The Portage Terriers organization is pleased to have head coach and general manager Blake Spiller staying on their bench until 2025.
Team President Dave Koroscil says it was very important for them to re-sign Spiller, especially with the big year ahead of them.
"With the Centennial Cup coming up this year, the Board of Directors is very happy to have Blake, and most of his coaching staff, back at the helm again," Koroscil explains. "His record speaks for itself. He brings a lot to this organization."
Spiller started his head coaching career in 2006 with the Terriers and led them to the playoffs in 15 straight seasons, with his first time missing the postseason coming last year. While they were on the outside looking in, Koroscil says it was impressive to see what he did with one of the youngest teams in the league.
"If you take a look at last year, the team got off to a slow start. It was a very, very young team but they just barely missed making the playoffs, with a great run after Christmas," Koroscil continues. "He's able to find the talent and build on the talent he brings in by getting the players to work as a true team."
The team president adds it makes life a lot easier for the board of directors, knowing they have someone who wants to be with the Terriers and wants to be successful.
"We really like to let Blake take care of everything on the ice, with the players, and then we can focus on running the organization," says Koroscil. "With the record Blake has and the talent he brings in, it makes it easier to get fans in the stands and help support the hockey club."
Koroscil notes they couldn't be happier to have Spiller back under the helm for this season's journey to the Centennial Cup Tournament.