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Canucks extend contract for head coach of AHL affiliate Moose

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Arniel has been rewarded for guiding the Manitoba Moose to their most successful season in franchise history.

The Vancouver Canucks, Manitoba’s parent club, gave Arniel a three-year contract extension Monday.

“Scott has done an outstanding job with our top prospects that are playing in Winnipeg,” Canucks GM Mike Gillis said in a release. “He and his staff prepare our young players for the challenges of the NHL and we are thrilled that he will continue to teach and develop future Canucks this upcoming season.”

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The Moose made it to the Calder Cup final after finishing first overall in the AHL with a record of 50-23-1-6 last season.

Arniel was subsequently named the league’s coach of the year.

In 2008-09, the Moose set a number franchise records, including the most regular-season wins (50) and the most road wins (25), while tying the franchise mark for the most home wins in one season (25).