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Another Rockets’ coach heading to the NHL

Head Coach Dan Lambert is moving to the NHL.
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July 06, 2015 - 12:23 PM

KELOWNA – Kelowna Rockets head coach Dan Lambert has resigned his position to become an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres.

Only head coach for a year, Lambert led the Rockets to the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup and Western Hockey League Championship this past season.

“This was a decision that was very difficult to make,” Lambert says in a release. “I’d like to thank (general manager-president) Bruce Hamilton and the Hamilton family and (assistant general manager) Lorne Frey for giving me an opportunity six years ago to become part of the Rocket family. What a run we had.”

Lambert was hired by the Rockets in June 2014 after former head coach Ryan Huska accepted a position with the Calgary Flames. Lambert was first hired by the Rockets in 2009, shortly after finishing a 19-year professional hockey career.

“We wish Dan well in the future,” Hamilton says. “This is two years in a row we have lost our head coach so it’s tough. But we are about developing our people and we are happy to see Dan move on to the next level.”

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