Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Slow news day...

Since this involves two of my teams I figured I'd post it...

HOUSTON, Texas – The American Hockey League's (AHL) Houston Aeros today announced that Rick Bronwell has left the team and will join the National Hockey League's (NHL) San Jose Sharks as the assistant equipment manager. Bronwell spent the previous five seasons as head equipment manager for the Aeros.

“Houston has been an unbelievable place to work. Houston is the best place in the American Hockey League to prepare you for the NHL. I owe a lot to the Minnesota Wild, the Houston Aeros and to the greatest fans in the AHL”, Bronwell said. “It’s been a great time and I’ll miss everyone. I’ve been working 15 years to get to the NHL, and if it wasn’t for Houston, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.”

He was responsible for all day-to-day duties of the team’s equipment maintenance, repair and inventory. A staff member of the Aeros’ 2003 Calder Cup Champion squad, Bronwell also served as the head equipment manger for the Canada All-Star team at the 2004 AHL All-Star Game.

Bronwell, who wrote a popular Blog for Aeros.com, was also the head equipment manager for the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies of the East Coast Hockey League for the 2001-02 season, prior to joining Houston.

From 1996-2001, Bronwell was the assistant equipment manager with the Kansas City Blades of the International Hockey League and served as a game night assistant on the staff from 1992-1996.

I'm gonna miss the Aero blogs, but what a great step in his career! He'll do great with my Sharkies :)

No comments: