In a surprise move, the Oshawa Generals have parted ways with head coach Todd Miller.
The team made the announcement on Saturday, just two days before tonight’s outdoor game in Hamilton against the Bulldogs in just the fourth ever Ontario Hockey League outdoor game.
“We feel our team is underperforming right now,” said General Manager Roger Hunt. “We all think the group can benefit from a different voice down in the room.”
Assistant coaches Kurtis Foster and Mike Hedden will both be stepping forward and taking over the role for the remainder of the 2021/2022 season.
The Generals snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-4 overtime win before 5,163 fans at the Tribute Communities Center Sunday night. The Generals never lead until Ty Tullio tied the game with 11.6 seconds left and David Jesus scored 3:51 into overtime. It marked the Petes’ seventh straight loss in Oshawa.
This was Miller’s first season as head coach with the Generals. He had previous experience behind an Ontario Hockey League bench, having spent nearly a decade as an assistant with late Oshawa hockey legend Dale Hawerchuk with the Barrie Colts. Miller took over the Colts when Hawerchuk died. Miller was then hired by the Generals in July 2021.
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