“We are pleased to add Riley to our coaching staff in Glens Falls,” Holmgren said. “Riley’s dedication, perseverance and passion for the game of hockey are beyond reproach. We believe he will be a good young coach, and his knowledge and experience will be very beneficial in the development of our young prospects.”
“We are thrilled that Riley is staying with us in this new capacity,” said Peter Luukko, President/COO of Comcast-Spectacor. “Riley started his playing career in the ECHL and worked as hard as he could until he achieved his dream of playing in the National Hockey League. As a coach, we’re confident he’ll pass along that work ethic, drive and determination to our prospects and help them become the best players they can be.”
“I am really excited about this coaching opportunity,” Cote said. “It’s time for me to turn the page and start a new chapter in my life. I will do the best job I can do to help teach and develop all the players in Glens Falls on and off the ice. I'm looking forward to a new challenge in life.”
Last edited by Rick Deckard: 08-09-2010 at 02:11 PM.
I like this - I don't think he was going to get a job playing hockey, but he can instill a love for the Flyers and the dedication to do whatever the team needs you to do in the youngsters in Glens Falls.
Thank you Riley, and good luck with the Phantoms. Teach the kids what it means to be a Flyer.
Really Really Like riley, he's a class act on and off the ice. Hopefully he can inspire the phantoms with as much work ethic as he put into his game.
He worked really hard on his game, and took his fair share of undeserved critisism. The guy had nothing in terms of technical ability, but was often reported to be the first one on the ice and the last one off the ice, often taking extra shots against the keepers. I wish him all the best, and really hope that he becomes a key figure in a flyers coaching role ( fitness i presume). He deserves a damn lot more respect than he was ever shown.
Edit: was also voted the toughest fighter in the NHL, not because he could throw a punch, but because he would take 50 of em