CALGARY, Alberta – The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights announced that they have hired former Johnstown coach Scott Allen as assistant coach as well as hiring Texas Wildcatters athletic trainer Darryl “DJ” Amadio and Mississippi Sea Wolves equipment manager Greg Sieg.
Omaha is the American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames.
Allen was head coach of San Antonio in the AHL for parts of 2002-03 and 2003-04 and in 2004-05 was an assistant coach with Lowell of the AHL. He coached Johnstown from 1998-2002 and has more wins than any other coach in Johnstown’s 17-year history. He was 144-150-32 in five seasons and led the Chiefs to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of his last three seasons. In his last season in 2001-02, Johnstown was 39-31-2 and set team records for wins, points (80) and fewest goals allowed (232).
The native of New Bedford, Mass. played 10 professional seasons in the ECHL, the All American Hockey League, the Atlantic Coast Hockey League, the Colonial Hockey League, and the Central Hockey League. He and Torchetti helped the Carolina Thunderbirds capture the ECHL Riley Cup Championship in 1988-89, and Allen won a second ECHL Riley Cup Championship the following season with the Greensboro Monarchs.
In addition to 2004-05 with Mississippi, Sieg was equipment manager for Louisiana of the ECHL from 2000-03 and has worked training camps with both Nashville of the NHL and Houston of the AHL.
Amadio has worked the past four seasons in professional hockey, including 2004-05 with Texas and 2003-04 with Greensboro of the ECHL.