UA-74833448-1 Giants Name Parneta New GM –

Giants Name Parneta New GM

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I have personally known Barclay Parneta for the past several years and am pleased that he finally gets to fulfil his dream and get the overdue promotion that is well deserved.

He has been involved in scouting at the minor level of the game and has been a guest on Delta TV over the past years.

 The Vancouver Giants made it official and name Barclay Parneta as the third General Manager in the history of the franchise.

Parneta was officially introduced as the Giants General Manager at a media conference at Pat Quinn’s Restaurant at Tsawwassen Springs earlier in the day.

Parneta (47) is no stranger to the Vancouver Giants having scouted with the organization for their first three seasons in the WHL and rejoins the G-Men after spending the past eight seasons with the Tri-City Americans.

For the past three seasons, Parneta served as their Assistant GM and Head Scout and for the five seasons prior he worked as their Prospect Development Coach and Head Scout.

Some of Parneta’s notable draft picks from previous seasons include: Michael Rasmussen (2014), Morgan Geekie (2013), Dylan Coghlan (2013), Parker Wotherspoon (2012), and Brandon Carlo (2011).

Parneta is also heading into his third season as the U17 Western Regional Scout for Hockey Canada and no doubt will continue to assist when time permits.

Barclay Parneta also brings seven years of amateur scouting experience at the NHL level.

From 2003-2008 he scouted for the St. Louis Blues followed by two seasons working with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Parneta began scouting in the WHL during the 1989-90 season with the Medicine Hat Tigers and prior to joining the Giants scouting staff he spent 10 seasons on the Tri-City Americans scouting staff.

Giants Majority Owner, President and Governor Ron Toigo told the assembled media “Barclay comes to us with a proven track record of drafting, recruiting and developing players.”

He continued “He’s a highly-respected individual within the hockey world and we are very excited to have him back with the Vancouver Giants leading us into a very exciting chapter of our franchise’s history.”

Barclay told the media “I’m very excited and honored to be named General Manager of the Vancouver Giants.”

He continued by adding “Both on the ice and in the community, we are going to continue to build a team and a program that hockey fans in the Lower Mainland can be proud of. We’ve got a great thing going with our current core of players and prospects and I look forward to working with the ownership, management team and the coaching staff to build a team that can consistently contend for championships.”

Parneta is joined in Vancouver by his wife Leanne. Together they have a daughter named Alexa who lives and works in the nursing profession on Vancouver Island.

The Giants are thrilled to welcome Barclay, Leanne and Alexa to the Vancouver Giants family.

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