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Seattle Thunderbirds lose assistant coach Rumble

Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell this morning announced assistant coach Darren Rumble has accepted the head coaching position with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

“Darren did a very good job for us and we wish him all the best with his new team as a head coach,” said Farwell.

“Russ and Steve are two of the finest people I have ever had the privilege to be associated with, both personally and professionally. This was not an easy decision as the T-Birds are on the upswing and there are going to be some exciting times ahead for the team,” said Rumble. “Professionally though this was an opportunity to be a head coach I couldn’t pass up. I would like to thank all the T-Birds fans for their support the last two years and wish the team all the best going forward.”

The T-Birds will begin a search for a new assistant coach immediately. The new assistant coach will join head coach Steve Konowalchuk and assistant coach Jim McTaggart behind the bench for the 2013-14 season.

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