Jump to content

Welcome to SPHL Forums

Welcome to SPHL Forums, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information. Take advantage of it immediately, Register Now or Sign In.

  • Start new topics and reply to other fans of the SPHL!
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Add events to our community calendar
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here


RapidFire19

Worrell Added To Coaching Staff

Recommended Posts

Wow? Please. The guy was not a skill player and has absolutely zero coaching experience and doesn't seem to have a defined role within the staff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Harlan said:

Wow? Please. The guy was not a skill player and has absolutely zero coaching experience and doesn't seem to have a defined role within the staff.

 

Why the negativity?

 

Don't you see the potential great publicity this offers the Marksmen team and the potential for great things in the community?

It isn't always the highly skilled players that make great coaches anyways. 

It's good for the league and the Marksmen. Get over yourself.

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Harlan said:

Wow? Please. The guy was not a skill player and has absolutely zero coaching experience and doesn't seem to have a defined role within the staff.

Talk about being a butthurt crybaby.  

The guy played hockey at the highest level in the world!  If he woulda played in the SP, he woulda been the best player to ever play in this league.  

And he’s coming to Fayetteville to be an Asst Coach.  That means he’s bringing in valuable experience and he’s trying to learn and get better as a coach.  

Go away Harlan, you’re embarrassing yourself.  

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FACT: Zero coaching experience in professional hockey. None.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

FACT: Every coach with professional coaching experience started somewhere with zero professional coaching experience.

ADDITIONAL FACT: No matter what happens, there are people who can still find something negative to say.

Edited by MarksmenArtist
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seven-Season NHL Alumni Joins Marksmen Coaching Staff

marksmenhockey.com

Quote

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Southern Professional Hockey League off-season has been one of building a reputation of legitimacy and setting a precedent for what to expect of the Fayetteville Marksmen hockey club.

After the hire of first-year Head Coach Jesse Kallechy, a three-year assistant in the SPHL and former player, the vision of on-ice success began to form.

That vision has lead to now one of the SPHL’s most notable coaching hires in league history, as Kallechy has found his assistant – legendary National Hockey League enforcer, Peter Worrell.

Worrell – a native of Pierrefonds, Quebec, CA and of Caribbean-Canadian descent – spent seven years in the NHL as a fierce enforcer for the Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche, standing at 6’7″. Racking up 1,554 penalty minutes in 391 games (4PIM/game), Worrell knew the grit and fight that it took to last in the NHL.

After retiring officially from his playing career in 2006 with the (then) ECHL Charlotte Checkers, Worrell stepped away from the game for some time. In 2010, he returned to the sport, joining the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division III’s Florida Atlantic University as the Head Coach, and later taking on the same role with North Broward Preparatory School.

With FAU, Worrell took over a team that had little success in team history, and nothing to build off of. In his last season with the team, the Owls did something not previously accomplished in the past years – a Regional berth as a #10 seed. His team advanced all the way to the Regional finals, before falling in double-overtime to the University of Central Florida Knights, 2-1.

He retained these positions, up until joining the Marksmen this off-season.

With hundreds of applicants for the Assistant Coaching position, the journey back into professional hockey would not be an easy one. For Head Coach Jesse Kallechy though, Worrell impressed from the start.

Read more, including several quotes, at: http://marksmenhockey.com/news/seven-season-nhl-alumni-joins-marksmen-coaching-staff/

 

Peter Worrell, ex-NHL enforcer, hired as Marksmen assistant coach

By Thomas Pope - The Observer

Quote

Fayetteville hockey teams haven’t had a full-time assistant coach since the FireAntz helped form the Southern Professional Hockey League for the 2004-05 season.

That changed — in a big way — Monday when the second-year Marksmen announced the hiring of former NHL enforcer Peter Worrell to be Jesse Kallechy’s assistant coach. Worrell, 6-foot-7 and 230-pounds-plus as a pro player, spent the bulk of five seasons and parts of two others in the NHL. He racked up more than 1,500 minutes in NHL penalty boxes with the Florida Panthers, who drafted him in the seventh round in 1995, and Colorado Avalanche.

Since 2010, the 40-year-old Worrell has been the head coach of a club hockey team at Florida Atlantic University, and he later added the dual role as varsity coach at North Broward Prep School.

“I put some feelers out there and posted the job on a pretty credible hockey website,” Kallechy said. “I got probably 200-plus applicants, some of whom were really, really good. I got everything from assistant coaches in the NHL to one guy who had never played or coached hockey and was a football coach.

“Peter and I talked for about an hour and a half the first time we talked, and we spoke on and off for a couple of weeks. So it was probably about a month in the making with the interview process and me weeding through the candidates.”

Read more at: http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180709/peter-worrell-ex-nhl-enforcer-hired-as-marksmen-assistant-coach

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe he can teach Drobot how to fight better if he returns.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two of the most recent head coaches hired in this league has no head coaching job experience of any and was less then a year from their playing career.  Dave P.  straight out of playing and Bremner was an assistant coach at Ohio, in charge of the defense for less then a full season.  If you have been around hockey all your life you seem to figure out what wins you games, no matter if your a good player or not. Just look in the NHL, some of the best coaches never were good or made it far in their hockey career. Just look at Scotty Bowman.  Watch the ESPN Miracles of Men about Russian Hockey Innovator Anatoly Tarasov. (spelling maybe wrong)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Harlan said:

FACT: Zero coaching experience in professional hockey. None.

 

FACT: You have never played in the NHL....or any other professional hockey league most likely.

 

So what makes you know so much about a good coaching hire again??

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Harlan said:

FACT: Zero coaching experience in professional hockey. None.

FACT: You know NOTHING of what you speak.  

FACT: You’re an irrelevant troll, that’s just coming here to start drama. 

 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL...some of you having problems with what facts are.....

9 hours ago, MarksmenArtist said:

FACT: Every coach with professional coaching experience started somewhere with zero professional coaching experience.

ADDITIONAL FACT: No matter what happens, there are people who can still find something negative to say.

These are indeed facts!

9 hours ago, Harlan said:

FACT: Zero coaching experience in professional hockey. None.

This is also a fact!  But irrelavant because a lot of SPHL coaches have no professional coaching experience.  Playing in about every high level hockey league is alot more then most SPHL coaches can say.

4 hours ago, jbgentry said:

 

FACT: You have never played in the NHL....or any other professional hockey league most likely.

 

So what makes you know so much about a good coaching hire again??

It could be a fact but i'm pretty sure you shouldn't use the words most likely in making a factual statement.

1 hour ago, MarksmenManiac said:

FACT: You know NOTHING of what you speak.  

FACT: You’re an irrelevant troll, that’s just coming here to start drama. 

 

These are opinions of what you think about him.  In no way are they facts.  I'm pretty sure he knows something.  I don't think it's a bad hire but i'm probably pretty sure someone else might have the same opinion about it.  Just might happen to be one of the guys he fought in his 133 career NHL fights.  🤣 Got to give him props, he dropped them with some of the best in the NHL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, MarksmenManiac said:

Talk about being a butthurt crybaby.  

The guy played hockey at the highest level in the world!  If he woulda played in the SP, he woulda been the best player to ever play in this league.  

And he’s coming to Fayetteville to be an Asst Coach.  That means he’s bringing in valuable experience and he’s trying to learn and get better as a coach.  

Go away Harlan, you’re embarrassing yourself.  

Worrell never played a regular shift in the NHL. He was a one-trick pony whose role in the game has all but disappeared. Please tell me what, exactly, he can teach young, skilled players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Harlan said:

Worrell never played a regular shift in the NHL. He was a one-trick pony whose role in the game has all but disappeared. Please tell me what, exactly, he can teach young, skilled players.

 ........

Edited by Marksmen3519
Language wont be tolerated.
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MacGuy said:

Enough to take North Broward Prep School to the National Championship Tournament during the 10 years he coached them?

So you're saying that Florida High School Hockey is comparable to the Sorta Professional Hockey League?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Make Marky GM said:

This is productive.  Nice work moderators.

You want the job?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Harlan said:

So you're saying that Florida High School Hockey is comparable to the Sorta Professional Hockey League?

Your question was "what, exactly, he can teach young, skilled players." I answered it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, MacGuy said:

Your question was "what, exactly, he can teach young, skilled players." I answered it.

I wouldn't put high school hockey players in Florida in the "skilled" category. Young, yes; skilled? No.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members
     
     

    No registered users viewing this page.

     
×