Gough Moves On, Naka Re-Joins Warriors

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by Kyle Anderson

West Kelowna, BC – The West Kelowna Warriors would like to congratulate Associate Head Coach/Assistant General Manager Brent Gough on accepting a position in Arizona with the Arizona Bobcats AAA program.

Gough, who has spent 5 seasons behind the bench for the Warriors, has taken the position to help align him with his career goals of coaching in NCAA Hockey.

“Brent is one of the hardest working guys in the BCHL,” said Head Coach/GM Rylan Ferster, “I’ve always maintained that he could be a great head coach in this league, and I know he will do great things in Arizona.”

Gough will remain a member of the Warriors organization as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel.

The Warriors would also like to announce that Shae Naka will be taking over Brent’s role behind the bench.

Naka, a former assistant coach with the Warriors 2 seasons ago, spent last year at Pursuit of Excellence, while filling in numerous times with West Kelowna on the bench and in the press box doing video analysis.

“Shae is so good when it comes to video,” said Ferster, “we have done a lot of video analysis work with our players in the past, and that will continue to be a strong component of what we do. He is also an excellent teacher of the game, and I look forward to working with him again.”

The Warriors would like to welcome Shae back to the organization in a full-time role, and thank Brent Gough for his contributions over the past 5 seasons, wishing him luck in all of his future endeavors.

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