Spencer Carbery leaves Spirit scrambling for new head coach 30 days before training camp

Spirit GM Dave Drinkill announced in an email press release today that Carbery has left the team after accepting an assistant coaching job in the AHL.....

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Just 30 days before the start of the 2017-18 Saginaw Spirit training camp, GM Dave Drinkill announced today that head coach Spencer Carbery has decided to leave the team for an assistant coaching job in the American Hockey League. 
“I want to congratulate Spencer Carbery on his career advancement,” Drinkill said. “We feel we have made large strides in creating the culture we want here in Saginaw, and look to continue that in the near future.”
The Spirit hired Carbery in June of last year after he had spent five seasons (2011-16) as the head coach of the South Carolina Stingrays in the East Coast Hockey League with a 207-115 record. 
After playing one year of Juniors (2000-01) for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the BCHL, Carbery went on to play one year of NCAA hockey (2002-03) for the University of Alaska Anchorage.
He spent another 3-years playing NCHA D-III hockey (2003-06) for St. Norbert College in Utica, NY, then 4-seasons of professional hockey for five different teams (2006-10), winning a Kelly Cup Championship with the South Carolina Stingrays in 2009 before taking an assistant coaching job with the team for the 2010-11 season, prior to his head coach appointment. 
The 35 year old native of Victoria, British Columbia leaves the Spirit with a 27-32-7-2 record after 68-games behind the bench.
The Spirit now have just 30 days to search for a new head coach before the start of training camp on Aug. 24, at the Dow Event Center. 

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