GDI Prairies' Ryan Cyr has been hired as the Goaltending Coach to the WHL's Spokane Chiefs, replacing Denis Sproxton who is stepping aside due to family commitments. Cyr most recently had served as the Regina Pats Goaltending Consultant for the past four seasons. An integral part of a teams' success is due to their consistency from the back end up. Helping provide strong preparation habits to the teams goaltenders, Cyr looks forward to being a key component within the team. "The run the Chiefs have had has been a very successful one over the past five years," Cyr said. "I'm excited get the chance to work with such respected people in hockey like (General Manager) Tim Speltz and (Head Coach) Don Nachbaur." "I believe that at this level a goaltender is there for a reason," Cyr said when describing his philosophy. "They don't need to be restructured, just tweaked to best fit their strengths. I think that being a mentor is important, being someone who you can lean on during the ups and downs of the long WHL season." Cyr's first duty as Goaltending Coach will be the Chiefs' Annual Fall Camp which is scheduled to begin with ice sessions on Thursday, August 25th in the Spokane Arena. For more info Click Here.