Full Interview: Greg Harris on replacing Ice Flyers' head coach Rod Aldoff
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
The Pensacola Ice Flyers announced Monday that head coach Rod Aldoff has been hired by the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals. The Admirals are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and the AHL's Bakersfield Condors.
During Aldoff's time with the Ice Flyers, Pensacola finished no worse than third during the regular season and won the SPHL President's Cup Championship in both 2014 and 2016. During his three seasons behind the bench, Aldoff posted a 101-51-16 regular season record and a 14-3 postseason record. Following the 2013-14 season, Aldoff was named the SPHL Coach of the Year after he led the Ice Flyers to the team's first ever William B. Coffey Trophy, awarded to the SPHL's regular season champion, and set a then league record with a 38-13-5 record.
Aldoff stated, "I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to be coach of the Ice Flyers. It's been an honor and it was three great years of hockey. I've met a lot of great people who I now call friends.
"I thank the fans, and the city of Pensacola, for their tremendous support of the Ice Flyers, year in and year out. It was awesome winning two championships and winning in front of you the way we did this past season will be something we all will never forget."
Aldoff will serve as the Admirals' head coach.
The Ice Flyers now have back to back championship winning coaches who have moved on to coach in the ECHL with Gary Graham now the head coach of the Fort Wayne Komets.
The Ice Flyers will begin the 2016-17 season on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:05 p.m. when they host the Fayetteville FireAntz and hold their third Championship Celebration Night in four seasons.