Graham Watkins Joins The Knights As Their New Assistant Coach
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - Submitted by North Okanagan Knights
Graham Watkins joins the Knights as their new Assistant Coach
The North Okanagan Knights Junior Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Graham Watkins will be joining the club as their new Assistant Coach.
Graham comes to the North Okanagan Knights as no stranger to the Organization. Last season he played an intrical part to help start the rebuild process of the Knights Hockey Club. Graham was the team’s leading scorer, Assistant Captain and provided solid experience for his teammates and was also instrumental in mentoring a very young and inexperienced team.
Graham grew up in Calgary, AB where he played all his Minor Hockey in Midnapore, a community within the City of Calgary. He also served as an Assistant Captain with the Calgary “AA” Midget Buffaloes.
Graham broke into the KIJHL in the 2013/ 2014 season as a young rookie forward, signing with the Grand Forks Border Bruins and completing his playing career in the 2015/2016 season with the North Okanagan Knights.
“Graham is passionate, dedicated and loves being involved and the game of hockey. He truly cares about people and I know he will only want what is best for each and every player. Graham is going to bring experience to the dressing room from a player’s perspective and a great go between for myself and the players. I am excited as I know Graham is to work side by side together. He will learn a lot about Coaching and how the Hockey Operations of the Organization functions on a daily basis. I wanted someone that I had familiarity with and a minimal transition period for the players. Graham will be a great addition to our Coaching staff,” said GM / Head Coach Bryant Perrier.
Graham will also be upgrading his Academics as he wants to move forward in the future and eventually obtain a degree from the University of Calgary.
For more information, please contact GM / Head Coach; Bryant Perrier at 250-488-0874