BOC hires Rhinos coach as new Kaliseum director

Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

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Krzysztof Oliwa

KALKASKA – Krzysztof Oliwa, a former NHL player and owner/coach of the Kalkaska Rhinos Junior “A” Hockey team, has added yet another title before his name.

The Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted, 7-0, to hire Oliwa, the only Polish-born NHL player to have won the Stanley Cup, as the next director of the Kaliseum Recreation Complex at a special meeting that lasted a little more than a half hour on May 19. The vote followed another special meeting on May 15, at which commissioners interviewed four candidates for the vacancy.

District No. 3 Commissioner Kohn Fisher said he believes Oliwa was the obvious choice to take over management duties at the county-owned recreation facility.

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