The newest hometown boy to join the Newfoundland Growlers says the teams Head Coach played a big role in his decision to come home.’
Adam Pardy of Bonavista signed a one-year ECHL contract with the Growlers last week. Pardy was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, and went on to play 342 games in the NHL, split between 6 teams.
Pardy says head coach Ryane Clowe made the decision to come home and play for the Growlers much easier. The two have been friends and trained together for years and you really can see how much Clowe loves the game by taking this job.
Clowe is taking on the head coaching position for the first time this year, and the 6 foot 4 deference says he hopes to help out Clowe, anyway he can.
Pardy says he hopes to help install a system and structure for the team. Together they want to have fun and make this opportunity a success.
The Growlers take the ice for their home opener on October 12th when they host the Florida Everblades.