KENSINGTON – The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild has expanded their coaching and training staffs for the 2014-15 New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League season.
Kyle Dunn, who was an assistant last season, was recently promoted to head coach after Mark Carragher stepped down to become an assistant coach with the UPEI Panthers. Wild management and Dunn have rounded out the coaching and training staffs.
Matt Fortier is returning as an assistant coach and Duane Richards has been added to the staff. Also an assistant, Richards has been coaching at minor hockey levels for 10 years, and has been involved with Hockey P.E.I.’s Program of Excellence for eight years at the under-14, under-15 and under-16 levels.
Richards played junior A hockey with both the Summerside Western Capitals and Charlottetown Abbies.
Jennifer Davison of Kensington has joined the Wild as strength and conditioning instructor.
Davison, who is married to John Davison, is a certified fitness and resistance trainer. She teaches classes for weight loss and strengthening routines.
Dave (Gonzo) Bernard is back for a second year with the Wild as equipment and locker room manager.
Bernard quietly puts in a lot of hard work behind the scenes, making sure things are ready to go for the players and coaches when they arrive at the rink for both practices and games.
Walter Green, who will serve as medical trainer, joins Bernard on the training staff. Green has extensive experience, having previously worked with the Western Capitals.
The Wild will open training camp with an orientation meeting for parents and players at Community Gardens on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. Camp registration will follow at 7:30 p.m.
A dryland fitness session will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31, a 6:30 p.m., and the first on-ice session is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m.
All players are asked to pre-register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,and include name, height, weight, team played for last season, email address and phone number.