Longtime Barrie Colts coach Dale Hawerchuk is back in his fight against cancer, says son Eric

Hawerchuk was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2019

Former NHL star and longtime coach of the Barrie Colts, Dale Hawerchuk, is battling cancer again.

His son Eric tweeted Sunday morning that “My dad is back in his fight against cancer due to a resurgence of this terrible disease. We are praying for him and he will continue to fight hard.”

Hawerchuk stepped away from behind the Colts bench at the start of the 2019-2020 season, with the family later announcing the Hall of Fame centre had been diagnosed with stomach cancer in August.

In April of this year, the 57-year-old Hawerchuk completed his final round of chemotherapy at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

Hawerchuk is hockey legend in Winnipeg where he played for the Jets for nine seasons.