Colts Extend OHL Coach, Land Their OJHL Bench Boss

Dale Hawerchuk gets four year contract; Greg Johnston is the first Collingwood Colts coach

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Hawerchuk gets four more years

Dale Hawerchuk will continue to set the record books for the Barrie Colts.

The Hall of Famer puts pen to paper with the Major Junior club on a new four year contract, fresh off his 9th season at the helm of the Colts.

He has a record of 304-269-38 in 612 games behind the Barrie bench and has guided the Colts to the postseason in 7 of the 9 campaigns since taking the reins in 2010-2011.

Williamson back in the Colts fold

The man that Hawerchuk replaced as Head Coach is back with the Colts in a different role.

Marty Williamson will take over the role of Senior Advisor to the Director of Hockey Operations.

Williamson, who’s the Head Coach of the Brock Badgers men’s hockey team, served as the bench boss of the Barrie Colts from 2004-2010.

Marty Williamson

Collingwood Colts staff taking shape

Owner and Team President Dave Steele rolls out his hockey staff for the inaugural season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Barrie’s own Greg Johnston will be the Head Coach. Nick Rica will serve as an Assistant Coach. Dermot Anderson comes over from the Aurora Tigers to be the team’s General Manager.

Johnston served as the Head man for the Barrie AAA Colts Minor Bantam team while Rica comes to the Junior ‘A’ squad having served on the North Central Predators.