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Helena Bighorns Name Jonasson Head Coach

6/12/14

Helena Bighorns Jr. Hockey Team

NA3HL

Media Relations Director

RE: New Head Coach

For immediate release:

The Helena Bighorns Junior Hockey Club is proud to announce the signing of our new head coach, Jon Jonasson.

Coach Jonasson, a USA Hockey Level 4 coach, comes to us from the Steele County Blades Jr. A in Owatonna, MN, where he was the Head Coach and Assistant General Manager since 2012. Before that, he was Director of Scouting for the Cheyenne Stampede Jr A, a position he took after his assistant coaching duties with the Phoenix Polar Bears of the Western States Hockey League, tier III Junior A.

As a player, Jon played his junior hockey in the MNJHL and a stint in professional hockey with Evansville Icemen (AAHL).

Jon has many years of playing, coaching, scouting and recruiting experience; all of which will play a major role in taking the team into a new era of Helena Bighorns Hockey.

Below is an official statement from Coach Jonasson:

I am excited to be given the opportunity to be involved in the Helena Bighorns organization. Helena has had an outstanding reputation the last 10+ years with Scott Cunningham at the helm, and I look forward to helping build and continue the traditions that he has created in Helena. By stepping in as coach in Helena I have no plan to fill Scott’s shoes, as I am not the same coach. My plan is to continue the tradition of player development, advancement and winning standards that he has left for the next coach to take over. I wish Scott and his family the best of luck in Brooks in pursuing his future in coaching at the next level! My family are I are looking forward to taking the next step in our future in Helena and making it our new home”- Jon Jonasson, Head Coach, Helena Bighorns