The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 21, 2005

Chiefs begin season with new coach, ownership


Anzalone’s roster has six players under contract to Tampa Bay and two others with Springfield deals.

General Manager Toby O’Brien, who returned to the front office post he held for six seasons until he coached the Chiefs from 2002-05, joined Anzalone in implementing the Lightning’s system. The coach handles the on-ice duties. The GM is responsible for recruiting and off-ice issues.

“It’s been a tremendous camp,” O’Brien said. “Being able to separate everyone’s jobs has allowed me to manage, Frank to coach and the business people to sell. From an operations standpoint, in my 11 years, this is the best camp yet. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.”

Anzalone hadn’t named his starting

goaltender. Third-year Chiefs netminder David Currie has won 29 games during the previous two seasons, and Jon Boutin is a former third-round draft pick of the Lightning.

“I’m leaning toward the veteran, to put Currie in the first night, then come back with Boutin,” Anzalone said.

“It might be good to start with the veteran guy on the road and see how he handles the heat.”

ECHL all-star Jean Desrochers and 32-goal-scorer Joe Tallari are among the key returnees up front.

Randy Rowe is a former Peoria player who used to give the Chiefs fits as an opponent.

Jason Spence adds grit and Steve Cygan, speed, to the forward position. Zbynek Hrdel, Paul Caponigri and Brandon Elliott are other potential impact forwards.

Defensively, Ian Manzano and Brett Peterson return. Jay Rosehill is a Tampa contract player who’s had a strong camp. Doug Andress joined the Chiefs after a trade with Toledo.

“Most of the players all seemed to take their hockey seriously and put a lot into it,” Anzalone said.

“They all seemed to appreciate the direction that we’re going in as an organization.”

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