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.”
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.