Kelowna Rockets WHL News

Huska keynote speaker at conference

Kelowna Rockets head coach Ryan Huska will share his thoughts and expertise on coaching at the Coach's Site conference July 29 and 30 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.

Huska, who is also an assistant coach for Canada's 2012 national junior team, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Hockey Coaching Conference. His topic will be neutral zone play.

"The 2011 Coaches Conference will be a great way for coaches of all backgrounds to share ideas and learn about the game. I am very honored to be a part of it," said Huska.

Huska will be entering his fifth season as head coach of the WHL's Rockets. During his tenure in Kelowna he has led the Rockets to the WHL championship in 2008-2009 as a head coach, and was an assistant coach when the organization captured its first Memorial Cup in 2004.

Last season Huska gained international experience as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. He will serve in the same capacity at the 2012 tournament under his former junior coach and current Vancouver Giants head coach, Don Hay.

“We are thrilled to have Ryan Huska represent the Kelowna Rockets and the WHL at The Coaches Site inaugural Hockey Coaches Conference,” said Aaron Wilbur, The Coaches Site managing director. “Ryan has established himself as one of the top amateur coaches in North America and we look forward to him sharing his insight with fellow coaches from around the province.”

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