The Anaheim Jr. Ducks have announced their Tier 1 coaches for the 2021-22 hockey season.
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New coaches include longtime NHL player Jeff Friesen and veteran Southern California coach Mike Bickley leading the 2007 birth year team (14U AAA). The club also welcomes former NHL defenseman Ray Macias, who will serve as an assistant coach at 16U and 13U, and former WHL forward Chase Souto, who also will assist with the 13s.
Returning head coaches will include August Aiken, who has guided the 18U AAA team to the USA Hockey Youth Nationals in four of the past five seasons, and Alex Kim, who also has led the 16U AAA team to Nationals for the fifth time in seven seasons, as well as David Walker, whose 15U AAA team reached the Pacific District final after qualifying for Nationals last season.
The rest of the Tier I lineup includes experienced coaches who also have led teams to Nationals and developed multiple players participating at the sport's highest levels: Eugene Kabanets (2008, 13U), Jim Burcar (2009, 12U) and Sandy Gasseau (2010, 11U).