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Rivermen's O'Rourke resigns

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Steve O'Rourke has resigned as head coach and general manager of the Langley Rivermen for personal reasons.

"I would like to thank the Henderson family for the opportunity and the fans in Langley for their support and I wish them well," he said in a brief press release issued Friday afternoon.

This was his first season with the junior A Rivermen.

The team struggled to a 19-35-1-5 record and 44 points with a roster largely inexperienced at the BCHL level.

Langley finished seventh in the eight-team Coastal Conference.

Prior to joining the Rivermen, O'Rourke spent two seasons with the American Hockey League's Abbotsford Heat as an assistant.

Bobby Henderson will take over as the Rivermen's head coach and general manager while Jordan Emmerson will be the associate head coach.

Both were Rivermen assistant coaches last season.

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