Nelson Leafs head coach Briar McNaney has been selected as an assistant coach for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) team at this year's British Columbia Hockey Conference (BCHC) prospects game.
The BCHC is made up of two Junior A leagues in the province: the KIJHL and the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL). Both leagues have created a team of the top players in their respective leagues. Each roster primarily consists of players born in 2006 and 2007 to showcase the young talent in the province.
On being selected to help coach the team, McNaney says he's excited about the opportunity.
“There are a lot of good young players around our league to showcase. I’m very excited to be a part of it," he said. "Obviously, a big opportunity for me as well as a bunch of young players.”
In his first full season as head coach of the Nelson Leafs, McNaney has led the team to a 6-9-1 record. They are currently in fourth place in the Neil Murdoch Division.
The BCHC prospects game is on Nov. 28 in Kamloops.
McNaney joined CJLY to speak about the BCHC prospects game and how the Nelson Leafs season has gone so far. Listen to the story below: