Friday, September 02, 2011

Warriors start camp, add coach Hamre

The Michigan Warriors have announced that John Hamre will join the organization as an assistant coach and Dr. Matt Sardelli will return as team physician.

Hamre (HAM-ree) will also take over some of the operational duties with the team for the upcoming season. The Roseville, Minn., native is a veteran coach, having coached at the NCAA Division I, international and professional levels, and has worked with USA Hockey at many developmental camps and coaching clinics. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education.

“We are proud and fortunate to be able to bring a man with John’s winning history and experience on board," said Warriors owner Pat McEachern.

Sardelli, who is affiliated with both Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Regional Medical Center, has previous experience that includes holding the same position with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL.

The Warriors officially start training camp for the 2011-12 season today, after a brief practice and introductory meeting last night.

All Warriors training camp ice-related activities will be held at Flint’s Iceland Arena located at 1106 S. Elms Road, culminating with the team’s annual exhibition game against Adrian College at Iceland on Saturday, Sept 10 with a 2 p.m. face-off. The team’s practice schedule is listed below.

All practices are open to the public with no admission charge.

Saturday, Sept. 3 - 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 - 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8 - 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9 - 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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