The Nipawin Hawks have a new assistant coach to work alongside Tad Kozun this season. The club is excited to announce that Levi Stuart of Meritt, B.C. will join the team after three years with the Centennials of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.
“I’m really happy to bring Levi on board,” said Kozun. “I’m looking forward to working with him. It was a long interview process and Levi really stood out with his pedigree.” Stuart, 26, has been an assistant with Merritt for the past three years, he has a few games of head coaching under his belt with the club. Prior to his role in the junior ‘A’ ranks he was a video coach with the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants. Stuart worked under highly respected coaches such as Don Hay, Pat Quinn, and Claude Noel.
“I’ve heard nothing but good things about the town of Nipawin and the people. Obviously, it’s a storied franchise that has had a lot of success in their history. It’s a place that really excites me,” said Stuart.
Stuart will arrive in Nipawin in mid-August to begin to prepare for training camp ahead of the season that begins Sept. 16.