Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League are going to a Plan B of sorts as they look for a new head coach.
Multiple sources have told Hockey News North that Frontenacs president of hockey operations Doug Gilmour offered the position to former Oshawa Generals bench boss Bobby Jones. Jones, though, opted to take a pro job as assistant coach with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, as was first reported by Hockey News North earlier this week.
Now, according to the Kingston Whig-Standard, Frontenacs assistant coach Kurtis Foster is believed to be a top candidate to take over as head coach from Jay Varady, who recently departed the OHL team after one year to become head coach of the AHL’s Tuscon Roadrunners.
Varady led the Frontenacs into the Eastern Conference finals this spring before Kingston was upended by the eventual OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs.