The Castlegar Rebels have brought back former assistant coach Jesse Dorrans as an assistant coach and general manager for the upcoming season. Dorrans spent the past two seasons as head coach and GM with Grand Forks.
I chatted with Rebels head coach/GM Steve Junker this morning about the move, and it sounds as though Dorrans will be a definite asset to the club both on the managerial and coaching fronts. His Border Bruins clubs were never short on heart or scrappiness and I'd expect that influence to shine on the 2011-12 Rebels as well.
The Rebels' coaching staff is now back up to its former complement of four (including Bruno Tassone and Darcy Martini) after former assistant Topher Plonka took a head-coaching gig with a midget select club in Alberta.