FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Former Fort St. John Huskies forward Jared Winkel has taken on the role of head coach of the NEBC/Yukon Midget U-18 Trackers.

He will replace Gerard Dicaire, who resigned at the end of last season to help coach his son’s side next year.

The 2021-22 Huskies MVP has aged out of the junior league and is excited to hit the ice as a coach this season.

“I’m super excited to see the guys again and be in the game again,” Winkel said. “Not many people my age have that kind of experience.”

Currently living in Nanaimo, the 22-year-old Winkel will return to Fort St. John just in time for the Trackers and Huskies tryouts later this month.

Winkel says he’s grateful for the opportunity given to him by Huskies head coach Todd Alexander.

“Todder is a good thing,” Winkel said. “He’s the main reason I got the job and even did it in the first place.”

Huskies and Trackers tryouts are August 26, 27 and 28e.

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