Monday, September 04, 2006

Camp joins Spirit coaching staff

The Saginaw Spirit has added Shawn Camp to the team's hockey staff.

Camp joins the Spirit as an assistant coach and assistant to the general manager, joining head coach-GM Bob Mancini, associate coach Ian Herbers and assistant coaches Bill Paige and Randy Wilson.

"I am happy to add a coach of Shawn's caliber to our organization," said Mancini. "He will be a great compliment to our staff."

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, nor were any plans to re-organize the Spirit coaching staff.

Camp has been coaching hockey for over 20 years. In 1997, he was an assistant coach of the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques in their quest of the Memorial Cup. In 2002, Camp was an assistant coach with the Memorial Cup-champion Guelph Storm and won the 2004 OHL Championship with the Storm as their head coach.

In 2005, he was the head coach for the Western Conference in the All-Star Classic and the past two years coached the Sarnia Sting.

Camp has coached internationally as well, winning a gold medal as head coach of Canada's National Under-18 team in 2005 and another gold medal as an assistant coach in 2004. He also won a silver medal as head coach at the 2005 Junior World Cup.

"It's a real pleasure to be here working with Bob, Ian and all the staff," said Camp. "We have a very exciting team and are hoping to have a good run this year."

In addition to coaching with the Spirit, Camp also coaches with the Ottawa Senators' Pro Development Camp.

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