The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers are pleased to announce that head coach Ryan Salvis and assistant coach Fabian Joseph have both signed three year extensions with the team.
Salvis a native of Moncton NB, was the lead man behind the bench of the Edmundston Blizzard for two season leading them to the Canadian Tire Cup in 2018 he then joined the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL as a assistant coach for two years before coming to Amherst.
“With this age group in junior, it’s great to get to build relationships with the players, getting to know them over their careers, with last year being year one, I’m looking forward to continue to build those relationships with this group in Amherst over the next three seasons. On top of that, this is a great place to coach with the stability in the organization, at the end of the day we’re going in the right dierction, and I’m looking forward to getting back behind the bench this season.”
Joseph, a Sydney Nova Scotia native, has a rich history behind the bench, he spent seven years with the Dalhousie Tigers winning bronze at the CIS nationals, after his stint with the Tigers Joseph would spend eight years with Moncton Wildcats where he would be apart of the coaching staff the won the QMJHL championship in 2010. He then went on to be head coach of the Woodstock Slammers for two season making the Fred Page Cup finals in 2016.
Joseph says he’s looking forward to building on the chemistry Salvis, Walsh and himself created last season.
“It’s important to have consistency on the coaching staff and with Ryan, Jeff and myself we showed great chemeristy behind the bench last year, i’m really looking forward to the next three years, help building this program and hopefully bringing a championship to Amherst.”
Ramblers President Ron Lake says the organization is excited for the up coming season with Salvis and Joseph behind the bench.
“The Ramblers organization are very pleased to extend Ryan and Fabian’s contract and add a NS scout with a lot of hockey experience. The combination of all our hockey operations staff worked well last season, we fell short at the playoffs but look to rebound this season. We had a good draft last night I know these guys have something to prove and provide good talented players for Amherst for years to come.”
Salvis and Joseph guided the Ramblers to a second place in the Eastlink south division with a 19-14-2-2 record last season.
The Ramblers are also please to announce the addition of Micheal Joesph to the scouting roster as a scout for Nova Scotia.
Joseph was the assistant Coach for two years with the Antigonish Novas U15 AAA and was also a assistant Coach last year with the Moncton Thunderbirds U16 AAA, he was also the 2017 NBPEI U18 AAA MVP and Top Scorer.
Joseph says he’s thrilled to be joining the Ramblers and adding another chapter to his hockey journey.
“I am very excited to be joining the Amherst Ramblers organization as a regional scout this season. With lots of experience playing and coaching hockey, it will be a great opportunity to see the game through a different lens. Hockey has always been the biggest passion in my life. I am thrilled to be able to utilize this passion to identify the players, and more importantly, the people, who will help propel the Ramblers to an MHL title in the near future.”