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Barrie Colts Announce Additions to Hockey Staff

August 21, 2008 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Barrie Colts News Release

Barrie, ON- The Barrie Colts today announced they have hired former NHL defenseman Jeff Beukeboom as an Assistant Coach to the coaching staff, and Athletic Therapist Richard Rotenberg to head up the team's training staff.

Beukeboom, 43, retired from the NHL in 1999 after a 15-year career with the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Rangers. He played in 804 career NHL games, and recorded 30 goals to go along with 129 assists and 1890 penalty minutes. The native of Ajax, ON returned to hockey in a coaching capacity during the 2003-04 season where he served as an Assistant Coach for the American Hockey League's Toronto Roadrunners. Beukeboom replaces former Assistant Coach Corey Bricknell, and will join Drake Berehowsky, the Colts' other Assistant Coach.

Rotenberg, 25, will serve as the Head Athletic Therapist after he worked for the Queen's Golden Gaels Varsity Team and Kingston Jr. A Voyageurs in the same capacity for the 2007-08 season. Originally from Toronto, ON, Rotenberg has spent the last several years completing a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at Queen's University. He replaces former Therapist Kelly McKeraghan, who left to pursue other opportunities after serving as the team's therapist for four seasons.

"We feel they are both excellent additions to our hockey staff," commented Colts Head Coach Marty Williamson. "Jeff brings vast experience from the professional level, and has also been involved in various roles at the Tier II and minor hockey levels over the past several seasons."

"With Richard, we feel he is very eager and well-qualified for the role, and is excited about the opportunity this experience will give him."

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