The Selkirk Steelers are excited to announce that Dustin Hughes has accepted the position of Head Coach for the 2016/17 hockey season.
Hughes brings a wealth of hockey experience, having previously been a part of the Steelers coaching staff during the 2013/14 season and a part of the 2015/16 season. Hughes has also spent time coaching with the Winnipeg Saints (MJHL), AAA Winnipeg Wild, and Garden City Collegiate. Hughes also brings plenty of playing experience having played professionally in Europe, three years with the University of Manitoba, and is a proud Steeler alumni having won the 2004 MJHL Championship and Playoff MVP.
“I am very excited to be back behind the bench for our 50th Anniversary. As a proud Steeler alumnus, I am looking forward to working with the current Steelers players and working towards our goal of an MJHL championship.” – Dustin Hughes, Selkirk Steelers Head Coach
Alongside Hughes this season on the bench as an Associate Coach will be Jeff Mitchell. This will be Mitchell’s third year with the Steelers, joining the team in 2014/15. Mitchell has also accepted to be the Business Manager for the upcoming 50th Anniversary season.
“Dustin and Jeff came in at the end of last season and received a great response from the team in a short period of time, winning the survivor series before losing out to the eventual league champions the Portage Terriers”. – Darren Piwnuik, Selkirk Steelers
Ken Petrash will also be returning as the Steelers General Manager. Petrash is well respected around the league, and will be a huge asset to the Selkirk Steelers.
Don Gilman will return to be the Marketing Manager for the Steelers, also including sponsorship and community relations.