April 29, 2015
COACH SCOTT SIGNS SEMI-PRO CONTRACT
SELKIRK, MB– The Selkirk Steelers announce that Assistant Coach Craig Scott will be stepping down from his position with the Organization that he held for the 2014-2015 season. Scott has signed a semi-pro playing contract with the Peterborough Phantoms of the English Premier Ice Hockey League(EPIHL) starting for the 2015-2016 season.
Scott who recently obtained his Irish Passport also played three years of minor hockey in the United Kingdom(UK) up until the age of 7 during his father’s playing career overseas. Upon returning to Canada and residing in Lockport, MB, Scott continued with minor hockey in the Lord Selkirk Minor Hockey Association. The Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School Grad also spent three seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League(MJHL) with two of those seasons as part of the Selkirk Steelers(2009-2011). Scott finished his MJHL career with the Winnipeg Saints in 2012 when the team went to the MJHL Turnbull Cup Championship losing to the Portage Terriers where Scott was the MJHL playoff leading scorer.
Following his MJHL career, Scott went on to join the University of Manitoba Bison’s Men’s Hockey Team for two seasons(2012-2014) before turning to coaching in 2014.
Scott will qualify as a non-import player due to his previous minor hockey playing time in the UK.
“We are very proud of Craig and know he will do well with this new and exciting chapter in his life. He will certainly be missed by the entire organization and we thank him for the tremendous job that he did this past season under the guidance of Head Coach Wayne Bartley” said David Obirek, Selkirk Steelers General Manager.