New coach in Kirkland Lake


Randy Russon
By
May 21, 2019

Trevor Ritchie has been hired as the new head coach of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Ritchie spent the latter portion of the 2018-2019 season as coach and general manager of the Elliot Lake Wildcats after Corey Bricknell departed the NOJHL team for a pro job in Hungary.

With Ritchie at the helm, Elliot Lake finished a distant fifth in the six-team West Division of the NOJHL and then lost in the preliminary round of the playoffs.

Kirkland Lake has been searching for a new hockey boss since parting ways with Ryan Wood after a 2018-2019 season in which the Gold Miners finished in second place in the East Division before losing in the semi-finals of the playoffs.



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