Paul Fixter has been fired as head coach of the Sudbury Wolves, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed.
Associate coach David Matsos takes over as interim head coach of the Wolves, who have the Ontario Hockey League’s worst record, a 7-25-2 mark.
Fixter was in his second season as the Wolves bench boss.
Wolves general manager Blaine Smith, in announcing the dismissal of Fixter, said “it was time for a change.
“After showing some improvement in early December our compete level of late has not been good,” added Smith.
The 41-year old Matsos — a former assistant coach with the Windsor Spitfires who played four OHL seasons with the Soo Greyhounds — will be assisted by holdover Bryan Verreault behind the Sudbury bench.