Owen Sound fires former Oshawa Generals coach Greg Walters

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Published October 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Greg Walters

Former Oshawa Generals coach Greg Walters has been fired as the bench boss of the Owen Sound Attack.

Attack General Manager Dale DeGray, who played in 153 NHL games after three seasons for the Generals in the early 1980s, announced Monday that Walters had been relieved of his duties despite a 71-56-16 record in just over two seasons with the Attack, who currently hold the fourth seed in the Western Conference.

Assistant coaches Darren Rumble and Sean Teakle will handle coaching duties for the foreseeable future, DeGray said.

“Greg has been a big part of the organization for the past few years and the development of a lot of good young players,” he said. “Making a coaching change is always a hard decision, but ultimately, our vision for how we best maximize our current roster is not aligned and I feel it was best for the organization that we make a change.  We wish Greg the best in his future endeavours.”

Walters coached the Oshawa Generals prior to the pandemic and assembled a 75-40-15 record in two seasons but was let go in 2021 after he and the club could not agree on a new contract.

The former Toronto Maple Leafs prospect who spent 11 years carving out a career as a player in the minor leagues, arrived in Oshawa in 2018 after a successful eight-year run with the Tier 2 Junior A Georgetown Raiders that included the club’s first league championship.

In his only playoff season with the Generals he led the team to the conference finals.

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