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MacGillivray has been hired as the coach and general manager of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Winnipeg South Blues.
His three-year contract as head coach of the University of Manitoba Bisons concluded recently, opening the door for his return to the MJHL. He will be joined by Ray Neufeld as assistant coach and assistant GM, and Sonny Mignacca as goaltender coach.
"I'm excited about the new position and the challenge," MacGillivray said. "We want to be in a place where guys can pursue their goals in hockey of moving on to the next level."
MacGillivray was coach and GM with the Portage Terriers (1998-2006) and was with the Neepawa Natives before that.
The Blues did not make the playoffs last season, one of just three teams in the 11-team loop that failed to qualify for the post-season.
Meanwhile, the MJHL's Selkirk Steelers announced Ryan Smith as the team's head coach for next season. Smith coached the Blues last season.
Former head coach Keith Cassidy, who led the team to an MJHL championship in 2007 and the finals last season, resigned last month due to heavy work and time commitments with his company.