Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they will be picking up the Club option on the contract of assistant coach Dave Lowry for the 2011-12 season. The Flames have elected not to exercise the option on assistant coach Ryan McGill.
Lowry has been with the Flames for two seasons as the assistant coach since 2009 after guiding the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) as the head coach (2008-09) and the associate coach (2005-08). He also spent four seasons with the Calgary Flames playing in over 200 games from 2000-2004.
“Now that the evaluation of our coaching staff in Calgary is complete, Brent Sutter will begin the process of identifying, interviewing, and ultimately selecting candidates to fill the vacancies on his staff. At the same time, the ongoing review of all other areas of the hockey operations department including staff, pro and amateur scouting, AHL and player development, etc., will continue in the normal course of our business,” said Flames Acting General Manager Jay Feaster.
The post season review process continues for the organization with no set final time table for completion.