Familiar face joins Nitro coaching staff

Mike Reid helped out under two previous bench bosses and is back for a third time as an assistant coach.

A familiar face is back on the Kimberley Dynamiters bench, as Mike Reid has stepped into the vacant assistant coaching position to help out bench boss Glenn Burgess.

Reid has been there before, helping out former Nitro coaches Wayne Keiver and Kevin MacKay during their coaching tenures.

“Glenn contacted me and asked if I would be interested in coming on board,” said Reid. “I’ve been here in the past and helped out and I thought moving forward, we’ve got a lot of talent on the team and just need a little bit of guidance and Glenn needed some support.”

“The main reason I came on board was to give Glenn the support he deserves and move this organization in the direction it deserves to go.”

Reid, a Kimberley resident, originally hails from Ontario, where he grew up playing minor hockey and enjoyed a year of college hockey, where he completed a sports business degree.

He worked in a business capacity for a few OHL teams and coached AAA-level hockey for five years while living in Ontario. He has also donned the stripes and reffed the game for 30 years, including games in the KIJHL.

“As a hockey lifer, you get the chance to coach at this level—it’s been exciting and the kids are great here, we got a good group of kids and its fun to be involved,” said Reid.