The Portage Terriers have announced today that Robbie Moar will be joining the team's coaching staff for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
Moar played a single game for the Dogs in 2010-11 before leaving the organization to dress for six games in Swan Valley and 138 in Neepawa.
As a Portage product, Moar shares that he is thrilled about this opportunity.
"It came together pretty quickly, and I am just excited to join Blake Spiller, Paul Harland and everyone else in the organization for the big year this year and hosting the Centennial Cup. So, it's going to be an exciting year. I'm just happy to be a part of it."
At the age of 29, this won't be his first dabble behind the bench in the MJHL, as he was an assistant coach in Neepawa from 2019 - 2021.
"I got quite a bit of experience working in Neepawa," says Moar. "Ken Pearson kind of gave me a lot of responsibilities. So, I'm pretty comfortable doing whatever Blake and Paul need me to do. I just want to come there with a good work ethic and help the team win."
Following his MJHL career, which saw him pick up 70 points in the highest Junior A league Manitoba has to offer, Moar attended Minot State University Alumni, where he played four seasons.
He explains how it feels for his coaching career get to this place.
"It's going to be pretty cool. I think it has been a while since I have lived in Portage and been a Terrier, so it's an incredible opportunity. It's an honour, and I just can't wait for September to get things going."
The Terriers start the year on the road against the Selkirk Steelers on Friday, Sept. 16th. Portage then welcomes the Steelers to Stride Place under the bright lights on Sept. 18th for the home opener.