The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.
Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.
“I’m excited to be back with the Saints as a coach and help the team to another successful season,” Makaroff said. “I hope that my previous experiences can help these young men along the way. It’s going to be a lot of fun,”
“Adam has valuable championship winning experience and is a perfect addition to our coaching staff,” said Saints head coach Alex Evin. “You can’t have enough winners around a sports program and obviously one of our main goals is to compete for another championship.”
The two-time defending BCIHL champion Saints dropped the first regular season game of the 2014-15 campaign with a 4-3 shootout loss to the upstart Eastern Washington University Eagles in Cheney, Washington. Stefan Virtanen, Stephan Gonzales and Jesse Knowler scored for the Saints while James Prigione made 23 saves on 26 shots.