HF Podcast: 2012 CHL Top Prospects Game – Ryan Huska, Kelowna Rockets

By Glen Erickson

Ryan Huska, the head coach of the Kelowna Rockets, has been very busy this season away from Western Hockey League action. He has been an integral part of three major events that have given him a great opportunity to watch the progress of many of junior hockey’s top prospects.

Huska was an assistant coach for Team WHL at the Subway Series games in November at Regina and Moose Jaw. In December, he was an assistant to head coach Don Hay with Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Alberta. Thankfully, it would seem, his final coaching role away from the Rockets will actually occur in Kelowna, where he will work behind the bench for Team Cherry with celebrity bench boss Mark Recchi. Both Recchi and Huska are Kamloops Blazers alumni.

HF spoke with Huska briefly at Prospera Place as many of the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game participants were arriving in Kelowna. Huska provided some insights into the play this season of three highly-touted players, including Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips, Mathew Dumba of the Red Deer Rebels and Tanner Pearson of the Barrie Colts.

Click here to download this HF Podcast featuring Ryan Huska