Lancers hockey coach Kevin Hamlin. Feb 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Lancers Sports)

Blenheim native Todd Warriner joins Lancer men’s hockey

A former NHLer and Sportsnet broadcaster is going to join the bench for the Lancer men’s hockey team.

Todd Warriner, originally from Blenheim, will join former Lancer forward Mike Christou and Michigan native Frank Furdero as newcomers to the coaching staff.

Warriner was selected fourth overall in 1992 by the Quebec Nordiques. He played for the NHL for 15 years, spending time with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Nashville Predators.

Among the highlights of his career, scoring the first goal in the history of the Air Canada Centre on February 20, 1999.

“We are very happy to add Todd to our coaching staff,” said Head Coach Kevin Hamlin. “We have a relationship that transcends the game, and I am looking forward to working with him and our Lancer program.”

Christou played for the Lancers for four seasons and was a key player in their 2014 Queen’s Cup victory along with two national championships.

Furdero played professional hockey with the Southern Professional Hockey League for five seasons and is the skills expert with the Little Caesars AAA hockey club.

The 2019-20 Lancer men’s hockey schedule is expected later this week.