Warriors make West new bench boss

The West Kelowna Warriors are pleased to announce the signing of Brandon West as the new head coach and general manager of the hockey club.

“Brandon is an experienced BCHL head coach who is fully capable of putting together a first class program,” said club owner and President Kim Dobranski. “The interior division is a tough division and I cannot think of anyone better suited to the task. As we head into the playoffs I am confident Brandon can create a formula for success and take our team deep into the playoffs and beyond. Brandon will also be taking the lead in our U18/U16/U15 prospects program, designed to identify futures for the club.”

West replaces Geoff Grimwood who was hired as the team’s head coach in August.

“I would like to thank Geoff Grimwood for his contribution to our club and wish him much success in his future endeavors,” said Dobranski.

West is a former Warriors assistant coach and has since held BCHL head coaching jobs in Salmon Arm and Surrey.

“I would like to thank Kim Dobranski for this opportunity to be the named Head Coach/General Manager of the West Kelowna Warriors,” said West. “It is an honour to be back in West Kelowna and work with this elite crop of players. I am excited to get started and look forward to being a part of this great community”.