FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John product and former Fort St. John Huskies player Scott Ford has been called up from the Milwaukee Admirals to help coach the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators have been battling with COVID-19 protocols with six players and four coaches being placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list.

Ford has been an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League since the 2015-2016 season. Before that, he played 11 seasons of professional hockey, including more than five seasons with the Admirals.

Before he became a pro, Ford played four years for the Brown Bears in the NCAA, winning an award in 2003-2004 for the Best Defensive Defenseman in the ECAC conference.

The Predators are at home against the Colorado Avalanche tonight. They’ll head to Chicago for a game Friday night, followed by a Sunday afternoon game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Predators have a 17-10-1 record, good enough for 12th place in the NHL.

Adam Reaburn is the owner of Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca. Adam has been working in broadcasting for over 20 years. Adam and his wife Tammy have lived in Fort St. John for over 18 years.