Chiefs announce key organizational changes


There is some exciting news Straight Outta Rutland! The Kelowna Chiefs have made some organizational moves to make them stronger in the front office and on the ice.

Ken Law will be moving into a full-time general manager role and Travers Rebman, has been promoted from assistant coach last year to become the head coach. Both assistant coaches Thierry Martine and Carl Poole will return in their roles. Long time Scout Larry Hamilton will take on assistant GM duties along with his head scout role. Travis Hoy will remain as the Chiefs goalie coach and Shea Kearns will continue as the strength and conditioning coach.

“With the growth we have seen within our league and team, it makes sense to have more hands on deck,” says Chiefs president Jason Tansem. “Recruiting is an essential part of each organization and it is an area of focus for us. Both Ken and Larry are pro’s at finding high quality players and we want to continue building on that success. Travers is a tremendous coach and he will focus on skill development and advancing players to the next level.

“I am a believer that each of us needs to be champions in our roles in order to be 100 per cent successful,” continues Tansem. “With our staff now rounded out, we truly offer a premier program within the KIJHL.”

The Chiefs will get back on the ice for skills sessions starting in June in preparation for main camp August 23 – 25 at Rutland Arena.