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Rob Pearson of the Pickering Panthers (OJHL) Named Recipient of the Darcy Haugan / Mark Cross Memorial Award, as CJHL Coach of the Year, Presented by the NHL Coaches’ Association

Rob Pearson of the Pickering Panthers (OJHL) Named Recipient of the Darcy Haugan / Mark Cross Memorial Award, as CJHL Coach of the Year, Presented by the NHL Coaches’ Association

The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association, announced Tuesday that Rob Pearson of the Pickering Panthers (OJHL) has been named the 2021-22 recipient of the Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial Award, emblematic of CJHL Coach of the Year.

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NHL Bound

NHL Bound’ follows Duante’ Abercrombie and Nathaniel Brooks, two Black hockey coaches chasing their dream to work in the NHL. It chronicles their participation in the Arizona Coyotes’ first-ever coaching internship program, dedicated to creating a deeper pool of diverse talent. Viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the Coyotes’ management and coaching staff operations as well as Abercrombie and Brooks’ personal dedication, sacrifices, and passion for shattering stereotypes and earning their place behind an NHL bench. Both Duante’ and Nathaniel are members of the NHLCA BIPOC Coaches Program.

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