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Inferno make Scott Reid permanent head coach, name Olympian as assistant

Interim head coach Scott Reid had his position solidified Wednesday, with former Olympian Gina Kingsbury joining him behind the bench as assistant coach for the 2016 season.
Interim head coach Scott Reid had his position solidified Wednesday, with former Olympian Gina Kingsbury joining him behind the bench as assistant coach for the 2016 season.
T. Ari Yanover

The Inferno announced in a press release Wednesday that Scott Reid will remain on as permanent head coach for at least the 2015-16 season.

Reid, who took over for Kevin Haller in February, coached the Inferno to the Clarkson Cup playoffs, where they lost to eventual runners-up Montreal. The Inferno amassed a 3-1-1 record with him behind the bench as head coach (he had served in an assistant role prior to Haller's departure).

Joining him as assistant coach is Gina Kingsbury, a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada (2006 in Torino, 2010 in Vancouver). Kingsbury played at St. Lawrence University, where she ranked second all-time in scoring with the Saints. She assisted Shannon Miller at the University of Minnesota Duluth prior to coming on board with the Inferno. She's also no stranger to pro women's hockey, having played both in the National Women's Hockey League (1999-2007 incarnation) with the Montreal Axion and in the Western Women's Hockey League with the Calgary Oval X-Treme.

The press release also revealed the date of the Inferno's first home game to be October 24, but further details (as well as a full schedule) don't seem to be up yet. Check back for more information as the weather gets cooler.