Islanders announce Garrett Lambke as new assistant coach

PORT HOOD: The Cape Breton West Islanders of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League are pleased to announce that former Islander player Garrett Lambke has accepted the position as assistant coach. He will be joining head coach Nick MacNeil and current defensive coach Kyle Gillies as a member of the Islanders’ bench staff for the 2018-19 season.

Lambke is a native of Antigonish and played two seasons for the Major Midget Islanders under then head coach Sean Donovan. He graduated to Pictou Crushers of the MJAHL where he had three great seasons. In his final season under head coach and former NHL player Doug Doull, the Crushers won the Kent Cup.

Lambke easily made the transition from player to coach. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Nova Bantams of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League.

“We are extremely pleased to add Garrett to the Islanders coaching staff,” said Brian MacInnis, Islander president. “He was a hardworking, honest, blue-collar player for the Islanders and will bring that same work ethic and winning attitude to the Islanders bench staff.”