Lancers Add to Coaching Staff

The Windsor Lancer men's hockey team has added several new assistant coaches for the upcoming season.

Head Coach Kevin Hamlin will be joined on the bench are former NHLer and Sportsnet broadcaster Todd Warrnier, former Lancer forward Mike Christou, and Michigan native Frank Furdero.

Warriner was selected fourth overall in 1992 by the Quebec Nordiques, and enjoyed a fifteen year professional career. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators of the NHL, while finishing his amazing playing career in Europe.

Hamlin says they very happy to add Todd to our coaching staff.

"We have a relationship that transcends the game and I am looking forward to working with him and our Lancer program," says Hamlin. "Todd bring an incredible amount of knowledge as a former player and I am confident that our players will benefit from not only that but his interpersonal skills."

Christou brings with him a wealth of experience at the collegiate level, having played for the Lancers for four season, was a key player for the blue and gold in their 2014 Queen's Cup victory and represented the squad at two national championships.  

Hamlin says Christou will be a nice fit.

"Mike was a team first player and his positive demeanour will make a huge impact on our team this year.  As a PK expert and specialist, he will work in that capacity with our team."

Furdero played five years of professional hockey in the Southern Professional Hockey League and is currently the skills expert with the Little Caesars AAA hockey club. He will apply his expertise with the blue and gold during skills sessions throughout the season.

Hamlin also tells AM800 Sports that Perry Wilson will come on board as this year's goalie coach.

The 2019-20 Lancer men's hockey schedule is set to be released this week.