Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lumberjacks: Ron Watkins Named New Head Coach

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks are bringing back a familiar face to be the team's new head coach. Ron Watkins was an assistant coach with the Junior 'A' club from 2009 until 2011. Now, he's back in town, bringing close to 20 years of coaching experience with him. Watkins resume includes head coaching stints with the Halifax Major Midgets, Canada Games men's and women's squads, and team Atlantic at the under-17 World Championship. He's also served as a scout for University and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Doug Petrie has been named an assistant coach while Devan Naugler will be a video coach.