Tikis Head Coach Named CCHL2 Coach of the Year
Brockville Tikis Head Coach Andrew Dickson has been named the CCHL2 Coach of the Year
In his first year with the team, Dickson has guided the Tikis to a 22-16-6 record, winning 16 more games than last years six wins.
Dickson says he's honoured.
"It feels really good actually," he explains. "I think a lot of people doubted us at the start of the year, didn't think we could get the organization changed around, and our players came through."
The Brockville Tikis are just three points behind Perth and Westport for first in the Richardson Division.
With an average age just under 17.9 years old, the Tikis are the third youngest team to clinch a playoff spot in league history.
"It's more of a players award in my opinon because the players do all the work," says Dickson.
This may be Dickson's first year with the Tiki's but he's a well-seasoned coach. In 2014-15, he took the Prescott Flyers to a first place finish in the EOJHL’s Rideau Division with 36-wins. He then guided the Athens Aeros into the CCHL2 playoffs, knocking off rival Westport and highly-ranked Perth before losing a close series against Richmond in the semi-final round.
He says he's proud of the work the Tikis have put in.
"You just give them guidance and tell them what to do where to go, but in the end the players did all the work," says Dickson. "I'll take it but deep down I know and every one knows the players did all the work. They deserve this as much as anyone."
- With files from CCHL2.ca and Harper Cotie, BOB FM
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