The Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association announced Monday that Trevor Weisberger will be taking over as the new head coach of the local Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League squad, taking over after head coach and general manager Ray Wareham was relieved of the position last week after 17 years with the team.
“The Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association is proud to present Trevor Weisgerber as the new head coach of the Moose Jaw Generals Midget AAA Generals,” Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association president Patrick Boyle said in a press release.
“This starts a new and exciting chapter in the Generals history. Trevor is an experienced and well-known name across the province and we believe this new approach will be the start to a positive change for minor hockey in the City of Moose Jaw.”
Originally from Vibank, Weisgerber played Midget AAA in Moose Jaw and Swift Current and would go on to play two years in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with Beardy’s and Yorkton from 1997 to 1999. He accepted a full scholarship at Lake Superior State University where he played from 1999 to 2002.
After completing school, Weisgerber played seven years professionally from 2002 to 2009 in the Central Hockey League, he would then join the Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) as an assistant coach for the 2009-2010 season. He was hired as an assistant coach with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League and spent two seasons on the bench from 2010 to 2012.
In 2012, Weisgerber left the Warriors to start Epic Hockey in Moose Jaw, in which he shares knowledge and experience that he’s gained through playing and coaching with younger players to help them develop the skills so that they’re able to play at the highest level possible.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge. The Saskatchewan Midget Triple Hockey League is a great league, and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to help develop these young athletes,” Weisgerber said.
“The AAA league is a good stepping stone for players wanting to move on to junior hockey and our goal is to provide guidance and structure to enhance their abilities on and off the ice. We look forward to meeting and seeing the new and returning players play in a few weeks at our spring camp.”
Weisgerber will be on the ice with the Moose Jaw Generals when they hold their annual spring camp starting April 5th at Mosaic Place.