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Minor league hockey returns to Augusta with franchise in SPHL for 2010-2011 season experience coming to Augusta. And that's not even counting my wife and myself."Former Augusta Lynx trainer Brian Patafie will also join the staff after serving in the same capacity for the Lynx from 1998-2003."When I learned this was...
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RiverHawks coach to return next year

...Ralph said.RiverHawks team captain and reigning league MVP Matt Auffrey and team therapist and equipment manager Brian Patafie have also committed to return to Augusta for the 2011-12 season.
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Hockey's growth in South lands Lynx in Augusta

...what they do. I think it's natural for people, especially in the South, to relate to that." Lynx head trainer Brian Patafie worked for 15 years in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Calgary Flames. While with the Flames four...
Book details Lynx's early years

Friends and co-workers of former Augusta Lynx trainer Brian Patafie brag about his story-telling abilities. Glenn Hall, a former NHL goaltender, slapped him with the nickname "One up...
New-look Lynx prepare for to answer questions

...changes behind the scenes? The Lynx have several new faces in the front office and on the hockey side. Longtime trainer Brian Patafie left for the Ottawa 67s of the major junior Ontario Hockey League. In his place are a pair of new faces - trainer...
Lynx laugh off elimination talk

...edge of equipment technology. Shepherd has requested a new batch, but with the season winding down, Lynx trainer Brian Patafie has been unable to order any new gear. That fact got the creative and comedic juices flowing in Wilkie and Whitwell...
Augusta winger glad to be back

...were as fresh as the day he said goodbye to the Lynx more than two years ago. Thompson's first stop was at trainer Brian Patafie's front door, and it didn't take the two good friends and ruthless practical jokers to get up to speed. "The...
Forward hopes to escape fine by hair

...forward Lance Galbraith is hoping to save himself a C-note. Galbraith said his helmet was being tightened by trainer Brian Patafie prior to Wednesday's game against Pee Dee, which explains why he was without it for the pregame warmup. Skating...
Lynx notebook

...get there," Wilkie said. RALPH UPDATE: Captain Brad Ralph resumed light skating Monday and Tuesday, but trainer Brian Patafie said he is still at least another week away from returning to the lineup. Ralph has been out since late January when...
Augusta visits classroom of an old-school coach in his hand, and he sat there and made the players skate one way around him in circles," recalls Lynx trainer Brian Patafie, who was the Voyageurs' trainer that season. "When he was done with his coffee, he blew his whistle. He had me...