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From Pat to Cat, Achtymichuk moving to Prince George

Saskatchewan native hired as WHL team's equipment manager
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Newly-hired Prince George Cougars equipment manager Kory Achtymichuk will join the WHL team in August.

Kory Achtymichuk has big shoes to fill but he will come to Prince George equipped.

The Wadena, Sask., native has been hired as the Cats new equipment manager, after four seasons in the WHL as an assistant with the Regina Pats.

The Cougars announced Friday that Achtymichuk will replace Ramandeep “Chico” Dhanjal, who left the team two weeks ago after 13 seasons when he was hired by the Abbotsford Canucks of the American Hockey League.

“Kory worked for a great organization in Regina, and he is ready to take the next step,” said Cougars head coach and general manager Mark Lamb, in a team release. “We look forward to him joining our team for the upcoming season.”

Achtymichuk was with the Pats in 2017, when they made it to the WHL final, and in 2018, when they advanced to the Kia Memorial Cup. He begins the next phase of his career with the Cougars in August.

“I’m excited for the new opportunity and I look forward to joining a great organization in the Prince George Cougars,” said Achtymichuk.