Adam Wallace named head coach of Hurricanes

GUELPH – The Guelph Hurricanes have selected Adam Wallace as their new coach.

Wallace replaces the tandem of Jeff Reid and Mike Down who were co-coaches last season when the Canes finished seventh in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Midwestern Conference with a 14-33-2-1 record. Both remain with the team.

Wallace joins the Canes after a season as an associate coach with the Cambridge Winter Hawks that finished fifth in the Midwestern Conference at 29-19-0-2, an improvement of 30 points.

Wallace’s coaching career began in the 2011-12 season when he was an assistant coach of his hometown Woodstock Navy Vets of the Niagara and District Junior C Hockey League, now the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Doherty Division. He was named Woodstock’s head coach for the 2013-14 season, a position he held for three years. He was the Niagara and District Junior C League’s coach of the year in 2014-15.

Prior to his coaching career, Wallace was a defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires during their Memorial Cup 2008-9 and 2009-10 seasons. He had seven goals, five assists and 354 penalty minutes in 121 games with the Spitfires.

He also played junior C hockey with Woodstock, junior B with the Leamington Flyers and St. Thomas Stars and senior with the Tillsonburg Thunder.

Wallace will be at the Gryphon Centre for the Canes’ evaluation camp June 10 and 11.

  • Guelph Sports Journal