Nottingham Panthers press release
Nottingham Panthers head coach Corey Neilson will be back.
Corey, whose number 77 was retired at the homecoming celebrations last Friday night, says he is delighted to have agreed a new deal with the GMB Panthers.
"This is the number one team, the number one organisation, championships aside having my number retired was my proudest achievement. I love this club," he told the website.
The announcement that he will be back behind the bench next season was made at the club's annual awards show.
The GMB presented all the players and coaches with their season mementos and the players presented their game and warm-up jerseys to their individual sponsors.
And during one of the chats at the awards night the club also revealed that the league's number one netminder Craig Kowalski would also be back on the second half of his current two-year deal with the GMB Panthers.
Last week the GMB presented their player of the year award to Craig Kowalski, the fans voted David Ling as most entertaining player of the year and Eric Werner was presented with the fans'player of the year award.
Tonight a further seven awards were handed over:
Top points : David Ling (34+55 = 89 in the regular league season)
Top goals: David Ling and Bruce Graham (34 goals each in the regular league season)
Team Spirit : Brandon Benedict
Most consistent : Eric Werner
Top Brit : Robert Lachowicz
Players' player : David Ling
MVP: Craig Kowalski