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Natives name Fuyarchuk new head coach

The Neepawa Natives are pleased to announce Jim Fuyarchuk has been hired as the team’s Head Coach for the 2015/16 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season.

Fuyarchuk brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization.  He most recently coached the Miskolci Jegesmedvek U18 Ice Hockey Club in Hungary, spent four years with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, served as Head Coach of the Brandon University Bobcats (CIS) and coached 5 years in the Great Britain Superleague of which 3 were with the Bracknell Bees organization. Jim also spent four years as Head Coach of the Australian National U18 Team, and has coached in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence with the U17 World Challenge. He is a member of the Hockey Manitoba Coach Mentorship Program and is a professional educator.

The Neepawa Natives would like to welcome Coach Fuyarchuk to the organization.  “The team has made some very good strides in areas of drafting and development in the last couple years and adding a coach of this calibre is exciting for the organization.  Jim brings experience, an excellent work ethic and a strong focus on skill development in order for players to compete at the next level”, stated General Manager Myles Cathcart.

Fuyarchuk is ready to get the process started and believes the organization is moving in the right direction, “I am most excited to be joining the Neepawa Natives Hockey Club. They are a young developing team moving in the right direction, and I am looking forward to getting the 2015/16 season underway.” said Fuyarchuk.