Colorado Eagles Name New Head Coach & Assistant Coach
The Colorado Eagles have announced that Aaron Schneekloth has been named head coach of the team, becoming just the third head coach in Eagles history. Schneekloth assumes the position which became open after longtime head coach Chris Stewart decided to focus on his existing roles of governor, president and general manager of the organization.
Also, it was announced that former Eagles forward Ryan Tobler will serve as the assistant coach under Schneekloth.
Schneekloth spent the previous three seasons as the Eagles assistant coach. Prior to moving behind the bench, Schneekloth enjoyed a stellar professional career that spanned 11 years and saw him spend seven seasons in an Eagles sweater, including a championship season in 2007. The 37 year-old was named the ECHL’s Defenseman of the year in 2012, while being voted the CHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman in both 2009 and 2010. Schneekloth retired in 2013 as the Eagles all-time leader in points, goals and assists by a defenseman.
Tobler retired from professional hockey in 2010 after spending seven seasons with the Eagles, winning a pair of championships with Colorado in 2005 and 2007. He still ranks 4th in Eagles history with 416 points in 367 games with Colorado. Most recently he has served as the head coach of the Bentley Generals of the Chinook Hockey League from 2013 to 2016, leading the team to the league title in both 2014 and 2015.
The 2016-17 regular season home schedule kicks off on Saturday, October 15th when the Eagles host the Rapid City Rush.