Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Add Haviland to coaching list

Blackhawks assistant has interview in 'Peg today

  • Print

THE coaching search for Winnipeg's new NHL team plods towards the end of its first week with another name joining the mix.

Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland has an interview scheduled for today with Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and assistant GM Craig Heisinger, the Free Press learned on Thursday.

Already in the mix for the coaching job are Manitoba Moose coach Claude Noel, former Edmonton Oilers coach and TSN hockey analyst Craig MacTavish and the man who held the job in 2010-11 with the Atlanta Thrashers, Craig Ramsay.

MacTavish's name has suddenly become more intriguing after the veteran NHL player and coach was passed over for the job in Minnesota. He is said to have interviewed twice there. Mike Yeo will be named the new Wild coach today.

Haviland, a 43-year-old New Jersey native, has spent the last three years with the Blackhawks after coaching the organization's AHL club for three years. Prior to that, Haviland was coach at the Blackhawks' AHL affiliates in Rockford and Norfolk. Before that he was in the ECHL at Trenton and Atlantic City.

If True North's list is any larger than four candidates, sources have told the Free Press that Montreal Canadiens assistant Kirk Muller is of interest, as is fired Florida Panthers coach Peter DeBoer.

Several sources have said both would be interviewed.

DeBoer told the Free Press this week he had no interview scheduled and didn't know if he'd get one, though he certainly was interested. He's still under contract to the Panthers for one more year.

Cheveldayoff has said he will put no timetable on the hire, even with the NHL entry draft scheduled for next Friday and Saturday.

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 17, 2011 C2

History

Updated on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 8:52 AM CDT: revised info on his AHL-ECHL history

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Cheapskate: Cheap summer weekends

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A Canada goose flies towards the sun near the Perimeter Highway North and Main St Monday afternoon – See Day 10 for Bryksa’s 30 goose project - May 11, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100527-Winnipeg Free Press THe Provencher Foot Bridge is lit up

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who are the real Bombers?

View Results

Ads by Google