The Ottawa Jr. Senators filled their assistant coaching vacancy earlier this week by hiring former Pembroke Lumber King assistant coach Ben Reinhardt.
The 29 year old Reinhardt spent five years in the CCHL with the Lumber Kings, before moving on to NCAA Division 1 hockey with the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Reinhardt is the only player in CCHL history to win the Bogart Cup five times as a player. In his final season, the Lumber Kings, captured the prestigious RBC Cup with Reinhardt leading the way as team captain.
Reinhardt will be replacing Ryan Garlock who left the team earlier this month for personal reasons.
“We’re very pleased with the hiring of Ben Reinhardt as an assistant coach,” said head coach Martin Dagenais.” He has tremendous experience, both as a player in the CCHL and as a coach. He also brings a winning pedigree, which gives him excellent credibility among young players. We’re very happy that he has joined our organization.”
Reinhardt will join associate coach Jamie Mayo, as well as assistant coach Chris Kushneriuk behind the Senators’ bench next season. Stuart Battrick (video coach), and Stéphane Levere (goalie coach) will also be back with the team.