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Friday , 20 May 2022

Bonnyville Pontiacs part ways with Coach/GM Rick Swan

After 10 seasons with the Pontiacs, nine as the Head Coach and General Manager, Rick Swan and the Pontiacs have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.

The Pontiacs are currently reviewing expressions of interest from candidates for the now vacant position and expect to announce a new hockey operations team in the very near future.

No other changes to the hockey operations staff have been made. In the interm, Neil Langridge and Chad Nelson will handle all business/hockey operations.

Rick Swan is an elite coach with a long history of success in junior hockey. Under his leadership the Pontiacs have built a culture of excellence, and a strong organization based on respect, integrity and community service. During his tenure the team has had 106 college commitments —13 in the past season alone.

Rick Swan exits as the winningest coach in Bonnyville Pontiacs franchise history.

The Pontiacs thank Rick Swan for his outstanding dedication to our program over the last 10 years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

Press release.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.