The Sudbury Wolves have begun the search for a new full-time assistant coach as Wolves’ assistant coach Jeff Beukeboom has accepted a coaching position with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
The Whale is the affiliate team of the NHL’s New York Rangers.
Beukeboom started his tenure as the Wolves’ assistant coach in 2009-10 season and worked under head coach Mike Foligno. During the last two years, Beukeboom served under Wolves’ head coach Trent Cull. Beukeboom will leave for Hartford, Connecticut this month in preparation for the beginning of the AHL season.
“The Sudbury Wolves would like to wish Jeff and his family all the best in their new hockey venture in Hartford,” Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith said. “The OHL continues to be a prime source for developing and supplying professional players and coaches for the next level. We are pleased to see Jeff make the jump up to pro hockey after just three seasons with our organization.”
“Jeff is an outstanding person and a very hard-worker. He is highly respected by everyone," Smith added. "Jeff has helped lead our organization over the past three years and he has been instrumental in the development of our players and, in particular, our defencemen including NHL-drafted rear guards Frankie Corrado (Vancouver Canucks) and Justin Sefton (San Jose Sharks).”
“Jeff has been a pleasure to work with, and I felt that we worked extremely well together,” Cull said. “I will miss working with him and the players and I will miss his knowledge and expertise. I am also excited for Jeff and I’m glad to see him rewarded for all of his hard work with the Sudbury Wolves.”
Cull will now begin the search for a new assistant coach to replace Beukeboom in the days and weeks ahead. Qualified coaches interested in this position should email their resume to the Sudbury Wolves Hockey club at [email protected] and to the attention of: Sudbury Wolves Head Coach Trent Cull.
Assistant coach applications will be accepted until July 31.
Posted by Arron Pickard