Corey Beer has resigned as head coach of the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to accept 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 the 36-year old 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.
Rock president Ted Gooch said the NOJHL team respects Beer’s decision and wishes him the best, noting that “I would like to thank Corey for all he has done during his time here in Timmins. He has built our team into a solid contender and Corey will truly be missed.”
Beer was in his fourth season as the head coach in Timmins.