The Owen Sound Attack could hardly have done better at adding a coach that can win in one of major junior hockey's markets. With the summertime coaching carousel winding down, the Attack, who recently lost Greg Ireland to Alder Mannheim of Germany, have landed former Memorial Cup-winning coach Ryan McGill, late of the Kootenay Ice.
Hiring McGill, whose second tour as Ice coach ended in April when it was disclosed that his contract would not be renewed, seems like a very good get for Attack GM Dale DeGray. Ireland's departure for Germany came rather late in the game, after many prospective head coaching candidates with experience in the Ontario Hockey League had found new jobs. McGill was still available, so he will be coming from one of the WHL's tiniest centres to what is by far the OHL's tiniest.
To get a head coach of Ryan’s calibre, in the time frame we were working under is unbelievable,” DeGray stated in a release. “Ryan brings with him a wealth of experience and success, bothRead More »from Owen Sound Attack hire Ryan McGill, former Memorial Cup-winning coach