Casey returns for his sixth season with the Yorkton Terriers, but this will be his first 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 Calagry Hitmen of the Western Hockey League as an Assistant Coach. Casey was the Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager the past five seasons. Last season, he assisted Trent in getting the Terriers back into the playoffs after missing the playoffs in 2014-15.
As the Assistant he focused on the defensemen, team systems, player profiles for colleges and other day to day operations in the hockey club. During his time as the Terrier defense coach he has assisted in 3 defensemen in NCAA Division 1 commitments and numerous of his defensemen recognized for SJHL league awards for top defensemen of week, month and year awards.
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.
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