WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies announced that head coach and director of hockey operations Kevin Colley has signed a multi-year contract extension.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. The head coach of the Islanders is former ECHL player and coach Scott Gordon while former ECHL player Daniel Lacroix is an assistant coach for the Islanders. Former ECHL coach and executive Jack Capuano is head coach of Bridgeport while the assistant coaches are 2003-04 ECHL Coach of the Year and former ECHL player Pat Bingham and former Johnstown Chiefs assistant coach Matthew Bertani.
The 30 year old led Utah to its third Kelly Cup Playoffs appearance in four years. The Grizzlies had 15 players called up to six different teams in the AHL, and Joel Rechlicz and Peter Mannino played in both the ECHL and the NHL with the Islanders.