Wednesday, August 24, 2011

OHL Announces Darrell Woodley as Director of Central Scouting

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Darrell Woodley is the new Director of OHL Central Scouting effective immediately.

Woodley, a 34-year-old native of Kitchener, ON, has spent the past nine seasons working with the Barrie Colts Hockey Club. He takes over for Rob Kitamura who accepted an Amateur Scout position with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning in June.

“I am really looking forward to the challenge and am excited for the opportunity to work in this league by assisting the 20 member clubs, their management, and scouting staffs,” said Woodley. “I would like to thank the Barrie Colts for all of their support throughout my years as both a player and as a member of their staff.”

Woodley played three OHL seasons from 1994-97 beginning his career with the Oshawa Generals before playing his final two seasons in a Colts uniform. Following one season of professional hockey, Woodley continued his education pursuing a diploma in Business Administration Management Studies at Conestoga College where he graduated in 2002. Prior to joining the Colts for the 2002-03 season, Woodley also coached minor hockey in the Cambridge Hawks AAA program at the Minor and Major Bantam levels. In the Colts’ front office, he served two seasons as a Skills Development Coordinator followed by two seasons behind the bench as an Assistant Coach. He spent the last five seasons as Director of Player Personnel coordinating and overseeing all aspects of their scouting department.

The OHL Exhibition Schedule begins on Friday September 2, 2011, when the London Knights host the Sarnia Sting, while Regular Season play commences Wednesday September 21, 2011, when the defending champion Owen Sound Attack host the Plymouth Whalers.

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