Casey returns for his seventh season with the Yorkton Terriers. He will be in his second season as the Head Coach and General Manager. He was promoted when former Terrier Head Coach and General Manager Trent Cassan resigned from his position and was hired by the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League as an Assistant Coach.
In first season as head coach and GM, he led the Terriers to a sixth place finish in the overall SJHL standings with a 28-25-5 record. The team capped off the regular season by finishing with a 7-0-1 unbeaten streak to clinic sixth seed on the final night of the regular season. The Terriers season came to an end when the Estevan Bruins knocked the T-dogs out in a tight five game series. The Terriers had their first winning season and first playoff win since the RBC National Championship year.
Casey was the Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager the five seasons prior to taking over in September 2016. He was the first recipient of the SJHL Dwight MacMillian Award for the SJHL Top Assistant Coach in the 2015-16 season.
He has won 2 SJHL Championships (2012-13, 2013-14) and a Royal Bank Cup National Championship in 2014 as a member of the Terriers. In October 2013, he served as an Assistant Coach for Team Saskatchewan at the Western Canada U16 Branch Cup.
From Gloucester, Ontario, Casey played his junior hockey in the CJHL (now renamed CCHL) for the Nepean Raiders and Ottawa Jr. Senators. After junior hockey, he played five seasons for the University of Guelph Gryphons in the CIS. After Guelph, Casey played two seasons professionally in Norway as a player coach. He also had a brief stint in the SPHL with the Twin Cities Cyclones. Before joining the Terriers, he was the Player Development Coach at the Banff Hockey Academy for two years (2009-2011).
Casey along with his wife Laura and son Caleb reside in Melville, Laura is a grade 7 teacher at St. Henry's Sr. School. Caleb is a big fan of the Terriers and hockey.
Mat Hehr, Assistant Coach
Mat returns for his second season with the Yorkton Terriers. He joined the Terriers in November 2016 after resigning from his former position of Associate Coach and Associate GM with the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
As the Assistant Coach, Mat is focused on running the defenseman, assisting with team systems and special teams, team video, and other day to day operations of the hockey club.
From Sherwood Park, Alberta, Mat played junior hockey with the Sherwood Park Crusaders for three seasons, serving as Alternate Captain in his last season. After junior hockey, he played four years for Fredonia State University in the NCAA Division 3. He studied Sports Management at Fredonia State.
After his playing career was over, Mat stayed in New York and coached at SUNY Canton in the NCAA Division 3 level, before moving back to Canada and joining the La Ronge Ice Wolves for the 2015-16 season.
Mat now resides in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He is currently his Hockey Canada High Performance 1 certification. He was named Video Coach with the Saskatchewan Under 16 Team in April and will be with the team in various times throughout the summer and fall months.
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Yorkton, SK Canada
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