Shalom Life | March 27, 2015

Former NHL Coach Mike Keenan Behind the Bench of Maccabi Team

Maccabi Games Take Place in July, 2013 in Metulla, Israel

By: Leonard Carl

Published: April 27th, 2012 in News » World

Former NHL Coach Mike Keenan Behind the Bench of Maccabi Team

The coaching staff for Maccabi Canada’s Men’s hockey team has been completed, and with the talented troika of coaches they’ve assembled, optimism is in the air.

Not only was it announced this week that former NHL coaching legend Mike Keenan will be the Head Coach of the team, two exceptional assistants have been added in Greg Gilbert and Mike Pelino.

Greg Gilbert won Stanley Cups as a player with the New York Islanders and New York Rangers. He has coached in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, and just recently won the OHL Coach of the Year as the Head Coach of the Saginaw Spirit.

Mike Pelino has coached in the NHL with Florida and New York, and is the current Head Coach of the Peterborough Petes in the OHL. Mike has an impeccable resume coaching Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, World Championships and winning Gold at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

“There are NHL teams that would be envious of a coaching staff like this” said Team Canada Hockey Chair Mark Goodman. “I can’t say enough about the staff that Mike Keenan and GM Alex Voihanski have put together.”

The Maccabi Games, which are considered the Jewish Olympics, take place every four years in Israel, and feature more than 9,000 athletes. The games will take place in July of 2013 in the city of Metulla.

Tryouts have been announced, and will be held in Montreal on May 25-26 at Bonaventure Arena and in Toronto on June 8-10 at Pavilion Arena.

Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger TrendingNew Orleans Student Group Launches Petition to Divest from Palestinian Authority New Orleans Student Group Launches Petition to Divest from Palestinian Authority TrendingKanye West & Kim Kardashian Are Coming to Israel Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Are Coming to Israel Trending
 

Facebook Integrates Israeli App into Messenger

March 26, 2015 | By NoCamels Team
Facebook Integrates Israeli App into Messenger

Social media giant incorporates Magisto, an app that turns photos and videos into a short animated film

Read More

Toronto's Iconic Pancer’s Deli To Reopen

March 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Toronto's Iconic Pancer’s Deli To Reopen

The deli, which was sold five years ago and closed earlier this year, is back in Pancer's hands and won't be leaving them any time soon

Read More

Israeli Scientists Accurately Determine The Length Of A Day On Saturn

March 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israeli Scientists Accurately Determine The Length Of A Day On Saturn

Using a new technique, a team of scientists from the Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute have found a way to study the passing of time in other planets of the solar system

Read More

Harvey Weinstein Takes Home Humanitarian Award, Urges Jews To Kick anti-Semites "in the Ass”

March 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Harvey Weinstein Takes Home Humanitarian Award, Urges Jews To Kick anti-Semites "in the Ass”

During his acceptance speech during the Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner, Weinstein asked people to stand up against violence and oppression

Read More

Meet Shalom Life's Top 20 Under 40, Class of 2015

March 26, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Meet Shalom Life's Top 20 Under 40, Class of 2015

Profiling the best and the brightest of Jewish Toronto

Read More

Jason Segel Tapped to Write/Direct New 'Lego' Movie

March 26, 2015 | By Sy Berg
Jason Segel Tapped to Write/Direct New 'Lego' Movie

Segel, who helped Disney revive 'The Muppets', will work alongside 'Iron Man 3' writer Drew Pearce

Read More

Parents, Widow of Fallen IDF Soldier Battle Over Custody of His Sperm

March 26, 2015 | By Yoram Yarkoni
Parents, Widow of Fallen IDF Soldier Battle Over Custody of His Sperm

Groundbreaking ruling awards parents of Israeli soldier right to use his sperm to father a child, despite his widow's objections

Read More

Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger

March 26, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger

The publication allowed "the mainstreaming of incendiary lies about the leader of the Jewish state," says Simon Wiesenthal Center

Read More

More Headlines