Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flint tabs Howard to lead Jr. Generals

The Flint Jr. Generals have announced that Steve Howard has accepted the head coaching job for the upcoming season.

Howard, a Burton native, grew up playing hockey in the EMHA in Flint and since his days as an Icelander, he has been around the world playing hockey, including seven professional seasons as a defenseman. He was the player-assistant coach for the Columbus Cottonmouths (SPHL) in 2006-07 and helped guide them to the Presidents Cup that season.

Howard retired from playing hockey at the age of 30 and spent the next four years training and advancing elite players with Minnesota’s Advancement Program in Minneapolis.

He recently moved back to his hometown with his fiancé, Jamie, to start his own hockey specific training company, STRIDA Hockey Inc.

Also the Michigan scout for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL, Howard knows player advancement is important plus putting a good team on the ice to continue the winning tradition.

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