SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Siciliano joins SIJHL as Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that Dave Siciliano has joined the SIJHL as its Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations.
The long-time hockey man will work alongside SIJHL commissioner Bryan Graham in scouting & development as well as assist in disciplinary reviews. He will also aid in the mentoring league coaches.
A well-known and honoured member of the hockey community within Thunder Bay, northwestern Ontario, nationally and internationally, Siciliano sports a plethora of accomplishments from his time within the game.
As head coach of the Thunder Bay Flyers he guided his club to a pair of Centennial Cup (now RBC Cup) Canadian Jr. A championships as well as two United States Hockey League Clark Cup crowns.
He also served on the coaching staff for the Team Canada side that captured a gold medal at the 1993 World Junior Hockey Championship.
Siciliano also went on to coach the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL where he won a third league crown.
He also later worked in the USHL Office in their hockey operations department.
“The SIJHL is thrilled and honoured to have Dave come on board with our hockey operations department,” stated league commissioner Bryan Graham.
“Dave has elevated the game of hockey in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario as well as nationally and internationally with his multitude of contributions and accomplishments over the years,” Graham.
“He will be a welcome addition to our league where he will work in scouting and assist in disciplinary reviews among other areas.”
For his part, Siciliano is looking forward to his new role within the SIJHL.
“I am excited to work with Commissioner Graham to continue to elevate the level of play of SIJHL. I have been attending games and meeting team executives over the past number of years and believe all those concerned have focused on the development of their players. This continued approach will provide more and better opportunities for graduates of the league.”
SIJHL Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations
• Player/Coach 1974-75 Allan Cup Canadian senior hockey champion Thunder Bay Twins
• Three United States Hockey League championships as head coach (2 Thunder Bay Flyers/1 Sioux City Musketeers)
• Two Centennial Cup (now RBC Cup) Canadian Jr. A championship with the Thunder Bay Flyers (1989/1992)
• Three-time USHL coach of the year (1986-87/1988-89/1990-91)
• Head coach previously with Lakehead University (CIS), Edmonton (WHL), Owen Sound (OHL), Thunder Bay Hurricanes Jr. A, Thunder Bay Kings midget AAA & bantam AAA
• USHL Distinguished Service Award (2009)
• Presently fourth winningest coach in USHL history
• Won a gold medal as an assistant coach with Team Canada at the 1993 World Junior Hockey Championship
• Honoured member of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (1995)
The SIJHL’s 16th season begins Friday, Sept. 23 with the start of its regular season.
For more information on the SIJHL, visit the league’s website at www.sijhlhockey.com.