WINNIPEG - Dave Lowry was in Brandon, putting together all the details of the Wheat Kings' training camp schedule, when his phone rang.
It was Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice - asking if Lowry would consider joining his coaching staff.
Before Lowry would take the job, he needed to have a conversation with someone.
That someone is his son Adam Lowry, who he'd be coaching on a daily basis.
"We had to have Adam's blessing on it," said Lowry, who spent the 2019-20 campaign as the head coach of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings.
"I'd totally understand if he wasn't comfortable with me coming in and being part of the staff, this wouldn't have been something I continued to pursue. With Adam's blessing, I recognize that he's an established player in the National Hockey League, and it should be an easy transition."