The Guelph Hurricanes Hockey Club, are pleased to announce the signing of their new head coach Adam Wallace.
Wallace comes to the Hurricanes with an outstanding background in leadership and winning tradition. A successful Junior hockey playing career began in 2006-07 with the Woodstock Navy Vets. A season later Wallace moved on to the Leamington Flyers before advancing to the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. During his time with Windsor he won back-to-back Memorial Cups in 2009 and 2010.
His coaching career began where he starting playing, in Woodstock, as an assistant coach in 2011-12 before being promoted to head coach in 2013. He would guild the Navy Vets for three seasons posting a regular season record of 43-71-6.
After the 2014-15 season Wallace was named Midwestern Junior Hockey League Coach of the Year. Woodstock would finish 21-19-0 and a playoff berth just one year after a five-victory season.
In 2016 Wallace joined the Cambridge Winter Hawks as an associate coach helping the team increase their season point total by 35 points.
Wallace’s passion was to be a head coach in the GOJHL and was the first to apply amongst the many applicants the Hurricanes received. His leadership skills and determination to not only improve our team, but also himself was evident at his first interview. He is an impressive young man who has already put a bounce in the step of everyone in our organization. We believe Adam’s passion for the game will be absorbed by our players as well.
Adam and his wife Catherine currently reside in Woodstock. His hockey bloodlines run deep as his father Bill has been involved in Minor and Junior hockey for a number of years, currently serving as GM of the Woodstock Navy Vets. Bill and Adam have been supported in their hockey endeavours by their proud wife and mother Meg.