The Saskatoon Blades are extremely pleased to announce that they have hired Dean Brockman as their new assistant coach.
Brockman joins the Blades from the Humboldt Broncos, where he was a 4-time SJHL Coach Of The Year, most recently in 2013.
"Dean is a winner, plain and simple," said Saskatoon Blades general manager and head coach Bob Woods. "He brings experience, leadership and a winning mentality to this organization. He's proven himself at the SJHL level and with Hockey Canada and we're very excited to welcome him to the Saskatoon Blades."
Brockman has spent the last 10 seasons as the general manager and head coach of the SJHL's Humboldt Broncos. During those 10 seasons he was named SJHL Coach Of The Year in 2013, 2009, 2008 and 2007. Prior to that, Brockman was the assistant coach of the club from 1997 until 2003, while also serving as general manager.
"This is obviously a great opportunity for me and one that I have been seeking for a while," said Brockman. "The Saskatoon Blades are a team that I watched growing up, going way back to the days of Jackie McLeod. I'm certainly looking forward to doing everything that I can to help this team win games."
Team success has been a regular theme when looking at Brockman's history. The product of St. Benedict, Saskatchewan, guided the Broncos to four Anavet Cup Championship titles in five appearances at the event, which matches up the SJHL and MJHL Champions.
Brockman also has a history of success with Hockey Canada. He coached Canada West to a Silver medal at the World Jr. A Championship in 2012, taking home a Gold medal at that same event as an assistant coach one year earlier in 2011.
The Blades would like to welcome Dean and his family to the organization.