Friday, August 5, 2011

Stars Hire Hasselberg as Coach/General Manager.

Less than two weeks after Ken Pearson's resignation, the Battlefords North Stars have found their man.

Stew Demmans with the Board of Directors announced this morning that Kevin Hasselberg is the new head-coach and G.M. of the Battlefords North Stars.

Hasselberg spent last season with the BCHL's Alberni Valley Bulldogs as an assistant coach, but previous served 10 years with the Olds Grizzlies of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Hasselberg was the head-coach in Olds from 2004 to 2010.

"I can't express how enthusiastic our family is right now about making the trip out to North Battleford," said Hasselberg this morning. "Our daily activities are going to be all about preparation. We will be proud of what we represent."

Hasselberg is married with two children, and hopes to be settled in the Battlefords with his family by the middle of next week.

Stew Demmans with the Board of Directors hopes that Hasselberg can provide some continuity with the position. Demmans says, "One of the keys for us here was trying to get some continuity at the coaching level. We've had some turnover here in the past couple of years which isn't the best for the franchise."

Hasselberg will be a guest on Monday's edition of the Co-Op Leisure Time Sports Fix.


I personally want to welcome Hasselberg to the Battlefords! I really enjoyed our talk earlier this morning, and he seems genuinely excited to get going.


Anonymous said...

sounds like a great guy

Anonymous said...

I know him from his time in Olds... Hes a gem.. You guys will love him. Hes a guy that would fall backwards off a bridge for his players. Hes got really good systems as well.. Hes young as well, and relates well with the players. Congrats on signing such a great coach and an even better person.

Anonymous said...

Finally a coach with charecter and credibility.