COUGARS ADD JAKE NIXON TO COACHING STAFF

Jake Nixon is making a return.

After spending last season as an assistant coach for the Westshore Wolves, Nixon returns to the Victoria Cougars following a five-year absence.

“Jake will be an integral part of our coaching staff this upcoming season,” Cougars head coach Suneil Karod said.  “I have given him some responsibilities right away and I know he will run with them.”

Nixon will be working closely with fellow assistant coach and former teammate Jake Stolz in running both the defense and penalty kill.

“Jake [Nixon] has a great hockey mind and he will make us a stronger team.  Having coached Jake and coached with him, I am very confident he is going to impact our program immediately, much as he did as a player.  Jake was also a big factor in our Cyclone berth,” Karod said.

The now 27-year-old student of the game played 36 contests for the Cougars in the 2011-12 season, scoring nine points.

Victoria advanced to the Cyclone Taylor Cup that year.