Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dragons Press Release: Barry Wolff Hired as GM / Head Coach

Press Release

The Drumheller Dragons wish to announce the appointment of Barry Wolff as Head Coach and General Manager.

"We're excited to welcome Barry to the Drumheller Dragons; he brings with him a wealth of experience and a record of proven success at the Junior A hockey level," said Dragons Vice-President Rod Knelsen.

Barry's coaching past consists of 16 years in the coaching ranks, with his most recent season serving as Assistant Coach with Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, and as Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager with the Langley Chiefs for the past five seasons. During his time with the Chiefs, Barry and his team won the Coastal Conference Pennant once and were Coastal Conference finalists once.

Before Langley, Barry spent one season as Associate Head Coach with the Surrey Eagles, League Champions of the Coastal Conference Pennant, and winners of the BCHL Fred Page Cup.

Some of Barry's coaching accomplishments include being a finalist for the 2003-2004 NAHL Coach of the Year award, winning the 2002 Gold Cup Bronze Medal, and winning the BCHL Coach of the Year award for the 1997-1998 season.

Barry also had a very successful career as a player which included playing in the Western Hockey League, and two years in the pro ranks including time spent with the Detroit Red Wings organization as a free agent where his career was cut short by injury. Barry also played in the Semi-Pro and College ranks.

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