For Immediate Release: August 23, 2017

The RHA Nationals and the Hockey RINK Corp. are excited to announce the Elite 15’s coaching staff for the 2017/18 season.

Being a new team in the Elite 15’s division this season, Nick Fuher will be heading the team, after spending last season as an assistant with RHA Bantam Prep. Joining Nick on his staff will be assistant coach Burke Henry.

Nick Fuher, Head Coach

Before joining RHA, Nick was an assistant coach from 2014-2016 in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees and helped them capture the BCHL and WCC Championships in 2015, along with two division and regular season titles. Prior to that Nick was an assistant coach with the Winkler Flyers of the MJHL and the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. Fuher’s playing career saw him spend four years at the University of North Dakota, where he was a standout defenceman. Nick holds the record for career game-winning goals by a defencemen in school history, as well as accumulating 83 points during his four years and helping them to a National Championship runner-up finish in 2005. Following his collegiate career Nick went on to play for the Utah Grizzlies of the AHL.  

Burke Henry, Assistant Coach

The Manitoba native is the most recent addition to the RHA coaching staff. Burke comes from a deep hockey background, which includes a 14 year professional playing career with stops in the AHL, NHL, Europe and Asia. Burke played his final season in Japan of the Asia Hockey League where he then began his coaching career as an assistant coach, spending the last 3 seasons in that role. Most recently Burke was behind the bench with Japan's Men's National team, capturing a silver medal at the 2017 World Championship D1B. Burke is very excited to be back in Winnipeg to share his professional and international experience and joining the already talented staff of the RHA Nationals.

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