Kevin Colley Update

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/12/2007 09:36:00 PM | | | | |
Update on Kevin Colley that explains how he was hired as an assistant coach in the ECHL and what's been happening with the former Islander-Sound Tiger since his career ending neck injury.

“I’ve lived and breathed hockey my whole life and it feels great to get back in the game, the greatest game on earth,” said Colley, who now lives in Utah. “I am glad it came as quick as it did so I am not missing too much. I am still in the loop here. I’ve learned a lot from the coaches I’ve had in the past and I am looking forward to passing that on to the kids coming up.”

“I think I can relate to the players at this level obviously because I started my career here. I know what it takes to get up to the next level and I know it’s not easy,” he says.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
What can I write other than to wish Colley the best of luck. He turned something devastating into a new career as a testament to his character. Credit to Garth Snow for helping him.

As posted in an earlier blog here, Colley will be in Bridgeport to drop the puck opening night for the Sound Tigers.