In addition to his new title, La Forge received a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Everett through the 2016-17 season.
“Bil and I have developed a strong rapport and working relationship over the past few seasons,” Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson said in a press release. “He is very well networked around the WHL and throughout the entire hockey world. Bil has a tremendous amount of passion for the game, a good eye for players and an understanding of what we’re trying to do in our organization. I’m also a big believer in continuity, and keeping people together here in Everett gives our organization a much better chance for success in the long run.”
La Forge, 40, joined Everett’s scouting staff in 2008. He was promoted to head scout prior to the 2011-12 season. The Edmonton, Alberta, native has spent the past 14 seasons scouting for WHL teams. He worked previously for the Tri-City Americans and Lethbridge Hurricanes. He also worked for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
“We’ve taken great steps over the past number of seasons and I look forward to continuing to work toward our ultimate goal of winning the Memorial Cup,” La Forge said in the release. “Our (50-player protected) list is in great shape right now with some exciting young prospects that I’m confident will make a difference for the Silvertips.”
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