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The Saginaw Spirit introduce new head coach Spencer Carbery

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LAST WEEK THE SAGINAW SPIRIT NAMED THEIR NEW HEAD COACH.   TODAY THE SPIRIT INTRODUCED SPENCER CARBERY.
OUR JASON FIELDER WAS THERE FOR THE MEET AND GREET.
DRINKILL SOT: WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION WITH HIM LEADING THE WAY, SO PLEASE WELCOME THE NEXT HEAD COACH OF THE SAGINAW SPIRIT, SPENCER CARBERY.
A NEW ERA FOR THE SAGINAW SPIRIT BEGINS, WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE TEAM'S 7TH HEAD COACH IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. 
CARBERY SOT: I'LL PROMISE YOU I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE THIS A TEAM AND THE WAY WE PLAY ON THE ICE IS SOMETHING THAT THIS COMMUNITY CAN BE PROUD OF.
CARBERY SPENT THE LAST 5 SEASONS AS THE BENCH BOSS AND DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS IN THE EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAGUE. IN EACH OF THOSE 5 SEASONS, CARBERY'S TEAMS MADE THE PLAYOFFS, WITH DEEP POSTSEASON RUNS THE LAST 2 YEARS. I ASKED SPIRIT G-M DAVE DRINKILL WHY HE THINKS CARBERY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AT A HIGHER LEVEL OF HOCKEY. 
DRINKILL SOT: A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT THAT BECAUSE HE HASN'T COACHED IN OUR LEAGUE. TO ME, HOCKEY IS HOCKEY. A COACH IS A COACH. AT THAT LEVEL, HE'S DONE IT VERY WELL. I THINK HE'S GOING TO LEARN QUICK. THE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM.
AT 34, CARBERY BECOMES THE 3RD YOUNGEST HEAD COACH IN THE ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE, AND DRINKILL THINKS THAT'S A GOOD THING.
DRINKILL SOT: A YOUNGER COACH HELPS. I THINK THE PLAYERS ARE REALLY GOING TO GRAVITATE TOWARDS HIM AND A LOT OF THE GUYS THAT HAVE PLAYED FOR HIM RAVE ABOUT HIS CHARACTER AND HIS WORK ETHIC AND HIS PERSONALITY. BUT HE HAS A WAY TO PUSH THEM.
I ASKED CARBERY IF HE'LL BE CHANGING HIS COACHING PHILOSOPHY OR STRATEGY NOW THAT HE'S IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE. 
CARBERY SOT: THINGS WILL CHANGE A LITTLE BIT AND WE'LL TWEAK CERTAIN THINGS BUT THERE'LL BE SOME BASE PRINCIPLES THAT WILL STAY THE SAME FOR ME AS A COACH.
JASON SU: NEXT UP FOR CARBERY WILL BE A TWO DAY TEAM COMBINE AND TESTING THAT GETS UNDERWAY ON JULY 6TH. AT THE DOW EVENT CENTER IN DOWNTOWN SAGINAW, I'M JASON FIELDER FOR SPORTS XTRA.
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