BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads announced that head coach and vice president of hockey operations John Olver has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the organization through 2007-08.
Olver has had five winning seasons, including two regular season titles, and is 228-100-32 with the Steelheads.
The Steelheads won the Kelly Cup in 2004, defeating Florida in the first-ever coast-to-coast “AA” national hockey championship, becoming only the second team to win the championship in their first year in the league.
“I didn’t look into any other things,” Olver told the Idaho Statesman on Sunday. “I wanted to stay in Boise. I made that clear for the last year that that was my intention.”
“We were just dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s,” said Steelheads vice president of business operations Eric Trapp. “Everyone’s seen what he’s done. He’s been a winner and that’s what we want to be.”