The Prince George Spruce Kings announce the hiring of former Spruce Kings assistant coach Colton Buffie as the team’s new Director of Scouting.
Colton had previously worked with the team in the role of assistant coach for four seasons from 2011 to 2015. Most recently Colton had been in a scouting role with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
“Colton is somebody who’s eye for talent I trust. In his time with us previously he proved to me that he has a knack for spotting talented players and does a good job in recruiting them to our program. I’m really looking forward to having him back on board with us because he understands the type of player and more importantly the type of young man we like to have as Spruce Kings” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
“I am very honored and excited to be a part of the Spruce Kings organization again. This organization is one of the most professionally run and well respected franchises in the BCHL. Mike Hawes and his staff have done a phenomenal job putting a competitive team on the ice each and every night and I will do everything I can to help that process. I spent four years as a part of the coaching staff and feel as though I have a good understanding of the type of players that are successful in Prince George. My plan is to work with Mike, Adam and Alex to help recruit as many talented, driven, respectful, and hardworking players to the Spruce Kings family and hopefully bring a championship to the City of Prince George. I want to thank Mike, Tom Bohmer, and the rest of the organization for giving me this opportunity. Now it’s time to get to work” said Spruce Kings new Director of Scouting Colton Buffie.