|WOODWARD PROMOTED BY DUKES|
|July 5, 2017 « Back « Previous Next »|
The Wellington Dukes, proud member of the Ontario Junior Hockey League(OJHL), is pleased to announce Ryan Woodward as interim General Manager and Head Coach of the team.
The Picton, Ontario native started his junior playing career with his hometown Picton Pirates and helped them capture their first Empire playoff championship in 1999. The next year he cracked the Dukes line-up where he starred for 4 years finishing with the teams first Buckland Cup and Dudley Hewitt Cup in 2003. He then attended Oswego State for four years culminating with the schools first ever NCAA Championship in 2007.
Moving behind the bench, Ryan coached the Picton Pirates to their first Schmalz Cup (All-Ontario Junior C) Championship in 2013, The past two seasons he has been back with the Dukes, first as an assistant coach and then last season as the assistant General Manager as well as the Associate Coach.
The Dukes are preparing for camp next month and could have as many as 13 players back from last season as they compete in the tough East Division of the OJHL.