Sunday Sports: Watertown Wolves name new coach

Sunday Sports: Watertown Wolves name new coach

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - As we inch closer to the start of the Federal Prospects Hockey League season, the Watertown Wolves finally have a new head coach.

Wolves owner and FPHL commissioner Don Kirnan confirmed via text message that Watertown has hired Paul MacLean as their new head coach. The name may sound familiar to wolves fans as MacLean was head coach for the Danville Dashers last season, but was fired 17 games into the season.

MacLean takes over for Trevor Karasiewicz, who left the team in the off season for a head coaching position in California with a junior hockey team.

The Frontier League and the Tri-Valley League are looking to form a partnership to fill out their schedules when needed.

At the Frontier League meeting on Friday, the league said they’ve had discussions with the Tri-Valley League about scheduling games in sports where both leagues need the games to fill out their schedule. Executive Director of the Frontier League, Bob Kowalick, says while nothing is finalized, he hopes to have an agreement in place sometime in the near future.

A pair of youths from Tehonica's Taekwondo and Hapkido Academy in Watertown had successful showings in a big national tournament last month and brought home the gold.

Isaiah Dykes and Serenity Stinnett had impressive showings at the 2019 National AAU Youth and Adult Taekwondo Championships at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Serenity won gold medals in poomsae form and board breaking as a yellow belt before graduating to her next belt level and Isaiah won gold in poomsae forms board breaking as well before graduating to his next belt level.

The haul of medals didn't stop there as the academy had a rarity: an entire family winning gold in the tournament.

Isaiah’s interest in taekwondo carried over to his parents. Andrew Dykes Jr. and Michelle Dykes got involved at the urging of Isaiah, and after 6 months have risen to the top of the discipline like their son.

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