Cougars Change Scouting Staff
Prince George, B.C.- The Prince George Cougars have made some changes to their scouting staff, adding three new people to the roster.
Don Harkins, Rae Metz and Dylan Franson are now on board.
Harkins, from Cleveland Ohio, will be the Director of U.S. Scouting for the Cougars. He has served as the Head U.S. Scout for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL and six seasons with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers.
“I know the community of Prince George is really behind the Cougars and that’s important,” said Harkins. “On the ice and off the Ice I know that they’re trying to build something special up there, and I thought it would be a good time in my career to have a new challenge and to become a part of it.”
Rae Metz, from Kent Ohio(Kent, OH) played four seasons of NCAA Division 1 hockey with Fairfield University in Connecticut and served as the team’s captain in 2003-04. He now lives in Phoenix, AZ and will scout the West and Southwest regions of the United States for the Cougars.
Dylan Franson, is related to NHLer Cody Franson and former WHL forward Cain Franson . For the past two years he has worked for ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services) and will now be responsible for scouting the B.C. Interior for the Cougars.
“We are thrilled to welcome Don, Rae and Dylan to the Prince George Cougars family,” adds Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “All three have a deeply rooted passion for the game and are all aware of the time and sacrifices required to bring the best talent possible to Northern British Columbia. We’re very excited to get all three to Prince George for Training Camp in the fall.”