The MNJHL has been increasing the quality of Head Coaches it has been bringing into the league the last few seasons. Last year the Dells Ducks with the addition of Bill Zaniboni went from next to last place to within one over time goal of representing the MNJHL at USA Hockey’s Tier III National Championships. This year, Marty Quarters has been taken the Head Coaching position of the Central Wisconsin Saints.
Following Zaniboni and Quarters is now OHL verteran Saginaw Spirit Assistant Coach George Daniel. Daniel takes over an Ice Hawks team that was vastly improved last season.
George started his coaching career at the prep level coaching the Riverview Varsity Hockey team (2000-2005). In his five years at Riverview, the team overachieved each season. By season three Riverview would win the first of three league titles, followed by back to back regional titles only to lose to Division 3 powerhouse Cranbrook. At Riverview Daniel earned league coach of the year honors twice.