Sudbury Wolves — who finished last in the 20-team Ontario Hockey League in 2014-2015 — have a new associate coach in place to work alongside headmaster David Matsos.
The well-travelled Drake Berehowsky — a former OHL and National Hockey League defenceman of note — has been hired as the top assistant to the 41-year old Matsos, who just signed a new multi-year contract with the Wolves.
Over the past eight seasons, the 43-year old Berehowsky has coached at various levels and most recently was the head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League. He also has previous experience as an OHL assistant with the Barrie Colts.
As a high-scoring defenceman during his OHL playing days, Berehowsky was a standout with the erstwhile North Bay Centennials.
In bringing aboard Berehowsky as his right-hand man, Matsos noted that, “it was very important for us to hire an associate coach who can teach our young defensemen and help us find ways to cut down on our goals against.
“As a former NHL defenceman, Drake has some excellent ideas on ways of improving our power play and generating offense from the back-end. Drake is an innovator and he uses video and hockey analytics effectively,” Matsos added.