Grieve returning to Winterhawks bench for 2017/18

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks announced Thursday that Head Coach Jim Grieve will return for the 2017/18 W.O.A.A. Sr. Hockey season.

Jim Grieve returns as head coach for 2017/18

A Burgoyne native, Grieve has been involved with the Winterhawks since the inaugural season in 2007/08, also serving as an assistant coach and advisor throughout the years.

Joining Grieve on the bench once again is Assistant Coach Barry Hall, who has agreed to continue in his role with the team.

Grieve will be entering his third season as head coach, he coached the team to a championship in 2011/12, before returning as head coach last season.

Grieve holds a career coaching record of 41-2-1 with the Winterhawks, including guiding the team to an 18-1-1 record and a 1st-place finish in 2016/17.

“Jim is the best coach in the area, we couldn’t be more thrilled that he has agreed to return,” said team president Gord Lamont. “The players buy in, they respect him and they always play hard for him.”

The Winterhawks will open their 11th season in October.

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