Brian Jokat new head coach of Bosnia

Brian Jokat new head coach of Bosnia

Davide Tuniz11 Nov 2017Davide Tuniz»
 

Twenty years after a stellar season at Bosna Sarajevo, Canadian Brian Jokat is back on the bench of national team

 
 
 
 

Canadian Brian Jokat, 55, is the new headcoach of Bosnia and Herzegovina national team that will face Turkmenistan, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates at home arena Zetra in Sarajevo from 25 to 28 February in IHWC Division III Qualification.

During his player career Jokat had a remarkable season in Sarajevo in 1985-86 when notched 101 points (54+47) in 26 games, the best ever result in te history of Bosnian League. After stops in Germany and England, Jokat coached at University of Ottawa in early 90's and in Switzerland at Villars in 2013-14, his last experience on a bench. As businessman, he worked at Anschutz Entertainment Group before to open Skateco, which includes the Canary Wharf Ice Rink in London's Docklands, as well as a sponsorship consultancy.

"The Hockey Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has offered me the opportunity to join the project and therefore I decided to come back to the country. Last time I was a professional athlete in Sarajevo in 1986. I returned to the city twice: for Christmas in 1990 and 2010 when HK Bosna celebrated 30 years of existence. Although the city has changed, all these years my friends have not changed" Joket said to klix website

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