Sad to see Spiros leave so soon, very happy for him moving on to the AHL...it's the highest level of pro hockey going in North America right now. Best of luck to Spiros!
Oct 26. 2012
For immediate release
It is with regret that the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Hockey Club announces the resignation of General Manager Spiros Anastas.
Anastas has accepted a position in the Detroit Red Wings organization as Analytics Coach and Advanced Scouting Director for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.
Anastas noted that while his time in the Alberni organization was much shorter than planned, he is a believer in the program being developed. "I would like to thank the sponsors, season- ticket holders, billets, volunteers, and fans for their ongoing support of the team” said Anastas “I believe that this community deserves the absolute best and I believe the young men in locker room are a great group with a bright future ahead of them. However, when an opportunity like this comes along, you have to jump at it."
“It is unfortunate that Spiros is leaving after such a short time with the organization but we fully recognize that this league is about moving personnel and players forward, to the highest level possible. We wish Spiros continued success as he advances his hockey career,” said Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society President and Alberni Valley Bulldogs Director Ron Paulson.
Head Coach Kevin Willison will take on the added role of General Manager, effective immediately.