HAMILTON BULLDOGS FIRE ASSISTANT COACH RON WILSON

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Hamilton Bulldogs, Hockey-General News

Bulldogs Fire Assistant Coach Ron Wilson

Don’t know what to make of this.  Tuesday, Sylvain Lefebvre, head coach of the worst team in the American Hockey League, fired assistant coach Ron Wilson because of a “difference in philosophy”.

Anyone who has watched the Bulldogs with any regularity this season will tell you the team is an on-ice organizational mess.  Some of the team failures might be blamed on the fact that they were using six twenty year olds and ten rookie pros on a nightly basis.   There were also those lengthy injuries to Blake Geoffrion, Aaron Palushaj and Louis Leblanc.  But the team seems to lack a direction, which has to be the fault of the coaching staff, and the can has been tied to Wilson.   Wilson had been a Bulldogs assistant for nine seasons over two separate stints.  He was originally drafted by the Canadiens and played 48 games with the team late in his career.

If you find some deja vu in this, you might be right.  Remember the Perry Pearn firing last season?

More on the Wilson firing from the Hamilton Spectator  here.

 

RON WILSON RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES AS ASSISTANT COACH

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
01/22/2013 2:50 PM -The Hamilton Bulldogs announced today that Ron Wilson has been relieved of his duties as assistant coach of the hockey club.“I met with Ron earlier today and notified him that he was relieved of his duties.  This was a difficult decision to make, but due to a difference in philosophy, we felt it was best to part ways.  Ron has spent several years with the organization and we thank him for his loyalty and hard work and wish him the best of luck with his career in professional hockey.” said Hamilton Bulldogs Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre.Wilson, 56, was in his ninth season with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2003-2009, 2011-2013).

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