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Billy Moores Named Coordinator Of Player Development

July 6, 2010 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Edmonton Oil Kings

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have named Billy Moores as Coordinator of Player Development. Moores will work the Director of Player Development, Mike Sillinger in the newly created Player Development department.

Moores enters his 11th season with the Oilers. Last year he served as a scout and prior to that was an assistant coach from 2000-2009.

"We are extremely pleased to have Billy join the Player Development department," said Tambellini. "He brings a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge, which we believe will be a tremendous asset to Mike Sillinger in developing our prospects. The two components necessary to sustain the success of an organization are scouting and development. Investing the time and resources on the development side is vitally important and Billy will play an instrumental role moving forward."

Moores joined the Oilers coaching staff on July 21, 2000. Before returning to Edmonton, Moores had previously served as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

From 1976-77 to 1993-94 Moores was a member of the Golden Bears coaching staff, serving as an assistant coach for 10 seasons and head coach for seven. He was first named head coach of Alberta in 1979-80 when Clare Drake led the 1980 Canadian Olympic Team and he also replaced Drake in 1983-84 before assuming the head coaching duties on a full time basis in 1990-91.

In his seven seasons as head coach at Alberta, Moores compiled a career record of 220-80-23 (.717) with a Canada West Hockey conference record of 129-44-20 (.720). A four-time Canada West Hockey Coach of the Year (1984, 1990, 1991, 1993) and two-time CIAU Coach of the Year (1980, 1991), Moores led the Golden Bears to five CIAU national championship tournaments, winning the University Cup in 1980 and 1992.

Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, TELUS, Cenovus Energy and Ford.

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