Bears name Mougenel assistant coach

The Hershey Bears announced today that Ryan Mougenel has been named assistant coach of the hockey club beginning with the 2013-14 season.

Mougenel, 37, comes to Chocolatetown after a four-year stint as head coach of the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers. His head coaching record features an all-time mark of 151-111-10-16 and appearances in the Kelly Cup playoffs during all four seasons from 2009-13, including the 2012 Western Conference championship.

The native of Scarborough, Ont., previously served as assistant coach for four seasons with the ECHL’s Fresno Falcons and Stockton Thunder.

Mougenel’s six-year pro playing career was spent mostly in the ECHL, including a 2003 league championship in Atlantic City playing for new Bears head coach Mike Haviland.

Mougenel played 20 games in the AHL with Rochester during the 1999-2000 season.