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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ex-NMU goalie gets junior coaching gig

Bozeman Icedogs Press Release

The Bozeman Icedogs of the Northern Pacific Hockey League have announced the hiring of Bill Zaniboni to replace Kevin Stone as head coach, effective immediately.

In taking the helm of the Icedogs, Zaniboni wraps up three years of playing in the Southern Professional, International and Central Hockey Leagues. Prior to competing professionally, he was a goaltender for Northern Michigan University while earning a degree in Business Marketing.

"I am really excited about the opportunity to move to Bozeman and put together a group of young men that continue the organization's winning tradition both on and off the ice," said Zaniboni.

Zaniboni has spent time in Bozeman working junior hockey camps for former head coach John LaFontaine. He played junior hockey in the United States and North American Hockey Leagues.

"The Icedogs will have a bright future with Bill as their coach," said team co-owner Jason Martel. "This is the first time in almost a decade we have hired a coach from outside our organization, so it will be exciting for our players to have a fresh approach. He has a lot of recent experience with junior and professional hockey that will give him credibility with our team."

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