BY DAN MCNEE
LISTOWEL – The Listowel Junior Cyclones will have the opportunity to tap into one of the area’s most proficient hockey minds going forward, as it was announced last week that Jason Brooks has joined the organization as a consultant.
Brooks, 37, has an impressive Ontario Hockey League resume, including time as a player, coach and general manager for four different clubs. The Gowanstown resident resigned from his most recent post as assistant coach of the Niagara IceDogs last spring, prior to undergoing his fourth back surgery in six years.
“To bring his knowledge and years of experience that he has accumulated to our organization is fantastic,” said Cyclones general manager Wayne Long. “We’re happy to announce that Jason is coming on board with us.”
Long elaborated that Brooks will be helping the club set up exercise protocols and assist in recruitment and scouting – skills that Brooks particularly honed during his time as general manager/head coach of the Guelph Storm.
The married father of three is also no stranger to Listowel Cyclones hockey, having been both a player and a coach of the club in the 1990s.
Brooks is currently serving as the head coach of the Listowel atom rep Cyclones, overseeing the team along with his father, father-in-law and close friends. Brooks and company have led the Atom Reps to four tournament wins this season and an overall record of 38-10-1.