By Medicine Hat News on August 20, 2021.
The Medicine Hat Tigers have a new assistant coach, announcing Friday the signing of Josh Maser.
Maser, 42, is a Medicine Hat product who played in the local minor hockey system before spending four years with three teams in the Western Hockey League. He spent two seasons with the Spokane Chiefs before splitting two years between the Swift Current Broncos and his hometown Tigers, where he played 68 games and amassed 233 penalty minutes in the 1999/00 season.
Maser went on to play three years in minor pro hockey, including 54 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the West Coast Hockey League, and part of a season split between the Cincinnati Cyclones and Toledo Storm of the ECHL.
Maser moved behind the bench following his playing career, where he now has nine years of experiencing coaching AAA Midget and 15-year-old Midget hockey. He has spent the past two years working at the South Alberta Hockey Academy.
“We’re really excited about adding Josh to the coaching staff,” head coach and general manager Willie Desjardins said in a statement. “He has followed the team for a very long time and has a lot of passion for the Tigers and for the game.
“Josh has been great with the young players at the academy and brings a lot to the table. He’s driven, committed and loves to win.”
Maser will join Desjardins and associate coach Joe Frazer behind the bench.