Hitmen finalize front office

Calgary Sun staff

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

The Calgary Hitmen didn't have to look far to fill their remaining front-office vacancy.

Bernie Bajnok, who had served as the club's education advisor for the past four seasons, was promoted yesterday to assistant to the general manager.

Bajnok replaced Blaine Forsythe, who joined the NHL's Washington Capitals as their video coach over the off-season.

Hitmen GM Kelly Kisio said Bajnok will help out with administrative duties.

"Bernie has done an outstanding job with our players as education advisor and we expect he'll help us out a great deal in the office," Kisio said.

Bajnok served as a high school principal for 17 years before retiring in 2003.

He also has a masters degree in educational administration and a physical education degree.

The Hitmen are set to open training camp later this week at the Don Hartman Sportsplex (5206-68th Street NE).

The first on-ice session begins Friday at 9 a.m. Main camp will also be held at Don Hartman Sportsplex and opens Sunday afternoon.


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