Brooks, Alberta, July 23, 2014 – The Brooks Bandits are excited to announce the addition of two new scouts to the organization. Craig Carter (Langley, BC) comes to the Bandits after a successful 12 years scouting in the BCHL. Last season he was the Head Scout for the BCHL Champion Coquitlam Express. Craig comes to the Bandits with a long resume and many contacts on both side of the border. Josh Reis (Seattle, WA) comes to the Bandits after spending the last 7 years as the Director of Player Personnel for the Helena Bighorns. Josh follows new Assistant Coach/Assistant GM Scott Cunningham after the pair had a successful relationship in Helena winning numerous Championships.
Head Coach/GM Ryan Papaioannou – “These are both great additions to our staff. We have been working all off season to round out the day to day and scouting staff. These are two great people that will continue to help us acquire top talent. Craig comes highly recommended by many in BC along with a number of college contacts. His ability to create relationships with players and college's is something we couldn't pass up on. Josh is a great hockey guy that has enjoyed plenty of success with Scott Cunningham in the past. His addition was quite a simple decision as he is already in close contact with Scott. Craig and Josh are two people that want to win and be a part of successful organizations. I am happy that both are on board with the Bandits and look forward to their contributions going forward.”
Craig Carter – “I am really excited to join coach Papaioannou's hockey staff, and I look forward to helping the team in their pursuit of the RBC Cup this season. I have heard fantastic things about the City of Brooks and the organization and I can't wait to get started.”
Josh Reis – “I'm honored to have the opportunity to join the Brooks Bandits organization and contribute to the winning tradition that Head Coach Papaioannou has brought to the Brooks community as well as continuing my working relationship with Coach Cunningham. The atmosphere and expectations of the Bandits program are very similar to what we had built in Helena where we believed that hard work both on and off the ice were our biggest keys to success.”