SWIFT CURRENT, SK – WHL Bronco Board Chairman Liam Choo-Foo announced on Wednesday morning that Head Coach and General Manager Mark Lamb has resigned from the Swift Current Broncos to take on a head coaching position with the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.
Lamb completed seven seasons as Broncos Head Coach and General Manager and guided the team to the postseason four times during his tenure.“I’m very grateful for everything that’s happened to me in Swift Current,” said Lamb. “I appreciate everyone that worked with me in the office, the scouts and my supporting staff.”Lamb was hired by the Broncos in 2009 and was the longest tenured coach in the WHL after spending six seasons with the NHL’s Dallas Stars as an Assistant Coach. Lamb also served as an Assistant Coach with the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001-02 campaign. “His love of hockey is clearly evident,” said WHL Bronco Board Chairman Choo-Foo. “He’s turned this organization into one that develops young players into pros. We are seen as a premiere franchise for player development. Mark truly has integrity and bought into our plan. Our team, prospects and our depth are better than at any other time in our recent history. We’re parting on fantastic terms and we’re happy for Mark. We know he’ll be a great ambassador for the Swift Current Broncos inside and outside the hockey circles.”In 403 career NHL games, Lamb recorded 146 points (46g-100a) and 291 penalty minutes with the Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens.
The Swift Current Broncos will begin the search for new applicants immediately.