Two-time CIS University Cup winning head coach Ian Herbers of Golden Bears hockey has been hired by the Edmonton Oilers, reports say.

Larry Fisher of the Kelowna Courier says Herbers, who has commandeered the Bears since May 2012, will round out Oilers head coach Todd McLellan’s bench this upcoming season.

630 Ched’s Bob Stauffer floated the the idea that Herbers could be on his way to the major league earlier this month, as Herbers played for McLellan in the IHL.

Herbers has also been spotted at Oilers orientation camp.

Herbers played for the Golden Bears between 1988 and 1992 before breaking into the NHL with the Oilers in 1993. He’s coached the Bears for the past three seasons and also has experience coaching the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

More to come.

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