The ECHL announced on Thursday that Jean Huynh of the Trois-Rivières Lions is the 2021-22 recipient of the ECHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award, presented by Warrior Hockey. The winner is determined in a vote of the league’s equipment managers. Huynh joined the Lions for the inaugural season after spending the previous four years as an equipment manager in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Sherbrooke Phoenix and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. He also has prior experience as an equipment manager with Hockey Canada, McGill University Women’s Hockey, Canada Women’s Hockey and Hockey Quebec, while also working as assistant equipment manager for the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015-16 season. Huynh earned a bachelor’s degree in labor and industrial relations from McGill University in 2017. ECHL Equipment Manager of the Year2021-22 Jean Huynh, Trois-Rivières Lions2020-21 ECHL Equipment Managers2019-20 Chris Burke, Cincinnati Cyclones2018-19 Jason MacDonald, Reading Royals2017-18 Darren Flinchem, Indy Fuel2016-17 Andrew Dvorak, Missouri Mavericks2015-16 Drew Kitts, Quad City Mallards2014-15 Dakota King, Gwinnett Gladiators2013-14 Billy Higgins, Wheeling Nailers2012-13 Adam Dexter, Orlando Solar Bears2011-12 Ryan Martin, Greenville Road Warriors2010-11 Mike Burkhead, Alaska Aces2009-10 Ben Laing, Stockton Thunder2008-09 Pat Noecker, Reading Royals2007-08 Pat Noecker, Reading Royals2005-06 Chris Burke, Fresno Falcons2004-05 John Jennings, Florida Everblades and Russ Holden, Reading Royals2003-04 John Krouse, Pensacola Ice Pilots2002-03 Tom Severance, Charlotte Checkers About the ECHL Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 34th season in 2021-22. There have been 726 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 28 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2021-22 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 27 of the 32 NHL teams in 2021-22, marking the 25th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook. About Warrior Hockey Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004.
Trois-Rivières' Huynh named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Equipment Manager of the Year
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