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Eagles tab Schneekloth as new head coach, Tobler new assistant

 

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The Colorado Eagles announced Monday that Aaron Schneekloth has been named head coach of the team, becoming just the third head coach in Eagles history.

Schneekloth assumes the position which became open after longtime head coach Chris Stewart decided to shift his focus to his existing roles of governor, president and general manager of the organization.

In addition, it was also announced that former Eagles forward Ryan Tobler will serve as the assistant coach under Schneekloth.

“Watching Aaron transition from player to coach over the past three seasons has reinforced my firm belief that he is without question the best person to take over control of our bench,” said Stewart. “We received interest from a huge number of candidates, including several with NHL experience on their resume, but at the end of the day, I know that Aaron is the one who can take us where we are looking to go.”

Schneekloth will be assuming a head coaching position for the first time in his career, after spending the previous three seasons as the Eagles assistant coach. Prior to moving behind the bench, the Calgary native enjoyed a stellar professional career that spanned 11 years and saw him spend seven seasons in an Eagles sweater, including a championship season in 2007.

Tobler retired from professional hockey in 2010 after spending seven seasons with the Eagles, winning a pair of championships with Colorado in 2005 and 2007. Most recently, he served as the head coach of the Bentley Generals of the Chinook Hockey League from 2013-16, leading the team to the league title in both 2014 and 2015 and ultimately culminating with the Generals winning the prestigious Allan Cup in 2016.

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