Friday, July 30, 2010

Attack Hire New Assistant

Press Release

The Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League is pleased to announce that they have signed Terry Virtue as an Assistant Coach for the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons.

Virtue, who currently resides in Wheeling, West Virginia has most recently served as an Associate Coach of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League handling the defensive operations and special teams. While there in 2008/2009, “Virch” oversaw three defenseman who collected 30+ points and finished 6th in the league in goals against. Under Virtue, the Tri-City Americans were an impressive +193 as a team and held a +86 goal differential.

“Terry’s qualifications as an Assistant/Associate coach in the Western Hockey League are very impressive,” stated Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. “His qualities not only as a coach, but as a former player will reflect very positively on our staff and the guys in the dressing room. Everybody I have spoke to has said the same thing about Terry, ‘he has a competitive side that doesn’t quit’ and that is what we are looking for him to instill in our players.”

The former player was apart of 19 different teams over an 18 year span, tallying over 2800 Penalty Minutes. Virtue will be re-locating his wife Lori and son Braeden to Tara, ON. where he currently has family ties. “This organization has many qualities that appeal to me,” said Virtue. The 40 year old former defenseman went on to say that, “the team has an impressive crop of returning players and there is no reason we should not be competing for an OHL Championship this season.”

The Attack wishes to welcome Terry and his family to the organization.

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