Bron­cos add as­sis­tant coaches

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The Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos, un­der new Head Coach and Di­rec­tor of Hockey Op­er­a­tions Dean Brock­man, an­nounced two ad­di­tions to the hockey staff on Mon­day.

The Bron­cos an­nounced the hir­ing of Brandin Cote and Scott Dutertre as they will join the club for the 2018-19 sea­son as as­sis­tant coaches.

Cote, born and raised in Swift Cur­rent, joins the Bron­cos with plenty of coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in many lev­els of hockey.

Cote was an As­sis­tant Coach for the WHL’S Prince Al­bert Raiders for the 2016-17 sea­son, is presently an as­sis­tant for the Team Al­berta U-16 club ahead of the up­com­ing 2019 Canada Win­ter Games and was the Head Coach of the Red Deer Op­ti­mist Chiefs Mid­get AAA Hockey Club from 2014-2016.

Play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is in his reper­toire as well, hav­ing played five sea­sons with the WHL’S Spokane Chiefs from 19972002 and three sea­sons for the Nor­folk Ad­mi­rals from 2002-2005.

“My fam­ily and I are ex­tremely ex­cited and honoured to join the Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos,” said Cote. “I was born and raised in Swift Cur­rent, and to have the op­por­tu­nity to come back to the city where my love and pas­sion for the game all started is an amaz­ing feel­ing. I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Dean Brock­man and all of the play­ers and staff to con­tinue the strong tra­di­tion of Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos hockey.”

Dutertre, a na­tive of Dins­more, has spent 20 years work­ing in var­i­ous coach­ing roles in hockey in­clud­ing video, men­tor­ing, skill de­vel­op­ment and on-ice coach­ing.

Over the past four sea­sons, Dutertre has served as an As­sis­tant Coach for both the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan’s Men’s and Women’s hockey pro­grams, reach­ing the na­tional cham­pi­onship on four oc­ca­sions. He is also the Na­tional Skat­ing and Skills Coach for Ice Hockey Aus­tralia.

“I’m ex­cited to be a part of the Bron­cos or­ga­ni­za­tion and work in such a great hockey com­mu­nity,” said Dutertre. “It’s a tremen­dous op­por­tu­nity to work with Dean and I look for­ward to con­tribut­ing to the con­tin­ued suc­cess of the team and our play­ers.”

Cote and Dutertre will be with the Bron­cos when play­ers re­port to train­ing camp on Au­gust 26, with on-ice ses­sions be­gin­ning the fol­low­ing morn­ing. The an­nual Blue & White Game will take place on Au­gust 30.

The Bron­cos will play their first preseason game on Au­gust 31 in Regina against the Pats. They open the reg­u­lar sea­son on Septem­ber 21 against the vis­it­ing Saska­toon Blades.

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