Jeremy Clothier to take over reins as Huskies GM

first_img“Just knowing what we’re striving towards with our systems and all that helps when I’m out watching the players at some of the camps. I’ll see if they’ll fit into the system or if they can learn the system, or if they’re not going to be able to be able to figure out the system at all. It will depend on what we’re looking for and just filling some holes.”While the new season may be a long way down the line the club has already started work on putting together the roster for the 2015-2016 year. Clothier and others will be in Calgary in May to scout a camp put on by the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. The Fort St. John Huskies have officially filled their vacant general manager position. Assistant coach Jeremy Clothier will take over on a permanent basis after filling in over the past number of months.Clothier has been with the club for the past five years behind the bench helping out Gary and Todd Alexander. He’ll still be involved with coaching to a degree, however he may not be as involved with that aspect as he takes over the GM responsibilities.“I might take a bit more of a step back on the assistant coach role but I will still be involved on that side of things. We’ve had a couple other people want to step up and help out so having some of them do more of what I do on the coaching side of things.”- Advertisement -Aside from player recruitment and scouting that comes standard with the GM position, Clothier hopes to simplify how the club is run, and make them more visible in the community.“Being more of a liason between the coaching staff and the executive. If there’s something that we need I can go to the executive instead of having a number of people do it. Hopefully we’ll get the team more involved in the community.”Being on the coaching staff is one of the things that will help him in the role Clothier feels, as he’ll have a leg up on knowing what the team likes to do on the ice when it comes to the finer points of the game.Advertisementlast_img read more

BJP to raise chopper scam, Ishrat to counter Cong on Ukhand

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI) Seeking to corner the Congress after it launched a tirade against it for imposition of Presidents rule in Uttarakhand, the ruling party has decided to raise issues of Agusta Westland Chopper scam, Aircel Maxis scam and the Ishrat Jahan case in Parliament tomorrow. BJP is seeking a discussion on the Agusta Westland chopper deal in a bid to step up its attack against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, whose name, it alleged, has appeared in the scandal. The ruling party members have already submitted notices while demanding a discussion on these issues. Sources said party MP Meenakshi Lekhi will raise the issue in Lok Sabha, while Subramanian Swamy, who was nominated to Rajya Sabha recently, will raise the matter in the Upper House. The party will also demand a discussion on the Aircel Maxis scam, in which the role of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been questioned. BJP leader Anurag Thakur will be raising the issue in Lok Sabha, while Bhupender Yadav will bring it up in Rajya Sabha, the sources said. Chidambaram is also likely to come under attack by the ruling party in connection with the affidavits filed in the Ishrat Jahan case. Chidambaram has been accused of changing the affidavit to conceal Ishrats alleged terrorist links. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya will raise the matter in Lok Sabha, while another BJP member will bring it up in the Rajya Sabha. Sources said notices have either been already submitted or will be given by tomorrow morning demanding a discussion on all these issues to turn the heat on the Congress, which has been disrupting Parliament over the Uttarakhand tangle. The UPA government had signed a deal with Agusta Westland for purchase of 12 helicopters to ferry VVIPs but it was scrapped after reports appeared in Italy that the firm had paid kickbacks to Indian officials to clinch the deal. CBI is probing the case. PTI SKC SKadvertisementlast_img read more