Anthony set to lead new Armstrong hockey program
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The man who won the much-desired job to coach the recently merged Kittanning-Ford City hockey program spent the past season away from the spotlight.
On Wednesday night, the Amateur Armstrong Hockey League, which supervises both Kittanning and Ford City's teams, approved Doug Anthony, who led the revived Sabers team from 2007 to 2012.
“It's a great birthday present,” said Anthony, who turned 39 Tuesday.
In his five seasons, Ford City never finished at or below .500, and the team won the PIHL Open Class title in 2009.
A 1993 Ford City graduate, Anthony stepped down as coach after the 2011-12 season to spend more time with his two daughters but served as a non-paid assistant to Glen Kilgore, a former assistant under Anthony who guided Ford City to a PIHL Open Class title this winter.
“It all worked out,” said Anthony, who plans to reassemble the staff he used while in charge at Ford City. “It's a heck of an opportunity here to put some good hockey together and try to build a good name for this new school that's coming up.”
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