Ex Comox Coach now new Coach / GM of Princeton


Hockey Canada
July 5, 2013, (ISN) – On June 25, 2013 at the Princeton Posse Annual General Meeting, Dean Johnston stepped in as the new President with an entirely new board, dedicated to establishing the Posse as a cornerstone in the community.

The Board of Directors aren’t the only fresh faces with the Posse. Bill Rotheisler, who was part of Team Pacific that won a bronze medal at the 2011 U17 World hockey Championship, is the new General Manager and Head Coach of the Princeton Posse.

Rotheisler spent last season coaching the Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the VIJHL. With the short amount of time that Rotheisler and his coaching staff had, they built a strong team that had their first playoff sweep in the franchise’s history, won the North Island Division and competed at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. They changed the culture of the dressing room and built a team that the community bonded with.

Prior to his season with the VIJHL, Rotheisler spent five seasons between Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy and the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

During his three seasons with the Okanagan Hockey Academy/School, Rotheisler was an integral part of the management and operations as program director, coordinator, and writer for the International Development Tournament.

Rotheisler is the youngest coach to attend the biennial NCCP High Performance 2 seminar — the highest level coaching certification program in the country and has also attended as a presenter.

“I am humbled and honoured that I will be a part of the Princeton Posse family: An organization that has always turned heads with our passionate fans and strong community bond. The first game that I ever coached in the KIJHL, on an interim basis, was in the Princeton & District Arena as a member of the Summerland Sting. I remember thinking to myself that this would be a great place to coach and call home one day.”

Rotheisler is looking forward to working with the new Board of Directors and the community to continue to build the passion and excitement that Princeton has for their Posse.

Rotheisler will spend the next couple weeks evaluating all aspects of the hockey operations, including roster and staff to solidify what will be a strong organization from top to bottom.

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