The Steinbach Pistons are excited to announce the hiring of Joey Moggach as the team’s new assistant coach.
Moggach steps up into the Junior ‘A’ ranks after spending the past two years as the Heach Coach of the Winnipeg Monarchs of the Winnipeg City Midget ‘AAA’ Hockey League. Before his time with the Monarchs Moggach was an assistant coach for three years with the Eastman Selects.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity to join the Steinbach Pistons for the 2016-2017 season,” commented the 30 year-old who grew up in Brandon, Manitoba. “Paul (Dyck) and his staff have done an excellent job over the years turning Steinbach into a first-class organisation.
‘While coaching at the ‘AAA’ level I’ve overheard players talking about wanting to play in Steinbach all the time, and now I’m excited to be a part of it,” he added.
Moggach is familiar with the MJHL, having played for the Dauphin Kings in his junior days. In his final junior season with the Kings, he tallied 55 goals and 63 assists for 118 points in 60 games . The former right winger is also a Bemidji State University Alumni, having played two seasons with the Beavers.
“We are very pleased that Joey will be joining our program for the upcoming season,” said Pistons Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck. “He is a bright young coach with a passion for player development and will strengthen our staff.”
Joey and his wife Jessie Moggach currently live in Lorette, Manitoba with their one-and-half-year-old daughter Ryleigh.