Timmins Rock president Ted Gooch has told Hockey News North that the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team will not hire a new head coach until after the 2020-2021 season.
Gooch confirmed that in the wake of today’s resignation of Corey Beer, who was in his fourth season as bench boss of the NOJHL team.
“The assistant coaches will take the helm and continue to coach the same systems Corey had previously implemented,” Gooch relayed to Hockey News North.
“We will be posting the job opportunity and evaluating all candidates. We will not be filling the position until after the hockey season ends,” Gooch confirmed.
James Daschuk, Sean Lee and Marc Brisson are listed as the assistant coaches for Timmins who have served under Beer.
As well, Brandon Perry, who is the head coach of the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League, has helped out Beer on occasion with the NOJHL Rock.
As Hockey News North reported earlier today, the 36-year old Beer announced his resignation as the bench boss of the NOJHL Rock.
Beer has accepted a position with the Okanagan Hockey Group.
The move to the Whitby, Ontario-based academy will allow Beer to be closer to his family. Beer and his girlfriend are expecting their first child.
With Beer at the helm, Timmins posted a 42-11-3 record during the 2019-2020 regular season.
And the bright young coach has the Rock on top of the NOJHL standings with a 9-3-0 mark with play poised to resume on the COVID-19 affected 2020-2021 campaign.