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Posted: August 7th, 2013

Former Erie Otters head coach Robbie Ftorek is the new assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat, according to the club’s website.
Ftorek, 61, who was fired by the Otters last November after posting a 139-184-15-13 record and missing the playoffs twice in five-plus Ontario Hockey League seasons, returns to coaching at the professional level for the first time since a three-year stint as head coach of the AHL’s Albany River Rats from 2003-06.
He had 20 seasons of pro coaching experience from 1985-2006. He was a NHL head coach with the Los Angeles Kings (1987-89), New Jersey Devils (1998-2000) and Boston Bruins (2001-03), as well as an assistant coach with the Quebec Nordiques (1990-91) and New Jersey (1998-2000, 2001-03). He won an AHL championship with Albany in the 1994-95 season. The Heat, based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, are affiliated with the NHL’s Calgary Flames.
“We are thrilled to be able to add such an experienced coach and teacher as Robbie Ftorek to our organization,” Flames general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement. “Robbie’s experience at every level … provides our players, and our coaching staffs, an incredible wealth of hockey knowledge on which to draw.”
Ftorek joins former Otters D Chris Breen in Abbotsford. He recently signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames.

Posted: October 30th, 2012

Millcreek Township native Cameron Trejchel, 12, has been selected to play for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres’ 12-under team in the prestigious Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. The 53rd annual event will be held Feb. 14-24 at Pepsi Coliseum, in Quebec City, Quebec – home of the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques from 1972-1995 and current home to the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.
Trejchel, who plays for the Amherst (N.Y.) Knights during the season, joins a group of 19 other players from western and central New York on the Jr. Sabres’ roster. The tournament for 11 and 12-year-olds, which has featured more than 600 current and former NHL players in the past, reportedly attracts an estimated 2,300 players from 16 countries and 200,000 spectators each year.

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