Emanuel Viveiros

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Emanuel Viveiros
Born (1966-01-08) January 8, 1966 (age 51)
St. Albert, Alberta, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
EC VSV
EHC Lustenau
Schwenninger Wild Wings
EC Graz
Weiner EV
EC KAC
National team  Austria
Playing career 1986–2007

Emanuel "Manny" Viveiros (born January 8, 1966 in St. Albert, Alberta) is a retired Canadian-Austrian professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the WHL's Swift Current Broncos.

Playing career[edit]

A native of St. Albert, Alberta, Viveiros played for the St. Albert Saints and the Prince Albert Raiders in the early- and mid-1980s.

He played 29 games in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars. He won the Calder Cup in the American Hockey League in 1991 with the Springfield Indians. The year after that he signed with the EC VSV in Austria, where he won the national championship in 1992 and 1993.

After four seasons with VSV, Viveiros moved through several teams in Austrian, Italian and German leagues, until settling in with Austrian Klagenfurter AC in 2000, winning two more national championships in 2001 and 2004. Viveiros played in parts of 7 seasons for KAC.

Viveiros also obtained Austrian citizenship and played as part of the Austrian national team in 2005.

Coaching career[edit]

He switched to coaching after retiring early into the 2006-07 season due to a back injury and took over head coaching duties at Klagenfurter AC for the 2007-08 campaign. He guided the team to a national championship as a coach in 2009 and to the finals in 2011. However, after a disappointing 2011-12 season Viveiros was removed from his position as head coach, but then was named sports director of the club.

He coached the Austrian national team for three years that included the participation at the 2014 Olympic Games. He did not have his contract renewed in April 2014.[1]

In 2014, he joined the coaching staff of German team ERC Ingolstadt as an assistant, working under Larry Huras. ERC reached the finals of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga that season. Viveiros was promoted to head coach for the following campaign.[2] He was sacked on November 14, 2015, after his team had collected only 17 points from 18 games.[3]

On July 21, 2016 Viveiros was announced as head coach for the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ GmbH., AHVV Verlags. "Trotz Aufstieg zur A-WM: Manny Viveiros ist nicht mehr Eishockey-Teamchef". Heute. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  2. ^ Sport1.de. "DEL: Manny Viveiros neuer Trainer bei Vizemeister ERC Ingolstadt". Sport1.de (in German). Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  3. ^ "ERC beurlaubt Emanuel Viveiros". erc-ingolstadt.de. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Broncos Name Emanuel Viveiros Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel – Swift Current Broncos". scbroncos.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10.