One of the worst-kept secrets at the Mastercard Memorial Cup became official on Friday morning.
The Edmonton Oilers have plucked Swift Current Broncos head coach Manny Vivieros from the organization naming him as one of three assistant coaches to head coach Todd McLellan.
The 52 year old, who was drafted by the Oilers in the 1984 NHL draft, led the Broncos for two seasons, posting a record of 87-40-17. This season, he guided the Broncos to the Ed Chynoweth Cup as they became the first Saskatchewan team to win the WHL title since they did it themselves in 1993.
The Oilers also announced that two Hudson Bay natives will be on their coaching staff as well. After being fired in Calgary as their head coach, Glen Gulutzan moves up the highway while Trent Yawney, who had been an assistant in Anaheim and is a former head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, is also coming on to coach alongside Todd McLellan.