Reputable junior coach Dan Daikawa has a new gig.
Brookings Blizzard of the North American Hockey League have hired Daikawa as head coach.
Daikawa heads to Brookings after one season as an assistant coach with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness.
Before going to Minnesota, Daikawa was coach-general manager of the now-defunct Jamestown Ironmen for two seasons.
Daikawa coached Jamestown to the NAHL’s North Division playoff championship in 2012-2013, upending the Soo Eagles in the finals.
In going to Brookings, Daikawa takes over a Blizzard team that finished last in the NAHL’s Central Division in 2013-2014 with a record of 18-34-8.
Overall, Brookings finished with the second-worst record in the 24-team NAHL in 2013-2014.