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Quesnel Resident Lands Coaching Job In WHL

Another Quesnel resident has landed a job behind the bench in the Western Hockey League.

Ryan Marsh, now 43, has been hired as an Associate Coach with the Saskatoon Blades.

He joins fellow Quesnel resident Mitch Love, who is the team’s new head coach.

Marsh and Love are familiar with one another having coached as assistants together for Team Canada Red at the 2016 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.

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Marsh’s coaching resume includes spending the past four seasons on the bench with the Edmonton Oil Kings as an Assistant Coach.

During his tenure in Edmonton, the Oil Kings qualified for the playoffs twice and were eliminated in the first round each time.

Prior to joining the Oil Kings, Marsh spent time as an assistant coach at the University of Alberta (2012-2014), the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Spruce Grove Saints (2006-2010,2011-12) , and Fort Saskatchewan Traders (2003-2006).

Marsh also brings experience as a player with 186 regular season games played in his WHL career from 1992-1995 as a defenseman with the Tri-City Americans.

From there, Ryan made a stop in the ECHL for one season before joining the University of Alberta Golden Bears where he played for four seasons while earning a bachelors degree in physical education.

Marsh then closed out his playing career in the ECHL with the Louisiana Ice Gators where he played 60 games and registered 6 points and 92 penalty minutes during the 2001-2002 season.

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