The Prince George Cougars have signed 53-year-old Mark Lamb to a four-year contract making him the 6th General Manager in the team's history. Mark has a long career as an assistant coach in Edmonton and Dallas before becoming coach and general manager of the Swift Current Broncos in 2009.
He helped assemble the Broncos team that won this years Ed Chynoweth Cup. He spent the last season as the head coach of the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League. Majority Shareholder Eric Brewer had this to say about Mark Lamb:
"He brings years of experience in player development, coaching, and management at the junior level and at the pro level. In our conversations, it became quite clear that Mark shared the same vision our ownership group has for this franchise going forward. By Signing a multi-year contract, Mark has shown how committed he is to our organization and Prince George."
Mark has a lot of work ahead of him. The Prince George Cougars finished with a record of 24-38-5 finishing last in the B.C. Division. The previous year, the team finished 45-21-3 winning the B.C. Division but losing in the first round in six games to the Portland Winterhawks. The poor performance of the team led to the exit of former General Manager Todd Harkins in March.
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