Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kelowna Rockets Hire Assistant Coach

With the departure in June of assistant coach Jeff Finley, the Rockets had a big hole to fill. And they've managed to do this, securing the services of Dan Lambert, one of the WHL's best ever "little" guys. Lambert was a diminutive defenceman with the Swift Current Broncos during the late 1980's, playing four seasons in Speedy Creek. This was a time in the 'Dub when size really did seem to matter. Yet Lambert rose above much second guessing and ran the show on the backend for the Broncos through their Memorial Cup championship season in 1988-89. He collected over 300 points during his junior career. While Lambert had the benefit of dishing off pucks to the likes Joe Sakic and Sheldon Kennedy, his own skills were never in doubt. There was always this "little number 3" in a Broncos jersey making smart passes and quarterbacking a lethal power play for Swift Current. Lambert played briefly in the NHL a spent the rest of his professional career playing in Europe.

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