TRENTON, N.J. – The Trenton Titans and Texas Wildcatters managing partner Rick Adams have announced that Wildcatters head coach Tony MacAulay will serve as an assistant coach for the Kelly Cup Champion Trenton Titans in 2005-06.
The Titans are the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and the Philadelphia Phantoms and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
The Wildcatters were granted a Voluntary Suspension for the 2005-06 season in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.
“This unique opportunity allows Tony to add to his coaching resume with the reigning Kelly Cup Champions and a first-class organization with strong ties to the AHL and the NHL,” said Adams. “Tony worked tirelessly to place Wildcatters players for this season and it is only fair that he also be given an opportunity to work in the ECHL during our one-season hiatus.”
The 34-year-old MacAulay was an assistant coach for Toledo in 2004-05 as the Storm finished 41-26-5 and advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He was named head coach and general manager of Roanoke in the ECHL on January 29, 2003 and the Express went 15-7-3 in their final 25 games to reach the Kelly Cup Playoffs. In his first full season as a head coach and general manager in 2003-04, Roanoke was 38-26-8 to again reach the postseason where it lost to Florida, which advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals.