This guy is no stranger to junior hockey.
Brian Drumm, who first played in the Ontario Hockey League as a 14-year old and went on to skate in 253 regular-season games with the Oshawa Generals and Peterborough Petes, has joined the coaching staff of the Colborne Cramahe Hawks of the new Canadian International Hockey League as director of player development.
The 57-year old Drumm has also coached in the OHL.
He spent two seasons as a head coach in Peterborough and was also an assistant with both the Petes and Oshawa.
As Peterborough’s head coach in 1996-1997, Drumm led the Petes to a regular-season record of 39-25-2 and through two rounds of the playoffs.
Drumm has also coached with success in the Ontario Jr. Hockey League with both the Cobourg Cougars and Port Hope Predators.
“We are now a better team with the addition of Brian,” said Colborne coach-general manager Mike Jeschke. “Player development and getting the most out of a player’s ability has been the hallmark of Brian’s coaching career. On a personal level, I am very excited to have my mentor join our staff.”
Colborne is one of eight Ontario-based junior teams set to begin play in the CIHL in 2014-2015.
The others are Central Ontario HTI Stars, Collingwood Ice, Milton Battle Arts Cobras, Batchewana Attack, Espanola Rivermen, Sudbury Royals and St. Charles Spirit.