Monday, July 11, 2022

Victoria Grizzlies Name Former Vernon Laker Ferster New Head Coach/GM:

The Victoria Grizzlies have named former Vernon Lakers forward Rylan

Ferster new Head Coach & General Manager.

Here is the full story from the Times Colonist,

Veteran BCHL bench boss Ferster replaces Didmon as Grizzlies GM, coach - Victoria Times Colonist

This is Ferster's second stint in Victoria. Ferster was Head Coach of the Victoria Salsa from 2004-2006 and Head Coach of the 2006-07 Victoria Grizzlies. The Victoria Salsa changed their name to the Victoria Grizzlies in the summer of 2006. 

Ferster spent the past two seasons as Head Coach of the NCDC Philadelphia Hockey Club.

Ferster played two seasons at Sait (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) from 1991-1993 before signing his first professional contract in 1994 with HK Dragon Presov. The HC presov Penguins were a professional ice hockey team from Presov, Slovakia. Ferster played four seasons of professional hockey in Slovakia, England and Germany from 1994-1998 before retiring from professional hockey in 1998. Ferster got his first coaching job as an Assistant Coach with the 1999-2000 Trail Smoke Eaters. Ferster spent one season (2009-10) as Head Coach/GM of the KIJHL Revelstoke Grizzles, one season (2007-08) as Scout with the Colorado Avalanche and one season (2019-20) as Co-Coach of the SJHL Kindersley Klippers. Ferster spent eighteen seasons in the BCHL as an Assistant Coach, Head Coach/GM and Director of Hockey Operations with the Trail Smoke Eaters, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Victoria Salsa/Victoria Grizzlies and West Kelowna Warriors.

Ferster played parts of one season in Vernon with the 1989-90 Vernon Lakers. In 28 games with the Lakers, Ferster collected (8-goals-11-assists-19-points).

The Vernon Lakers were around from 1980-1983 & 1984-1995 before changing their name to the Vernon Vipers in 1995.

Rylan Ferster's Player Profile:

Rylan Ferster - Elite Prospects

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