PORT HOOD, N.S. - The Cape Breton West Islanders, of the Nova Scotia Eastlink Major Midget Hockey League, are pleased to announce that former Islander player Garrett Lambke, from Antigonish, has accepted the position of assistant coach for the upcoming season.
Lambke will join head coach Nick MacNeil and current defence coach Kyle Gillies as a member of the Islanders bench staff.
Lambke played two seasons for the Islanders under then head coach Sean Donovan. He graduated to Pictou County Crushers of the MJHL where he had three strong seasons. In his final season under head coach and former NHL player Doug Doull, the Crushers won the Kent Cup, emblematic of a league championship.
Lambke easily made the transition from player to coach. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Nova Bantams of the NSMBHL.
“We are extremely pleased to add Garrett to the Islanders’ coaching staff,” team president Brian MacInnis said.
“He was a hardworking, honest, blue-collar player for the Islanders and will bring that same work ethic and winning attitude to the team’s bench staff.”