Scott McCrory to be named coach of the Wellington Dukes, Woodward to be named General Manager
On Wednesday morning, the Wellington Dukes intend to announce that Scott McCrory, currently Chair of the Board of Governors of the OJHL, has been appointed as the new coach of the OJHL team, at a news conference at the Wellington District Community Centre at 11 am. Ryan Woodward will be named general manager. Kyle Hawkins-Schulz will remain as assistant coach while former Whitby Fury assistant, Ryan Kitchen will join the Dukes coaching staff as an assistant coach. Don Cotton will manage scouting operations.
Dukes owner Michael Mulvihill said the addition of McCrory—former coach of the Whitby Fury—brings a long and accomplished hockey resume to Wellington.
“Scott is an OHL legend,” said Mulvihill to the Times, “leading the Oshawa Generals to an OHL championship in 1986-87 season with 150 points in 55 regular season games and 37 points in 24 playoff games.”
McCrory played professional hockey in the AHL for four years, five in the IHL and seven years in Europe.
“He brings a tremendous amount of credibility in the hockey world,” said Mulvihill. “He was responsible for the forming of the OJHL Foundation—an league organization that seeks to help former or existing OJHL players who may be struggling in their personal lives.”
Mulvihill declined to comment on reports that he is in discussions to sell all or a part of the Dukes’ franchise.