The HC Pustertal Wolfe have named former Vernon Vipers Head Coach-GM Mark Holick their new Head Coach.
HC Pustertal Wölfe – Val Pusteria Wolves are an Italian professional ice hockey team from Bruneck, currently playing in the Alps Hockey League.
Holick spent the past three seasons in Western Hockey League with the Prince George Cougars, received a two-year extension (July, 16 2014) before mutually parting ways with the Cougars April 12th 2016.
Holick was Head Coach-GM of the Vipers for one season (2006-07) before leaving for the Western Hockey League Kootenay Ice. Holick left the Vipers for the Ice a week before the Vipers Training Camp during the 2007-08 season. Holick posted a record of (37 wins-19 losses-1 tie-3 overtime losses) guided the Vipers to the BCHL League finals where Vernon fell in six games to the Nanaimo Clippers.
Mark Holick's Player-Coaching Profile:
This was posted on the Wolves website:
Headcoach HC Pustertal in 2016/17
The HCP HAS new coach
July 24 2016
„ A new league is like a new life “ - fans sing in stages sometimes effusively. And one enters a " new life “ often also with a new partner – in the case of the HC Pustertal with a new coach. After with Mario Richer and Kim Collins last stated European insiders stood in the wolf tapes, one goes this year completely new ways. The coach of the HCP comes from the extreme west Kanada's (British Columbia), is 2-facher father of a family and can count in spite of his "only" 47 years already for more than 20 years of Coaching experience. His name is Mark HOLICK.
As a player it brought Holick as a " Tough of Guy “ (hard fellow) till the AHL, was, however, at the age of 25 years of end with the player's career. Already in the year after his resignation the change followed the bench – namely as a Co coach in his hometown. Many years followed as a Headcoach in the junior leagues BCHL (British Columbia hockey league), AJHL (Alberta Junior Hockey League) and WHL (western hockey league). The summoning for west Canada U17 choice with today's big NHL stars followed after some strong results this as for example Carey Price (2004). Also in the AHL Holick Headcoach, namely in 2009 to Jänner was in 2012 with Syracuse Crunch. In this time nominated him the home Ana Ducks in her Scouting team. During the last years the Canadian with the Prince George Cougars ran good results in the WHL, before Holick gave notice there to search a new challenge – which he has found now without doubt.
The HC Pustertal and his fans greet the new coach of the wolves warmly and wish a good work on the Rienz!