortunate to land in Corpus Christi and work for head Coach John Becanic,” said Flynn. “The IceRays have a great reputation in junior hockey that doesn't stop at the USA/Canadian border. The opportunity to work for a great coach like John who has had success at every level he is coached at will hopefully accelerate my development.”
Before being the bench full-time, Flynn played junior hockey with the Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL), University of Southern-Maine (NCAA), Brock University (CIS) and concluded his career with the Huntsville Havoc (SPHL). While playing Flynn coached elite summer hockey working with Major Junior players in Moncton, NB and worked with the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) as a guest coach.
“The biggest thing that appeals to me about working for the IceRays is the quality people I will be working for. Starting with the IceRays owner Mr. Tim Lange who I was fortunate enough to meet, along with General Manager Pat Dunn who has a great reputation in hockey both North and South of the border. Head coach John Becanic has a ton of experience and hockey knowledge. My biggest surprise with the IceRays organization was the fan support they received when I came to watch the last two regular season games, I was blown away. I am extremely excited to be able to stand in front of the amazing fans that the IceRays have. Any team that has roughly 13,000 fans for the final two regular season games of a season speaks volumes of the organization, city, and culture that surrounds the Corpus Christi IceRays.”
When Flynn concluded playing, he stepped behind the bench with the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Jr. A Hockey League as an Assistant Coach where he helped the team finished third overall. During the 2013-14 season Flynn was promoted to Associate Coach/Assisted General Manager and again helped the Stampeders to a 3rd place finish. It’s his passion for the game and approachable nature in which fans will adapt to easily.
“I am a very passionate and approachable person,” Flynn added. “I love interacting with fans and talking hockey. The biggest thing that the IceRays fans can expect from me is that I am extremely hard working and that I want to be a piece of the puzzle that can help bring a Robertson Cup to Corpus Christi. I look forward to working for Pat Dunn and John Becanic to give our fans the most positive hockey experience they have had in Corpus Christi. I look forward to moving to the Coastal Bend and getting the season started.”
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