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Estevan Bears, coach Ryan Pilon, reach contract extension

Pilon is in his second year with the club.
Ryan Pilon of the Estevan U18 AAA Bears.

ESTEVAN - Ryan Pilon will be sticking around as the head coach of the Estevan Great North U18 AAA Bears.

The Bears announced on their social media accounts on Monday that they have signed Pilon to a multi-year contract extension.

Pilon is in his second season with the club. After a 10th place finish in 2022-23, Pilon has guided the Bears to their best season in their three full seasons. 

They currently sit in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League standings with a 17-18-7 record and 41 points, with two games to play. They are three points clear of the ninth place Saskatoon Contacts, who also have two games remaining.