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Wilderness add Johnson to coaching staff

July 30, 2014
The Minnesota Wilderness, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce the hiring of Tyler Johnson as assistant coach.  
 
Tyler comes to the Wilderness after finishing up his pro career which included time in the ECHL and overseas.  During Tyler’s three year career, he was able to win a Champions Hockey League (Norway) championship with the Stavanger Oilers in April of 2012.  
 
Before turning pro, Johnson enjoyed a four year career at Colorado College, where he served as the assistant captain his senior year.  During his time with the Tigers, he was a part of two teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament (2007-08 and 2010-11) and during his freshman season, the Tigers won the WCHA regular season title.  
 
Tyler was a standout player at Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and was a Mr. Hockey finalist in 2007, while also represent United States in the Czech Republic for the U-18 Cup in August of 2006.
 
“We are very excited to add another person with the playing experience of Tyler as he will be a great addition to our staff,” said Dave Boitz, General Manager.  “To have all three of our coaches from the small hockey town of Clouqet is exciting and shows how much this town supports their development of players and coaches.”
 
 
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