By Lindsay Kramer
The year was 1990. Bylsma was a junior forward; Reirden was a freshman defenseman. Every upperclassman got a newcomer to break in as something of an underling/gopher boy, and Reirden was under the foot, er wing, of Bylsma.
“It’s usually the upperclassmen who make sure they align to the team goals, so to speak,” Bylsma said euphemistically.
Bylsma must have done a good job. His first hire as coach of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was to name Reirden, 37, his assistant Monday.