TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Anthony set to lead new Armstrong hockey program

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Top high school sports
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:12 p.m.
 

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.”

Bill West is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at wwest@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BWest_Trib.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers WR Bryant’s suspension upheld
  2. Steelers trade 6th-round pick for Jaguars kicker Scobee
  3. Aliquippa RB Bronaugh to miss season after cancer diagnosis
  4. Prisoner mistakenly released from Allegheny County Jail to fight extradition
  5. Ligonier water shutoff delayed slightly
  6. Biden to visit Pittsburgh on Labor Day
  7. Pastor who advocated against removal of Ten Commandments monument dies at Connellsville hospital
  8. No certainty for Pirates’ call-up veterans
  9. Animal welfare groups see opportunities in dialogue about Vick signing
  10. Rillton man charged in crash that killed fellow firefighter
  11. LaBar: Sting making history fighting for WWE title