The Newfoundland Growlers are the talk of the ECHL.
With training camp well underway, the former Kelly Cup champions announced the addition of former National Hockey League vets Matt Cooke and Bonavista’s own Adam Pardy to their coaching staff, but that’s not the only reason for excitement for fans on The Rock.
“I hope to build a culture within the room of togetherness.”
Head Coach Matt Cooke on bringing his Stanley Cup winning experience to the Growlers
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— Newfoundland Growlers (@NLGrowlers) October 12, 2023
The club welcomed back Newfoundland’s own Jordan Escott ahead of the 2023-24 season, a veteran of the local senior hockey circuit who suited up for the dogs last season, quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Escott shared with VOCM that he looks forward to taking on an increased role, not only on the ice, but off, showcasing the sights of St. John’s to his new teammates, making them feel at home and acting the part of locker room leader. But he admits there’s a deferent pressure being under the bright lights of the ECHL.
He says performing as an ECHL player in front of friends and family brings about a different kind of pressure, and that he feels blessed to have the opportunity and is looking to enjoy the moment.
The Growlers kick off the 2023-24 season this Friday night against the Reading Royals. Tickets available at nlgrowlers.com