Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bruce Ramsay named Muskegon's new coach

Muskegon Fury assistant coach Bruce Ramsay is now the team's new head coach.

Ramsay takes over for Todd Nelson, who took an assistant's job in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves last week.

“We have known Bruce for a long time, from his days as a member of the opposition and our classic battles between the Fury and Thunder Bay to his final days as a key player when he closed out his outstanding pro career here with the Fury with our second Colonial Cup championship in 2002 (as a player/assistant coach)," Muskegon president Tony Lisman said. "Later, he assisted Todd in our fourth championship of 2005 and, again, did a tremendous job."

“I am very excited for this tremendous opportunity that has been presented," Ramsay said. "The Muskegon Fury is a first class organization through and through. It is an organization which operates with the highest ideals, the highest standards and the highest expectations. The Fury are in the business of top contending hockey and winning championships. Our intentions are to follow the lead and the legacy and the footprints set forth and left behind by Todd Nelson while at the same time, make our imprint in winning more championships here in Muskegon. The plan is to win and keep winning.

"There might be a slightly different way of achieving such success but the goals remain the same.”

Ramsay, who also coached the Port Huron franchise from 2002-2004, assumes his new duties with the Fury immediately.

Photo courtesy SP Times.


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