Corey Beer has been hired as the new head coach of the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, team president Ted Gooch has confirmed.
Beer has spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach with the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Cobourg recently won the prestigious Royal Bank Cup.
As the new head coach in Timmins, Beer takes over from retired NOJHL icon Paul Gagne.
“Corey comes with a great record with the Cougars including a regular season penalty kill percentage of 89.3% last season which was ranked number 1 in the OJHL,” Gooch pointed out.
Beer will work in tandem with newly-hired Timmins general manager Kevin Peever in recruiting and assembling the Rock roster for the 2017-2018 NOJHL season.