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Sheldon Brookbank named assistant coach for NHL's Blackhawks - After winning the Stanley Cup as a player with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, Lanigan native Sheldon Brookbank is hoping to hoist the Cup once again, but this time as a coach with the club. After being an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, Brookbank was recently named an assistant coach with the National Hockey League’s Blackhawks.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have accepted Vice President of football operations, general manager and head coach, Chris Jones resignation request in order to pursue an NFL coaching opportunity with the Cleveland Browns.
“We are proud of what Chris came in and accomplished through his three seasons as general manager and head coach,” stated Riders President & CEO Craig Reynolds. “His work obviously didn’t go unnoticed and we congratulate him on his opportunity in the National Football League and thank him for his contribution to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.”
Chris Jones was originally hired on December 7, 2015.
After going through a 5-13 rebuilding season in 2016, the Riders improved to 10-8 under Jones’ guidance in 2017 and appeared in a division final for the first time since 2013.
Last season, the Green and White finished with the CFL’s second best record at 12-6 and hosted the West Semi-Final.
Jones was named CFL Coach of the Year for his efforts.
Reynolds added, “We are fortunate to have many quality football leaders and coaches on our staff. We will evaluate and will look to fill the vacancy quickly.”
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