Saturday, July 19, 2014

Former Vipers Coach Ferner Joining Flames Coaching Staff?

Reports are that former Vernon Vipers Head Coach-GM
Mark Ferner will be joining the Calgary Flames American Hockey League's farm club Adirondack Flames coaching staff. 

Ferner spent last season as an Associate Coach with the WHL Kamloops Blazers.  Ferner spent four seasons with the Blazers prior to last year (2002-2006) before joining the Vipers in 2007. Ferner spent four seasons with the Vipers (2007-2011) before joining the WHL Everett Silvertips.   Ferner was fired by the Silvertips in January 2013.  In four seasons with the Vipers Ferner went 165-68-7 guiding the Vipers to three straight National Championships winning back to back Royal Bank Cup Championships in 2009 & 2010 before falling in the Royal Bank Cup Finals in 2011. Ferner was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in Round 10, 194th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Ferner spent seven years in the NHL with Buffalo, Washington, Anaheim & Detroit.

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This is posted on Gregg Drinnan's Taking Note Blog:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Abbotsford Heat, of course, have relocated to Glens Falls, N.Y., where they now are the Adirondack Flames. The parent Calgary Flames reached into Kelowna and signed Rockets head coach Ryan Huska to replace Troy Ward as the head coach of their AHL affiliate. . . . Calgary has yet to sign any assistant coaches for Adirondack and a source told me Tuesday night that Mark Ferner will be joining the AHL team’s staff. Ferner, 48, spent last season as the associate coach with the Kamloops Blazers. . . . He and Huska, 39, both played junior in Kamloops.

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