Matt Cockell, President and General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club announced Friday that Luke Pierce will not return as the head coach for the 2017-18 season.
“The ICE would like to thank Luke for his dedication to the hockey club and the community over the past two seasons” said Cockell. “We are committed to a fresh start for the organization and this includes the business and hockey operations. We feel that this was a necessary decision to accomplish that objective.” Cockell added that the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
No further comment will be provided.
– Kootenay ICE release