The Rockford Hockey Club is extremely pleased to announce the addition of Raitis Ivanāns to our coaching staff. He will be the head coach of the U-16 team for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. He has an expansive hockey background including playing 7 years and over 280 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). His ties to Rockford started while playing for the Rockford IceHogs during the 2002-2003 season. He has a total 17 years of professional hockey experience and has competed internationally for his country of Latvia several times including the 2008 IIHF Men’s World Ice Hockey Championship. During his NHL Career he played for the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames.
With his vast amount of experience and hockey knowledge, the organization believes that he will be able to offer a highly competitive level of coaching and play for the U-16 level.
Any parents of the players (birth years 2001 & 2002) considering trying out for the RHC’s U-16 team that have questions please contact Jon Larson, VP of Coaching at Jon-Larson@comcast.net
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