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Keith McCambridge named Moose assistant coach

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the Manitoba Moose, have named Keith McCambridge Assistant Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate today.

McCambridge, 35, joins the Moose from the ECHL’s Alaska Aces where he held the Head Coaching position during the 2007-08 season. Last season, McCambridge led the Aces to within a game of their second Kelly Cup title in four year and its fourth West Division and third National Conference title in five years. His two-year record as Head Coach was 86-50-8 (.625).

McCambridge’s teams went 20-10 (.667) in the playoffs, sweeping defending ECHL champion Idaho in a first-round series back in 2008 and winning 12 of 14 games on its way to the Kelly Cup Finals this past season. His departure ends a seven-year tenure with the Aces, including three years as a playing captain and one as an assistant coach. McCambridge closed out his playing career in 2006, when Alaska defeated Gwinnett in five games to capture the ECHL championship.

McCambridge played nine seasons in both the IHL and AHL with the Saint John Flames, Las Vegas Thunder, Providence Bruins, Houston Aeros and Cleveland Barons. In 1999-00 the defenceman played three games with Manitoba in the IHL. In 378 AHL games McCambridge scored nine goals, 21 assists, for a total of 30 points and 1057 penalty minutes.

McCambridge replaces Jay Wells joining Scott Arniel and Rick St. Croix on the Moose bench. Arniel is entering his fourth season as the Manitoba Moose Head Coach while St. Croix is entering his fifth as Assistant Coach.

  Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge Position GP W L OTL SOL Pts GP W L
2003-04 Alaska ECHL Player-Assistant  
2004-05 Alaska ECHL Player-Assistant  
2005-06 Alaska ECHL Player-Assistant  
2006-07 Alaska ECHL Asst Coach  
2007-08 Alaska ECHL Head Coach 72 41 26 4 1 87 9 5 4
2008-09 Alaska ECHL Head Coach 72 45 24 1 2 93 21 15 5
Career ECHL Statistics 144 86 50 5 3 180 30 20 9
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