Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Vernon Lakers/Vipers Alumni Whitecotton Leaves Islanders:

Former Vernon Lakers-Vernon Vipers forward Dustin Whitecotton has left the EV Lindau Islanders. Both Whitecotton & the Islanders have separated in a mutual agreement.

Whitecotton had spent the past two seasons (2016-2018) with the Islanders. EV Lindau is an ice hockey club from Lindau at Lake Constance that play in the Oberliga hockey league in Germany.

Whitecotton last played professional hockey with the Rouen Hockey Elite 76  also nicknamed the Rouen Dragonsto during the 2015-16 season before leaving the team December 15 2015 returning home to Canada for personal reasons.

The Rouen Hockey Elite 76, nicknamed the Rouen Dragons, is a French ice hockey club playing in Ligue Magnus (highest level of the sport in France). Whitecotton played just parts of one year with the Dragons picked up (2-goals-3-assists-5-points) in ten games before leaving the team.

After four years at Miami University Whitecotton spent the next three seasons playing in three different leagues (AHL, ECHL & UHL) with four different teams (Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Missouri, Lowell), before spending the next twelve years playing overseas. Since 2003 Whitecotton has played in five different leagues (Germany 2, DEL, EIHL, Germany 3 & France) with six different teams (Blue Devils Weiden, SERC Wild Wings, Straubing Tigers, Belfast Giants, Deggendorfer SC & Rouen Hockey Elite 76).

Whitecotton is the youngest player ever to play for the Vernon Lakers & Vernon Vipers making the Lakers at the young age of 14. Whitecotton played three seasons in Vernon with the Vernon Lakers and Vernon Vipers from (1993-96). In 166 games with the Lakers and Vipers Whitecotton collected (52-goals-102-assists-164-points).

Dustin Whitecotton's Player Profile:

This was in the schwabische lindau newspaper:

Dustin Whitecotton no more coach eV of Lindau Islanders

schwabische lindau

23. January 2018

EV of Lindau Islanders have since Tuesday a new coach. 42-year-old Alexander Jäger comes for Dustin Whitecotton. „ The team needs a fresh impulse. Now now she has him and stands completely in the duty “, said Bernd Wucher, which sporty leader and the first chairpersons towards the " Lindauer of newspaper “. This Hockey team had not reached the Play out of vision in the second division and in the dovetailing round there were in the beginning two bitter 4:5 defeats.

After both bankruptcies against feet and mountain Peissen the " Lindauer newspaper "Alarm geschlagen ." the appearance of the team had towards team manager Sebastian Schwarzbart in both plays was disgraceful “, he stressed. Bernd Wucher stressed on Tuesday that it is awfully difficult to coach a semiprofessional team. „ Dustin Whitecotton has expected always a professional setting, however, this is not always possible in our situation “, he said. There the hare maybe lies in the pepper. Dustin Whitecotton had spent on itself after the normal round the eighth place as a purpose. Because he has not reached it, it has also been logical for him that itself all persons would have to sit to a table to speak frankly about the sporty situation. „ Dustin Whitecotton and we has analyzed the situation and has found out that something had to happen. Then we have separated in mutual agreement “, stresses the usury which also, however, says: „ Humanely we are sorry uncommon to have to meet this decision. But during the past weeks Dustin and the team have gone away as regards content too far of each other. The potential of the team has got lost increasingly. “

Players are in the duty

Now the team has no more alibi, is in the duty and would have to deliver. On Tuesday Bernd Wucher Alexander Jäger called and this was ready immediately to step in here and to help eV of Lindau. According to interim former EVL player Alexander Jäger will take over the team. The 42-year-old disposes of experience as a coach as well as as a manager in the DEL and DEL 2. „ It is a friendship service of Alex with which I have played together some years “, says usury. „ He knows such situations, he knows a large part of the players and has the team in this season already a few times play seen. He has hesitated no second to help us. “ Hunter owns the A license.

Compared with the LZ said Alexander Jäger who works in Switzerland as a sports manager the champion's hockey league that he can change not a lot. „ I have seen the team in the running season a few times and have found out that she has the quality to remain in the second division. “ He cannot change during the coming weeks a lot, but try only to give assurance by conversations and work in the training to the players again.

Already on Wednesday Alexander Jäger leads the training of the EVL.

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