The club quickly developed NHL prospects Oscar Moller (Los Angeles Kings) and Mark Santorelli (Nashville Predators). Then last season, due in part to a rash of injuries, the Bruins failed to qualify for the post-season. Hiller was let go immediately after the regular season concluded.
Hiller, held in high regard by his players in Chilliwack, quickly re-surfaced in August when he was hired by the Tri City Americans. The Amerks are a veteran club this season, assembled primarily by general manager Bob Tory and long-time head coach Don Nachbaur. Nachbaur was hired by the Binghampton Senators (AHL) during the past off-season.