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JR TBirds Squirt Major coaches announced: Doug Janik, Ryan Morton co-head coaching; Brian Knowles named assistant

By Jr. T-Birds Staff, 02/12/23, 4:30PM EST


Doug Janik and Ryan Morton will be co-head coaching the 2013 Squirt Majors in the 2023-24 season, the JR. TBirds announced today.

Brian Knowles will serve as assistant coach.

Check out just a brief snapshot of Janik's hockey career on the ice and off:
-played on multiple USA National teams
- 1999 NCAA Champion
University of Maine
- 1999 2nd Round Draft pick Buffalo Sabres
-played 14 years professional hockey
-Coached 5 years professional hockey
-coached 1 years NCAA division 1 college hockey
-current pro scout for the Nashville Predators

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with young athletes to help improve there skill development and hockey knowledge in a fun environment with the Jr. Thunderbirds," Janik said.

Ryan Morton played collegiate hockey at Quinnipiac, where he registered over 90 points in four seasons with the Bobcats from 2000-2004.