The former head coach of the Cape Breton West Islanders says he’s moving into the role of technical director of the TASA Minor Hockey Association.
Kyle “Duke” MacDonald stepped down as the coach of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League team earlier this week.
The coached the Islanders for the past two seasons, including leading the team to a national major midget championship in 2017; they were the first Atlantic team to ever win the title.
MacDonald told The Hawk Morning Show he’s excited for the new opportunity, but it was a really tough decision.
“The Islanders gave me a lot and really gave me this opportunity to work full-time in hockey, so I owe them everything,” he says. “My time as a player and a coach – it’s really been my best experience in hockey.”
Nick MacNeil, the Islanders’ assistant coach, will move into the head coach’s role for the 2018-19 season.
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