The Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased to announce the signing of Kyle Raftis to a new three-year contract with the organization.
Originally hired on August 26, 2014, the Brampton, ON native’s original contract expired earlier this summer.
“The Board of Directors has been extremely pleased with Kyle’s performance as General Manager for the team the past two seasons, in his directing of both the hockey and business operations. The team is well positioned with talented veterans and up and coming younger players to be extremely competitive for the next several seasons.” stated the Hounds Board of Directors.
“Kyle has done a great job in ensuring the proper people are in place to help guide these young student athletes to success on the ice and in the classroom. The Board is confident the Kyle will continue to provide great leadership for the organization and continue to ice a product that the city of Sault Ste Marie will be proud of” they added.
Over the past two seasons (2014-15, 2015-16) Raftis has been at the helm of the Hounds while they accumulated a 87-39-7-3 regular season win/loss record, .677 PCT along with the 2015 Hamilton Spectator Award, the 2014-15 West Division/Western Conference regular season championship.
“I would like to start by thanking Dr. Lou Lukenda and the entire board for the great opportunity and their support over the past two seasons. Being the General Manager of The Greyhounds is a continued honour. The organization is an exceptional place to work and that can be attributed to the dedicated staff, players and board members who share a common vision of success” started Raftis.
“I am proud of what we have begun to accomplish over the past two seasons and in working with the players and hockey operations staff, I can say that everyone is even more excited about where we are headed in the upcoming years” he added.
The new contract puts Kyle in terms with the Hounds through the 2018-19 season.