Express H.C. Wolff selected for Canada West assignment

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Canada West team bench

 

CALGARY, Alberta (August 26, 2015) –

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), in partnership with Hockey Canada, has announced coaching staff assignments for this year’s Canada West team, which will compete in the 2015 World Junior A Challenge, December 13-19 in Whitby and Cobourg, Ont.

Tim Fragle, head coach and general manager of the Alberta Junior Hockey Leauge’s Sherwood Park Crusaders, will be the head coach.

Assistant coaches include Barry Wolff (head coach and general manager, Coquitlam Express, British Columbia Hockey League), Paul Dyck (head coach and general manager, Steinbach Pistons, Manitoba Junior Hockey League) and Mike Reagan (head coach and general manager, Flin Flon Bombers, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League).

Tim Fragle, 35, will make his second appearance with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge after serving as an assistant coach in 2014. Entering his sixth year as head coach and general manager in Sherwood Park, Fragle has 17 years of coaching and instructional experience. He finished his CJHL playing career with the Crusaders, serving as captain in 2000-01.

Barry Wolff, 48, will make his second appearance with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, having been an assistant coach in 2010. Wolff has been head coach and general manager of Coquitlam Express for the past three seasons, leading the team to the BCHL championship in 2014.  He also won the BCHL championship with the Surrey Eagles in 2005. Wolff was a guest coach evaluator for Canada West in preparation for the 2014 World Junior A Challenge.

Paul Dyck, 44, will make his first appearance with Canada West at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. He was named head coach of Team West for the 2014 CJHL Prospects Games.  Paul has been the head coach and general manager in Steinbach for the past three seasons, guiding the Pistons to the MJHL final in each of his three years, winning the league title in 2013. Dyck was a guest coach evaluator in 2013 and 2014 at Canada West selection camps.

Mike Reagan, 36, will be an assistant coach with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge for the first time. He has been the head coach and general manager of the Bombers for the past eight years. During that time, Reagan has a coaching won / loss record of 243 wins and 172 losses. Reagan has been part of the selection process for players coming out of Saskatchewan for the World Junior A Challenge for the past three seasons and was a guest coach at selection camp in 2014.

Canada West has appeared in six of the nine gold medal games at the World Junior A Challenge, winning gold in 2006 (Yorkton/Humboldt, Sask.), 2007 (Trail/Nelson, B.C.), and 2012 (Langley, B.C.). It also won silver in 2008 (Camrose, Alta.), 2009 (Summerside, P.E.I.), and 2012 (Yarmouth, N.S.), and won bronze in 2013 (Yarmouth, N.S.).  It finished fourth in 2010 (Penticton, B.C.).