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Wings announce Mick as coach, part owner

The veil has been lifted on who will lead the Cold Lake Wings hockey club. The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League club announced last Thursday that former WHL coach and player Troy Mick will serve as Head Coach, General Manager and also have a stake in the club as part owner.

Mick is coming off a stint as the bench boss of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the BCHL. He credits some time away from the junior leagues helping Pee Wee-level players for fueling a desire to return.

“Seeing the kids eyes smile and they listen to you. They actually were the ones that gave me that spirit to come back again. I take a lot of pride in my players, not only on the ice but off the ice, to grow these kids and young guys into young men and adults.”

Mick won a pair of RBC Junior A Championships with the Vernon Vipers in 1995 and 1998. He was himself a draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 1988.

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He says he looks forward to making the move to the Lakeland and getting to work.

“Like anything, I’m sure there will be bumps in the road. I tell you what, the community of Cold Lake has a beautiful facility and I’m looking at making the people there very proud. I’ll bring my expertise and all my connections to make this a great team and a great league.”

The Cold Lake Wings kick off their season on October 4th against the Rosetown Red Wings.

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