Jason McCrimmon of the expansion Motor City Monarchs has been named Midwest Jr. Hockey League Coach of the Year.
The award was voted on by the league’s seven head coaches.
McCrimmon piloted the Monarchs to a second-place finish during the regular season with a record of 33-13-0.
Motor City owner-general manager Mark Gilman said McCrimmon’s accomplishments behind the bench were second to none.
“There wouldn’t be a Monarchs team without Jason McCrimmon,” said Gilman. “We wouldn’t have the success we’ve had this year without Jason McCrimmon, who is bar none the best game and development coach in junior hockey. I’m glad he finally had his own platform this season to help him prove it to those who may have doubted him. I never did.”
McCrimmon was a co-head coach in 2013-2014 with the Detroit Fighting Irish, guiding that MWJHL team to a third-place finish and a playoff berth.