Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Adding One Of The Best

I have an immense amount of respect for former Calgary Inferno goaltender Delayne Brian. Not only is she one of the best netminders to have played the game in my humble opinion, but she's a native Winnipegger which already makes her entirely cool in my books. Having been lucky enough to have interviewed her on The Hockey Show, I can truly say she's one of the greats in the game despite having retired from playing. With Brian transitioning to normal life away from the rink, I would suspect it would be hard for a competitor like her to walk away from the game entirely, so today's news put a smile on my face when I read it.

Announced on Twitter today, the Calgary Fire U18 AAA program have added the former CWHL All-Star to their coaching staff as Delayne Brian will be training goaltenders in the Fire program for the foreseeable future!

I'm a firm believer that great players never stray far from the game, and Delayne Brian's return as a coach in the Calgary Fire system is a great bit of news today. The girls playing in the Fire program will benefit greatly from one of the best female netminders to stop pucks in the city of Calgary, and having Delayne Brian back in the game teaching the next generation of goalies the skills of the position of goaltending means we're going to see great netminders emerge from Calgary in the next generation.

Welcome back, Delayne, and congratulations to the Calgary Fire U18 AAA program on getting an amazing netminder who is a better person to join the coaching ranks in Calgary!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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