The Nelson Leafs had a decent season in 2011-12. Head coach Frank Maida will be back behind the bench next season after the board unanimously agreed to keep the Nelson raised coach in the fold.

Maida back behind Nelson Leafs bench

The Nelson Junior Leafs have extended the contract of head coach and general manager Frank Maida.

The Nelson Junior Leafs have extended the contract of head coach and general manager Frank Maida.

Late last month the Leafs board unanimously voted to extend the Nelson grown Maida’s contract into the 2012-13 season.

“We are truly excited to have Frank continue on with our team,” said Leafs’ president Russell Stocks. “Frank lived up to our expectations and really progressed as a coach as the year went on. It was an easy decision for the board and we are glad that Frank agreed.”

In his first season as head coach of the local Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team, Maida guided the Leafs to a 30-17-0-5 regular season record. Finishing third in the Neil Murdoch Division, the Leafs lost in the opening round of the playoffs to Castlegar 4-1.

Maida was an assistant coach with the Junior Leafs for a highly successful four years when Simon Wheeldon ran the bench.

The first order for business for Maida will be a spring camp that is being held April 13 to 15.


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