The Vancouver Giants announced Tuesday that Glen Hanlon will not be returning as an assistant coach and will pursue a job as a head coach overseas.
"Glen is a great person and coach. He did a great job when Don Hay went to the World Junior Championship and we were lucky to keep him around for two years," said Giants' Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Bonner. "We'd like to wish Glen all the best with his new job, and thank him for his contributions to our organization."
Also, the Giants acquired the rights to defenseman Dalton Thrower from the Saskatoon Blades for a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
The 6-foot, 195-pound North Vancouver native played four seasons with the Blades, registering 108 points (30 goals, 78 assists) and 433 penalty minutes in 243 regular-season WHL games.
Thrower, who was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 51st overall in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft said, "I wasn't expecting to get traded, but when I heard the news, I was happy because theres no better organization to have my rights traded to. It was very exciting for me and my family to know that if I was going to play junior hockey again, it would be with the Giants."
"Dalton would be a huge asset to our club this season as he has the ability to quarterback a power play. He's a physical presence and would be an asset to our group," Bonner said. "Being a local boy, it would be a great way to finish his junior career and he could really help a younger group like ours."