Hockey: Windsor stays local for new coach

Windsor has apparently gone for the same kind of coach that Carleton and Manitoba have turned to get their hockey programs going.

Kevin Hamlin, hired yesterday, is a first-timer at the CIS level, but he's won in Junior B and C and at the OCAA level with the St. Clair Saints. Some would say his St. Clair teams' dominance -- you might remember the stories about a year ago about the school trying to see if it could join NCAA Division 3 for hockey -- were a big factor in many Ontario colleges dropping hockey as a varsity sport.

That gives the impression that Hamlin has some recruiting mojo, somewhat like former provincial Junior A coaches Fred Parker and Don MacGillivray do at the above-mentioned schools.

The Lancers are coming off a dreadful season, 13 points from 28 games, which was dead last in the OUA. A playoff spot isn't easy to come by in the competitive western half of the league, but if the Lancers are pushing for top spot in 2009-10, you'll know why.

Thanks to Greg Layson, the Big Man on Campus, for the link.

Hamlin heads to Lancers (Jim Parker, Windsor Star)
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