KENNEWICK -- Terry Bangen, the Tri-City Americans assistant general manager/director of player personnel, has retired.
Bangen will remain as a special advisor and consultant to GM Bob Tory.
In his five seasons working for Tri-City, Bangen helped Tory transform the Americans into a formidable team.
Prior to his second stint with Tri-City, Bangen spent five years with Hockey Canada as their Manager of High Performance Program.
In 1989, Bangen made the jump to major junior hockey when he accepted the role of assistant coach with the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers. He spent five years with the Blazers, helping them win three Memorial Cup championships.
In 1995, Bangen moved east, assuming the role of head coach of the McGill University Redmen for one season before making his way to the National Hockey League as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.
He rejoined former Blazers coach Don Hay in Tri-City for two seasons (1998-00) as assistant GM/assistant coach before accepting a position with Hockey Canada.