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Jared Bednar Named New Coach of the Falcons

(Photo Courtesy: STCC Digital Photography Program)

(Photo Courtesy: STCC Digital Photography Program)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The Springfield Falcons will have a new coach when they take the ice this upcoming season.

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Monday that Jared Bednar will take the helm of the Falcons after nearly two years as an assistant coach.

“Jared has been instrumental in the development of several of our prospects in Springfield while serving as an assistant coach and was a big part of the team’s recent success. He’s very well-respected throughout the hockey community and we’re confident he will excel in his new role within our organization,” says Chris MacFarland, Assistant General Manager for the Blue Jackets.

From 2010 to 2012, Bednar served as head coach of the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen, where he held a record of 81-63-12 over two seasons.

He also has also been an assistant coach and head coach for the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays.

As a player, Bednar also played as a defenseman in 148 career AHL/International Hockey League games for Grand Rapids, St. John’s, and Rochester, as well as 434 ECHL games with Huntington and South Carolina.

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