According to the Canadian Hockey League website on Friday, former Calgary Flame enforcer Tim Hunter has been named an assistant coach for Team Cherry at the Canadian Hockey League's 2014 Top Prospects Game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on January 15.
Hunter, a Calgary native, played for the Calgary Flames from 1981-1992, and was part of the Flames team that won the Stanley Cup in 1989. During that time, Hunter played in 545 career games, scoring 49 goals and 59 assists for 108 points, with a whopping 2405 penalty minutes, a Calgary Flames' franchise record.
Hunter will be joined on the Team Cherry bench by head coach Jim Pepliski and assistant coach Paul Reinhart, whose son Sam will be counted on for his offensive prowess.
Hunter brings to Team Cherry a wealth of experience as an assistant coach. He has been an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks.