The Trenton Golden Hawks have taken little time in selecting their new head coach. Marty Abrams was announced Thursday as the new bench boss for his former Highway #33 rival. Abrams says it has a new flavour to it.
He says this is a win win for him and his family.
He spent 16 of the last 18 years with the Dukes, where the 52 year old won two Dudley Hewitt Cup championships.
Earlier this week Abrams shocked the local hockey community, announcing he was resigning as Head Coach and GM of the Wellington Dukes. Abrams says it has been a tough decision.
Frank Robinson, who has served as head scout for the G-Hawks in recent years, will serve as Assistant General Manager.
Todd Reid will serve once again with Abrams as an assistant coach. He helped Abrams and the Dukes with the OJHL title and Dudley Hewitt Cup in 2012-13. A 2nd assistant coach is expected to be named later. Abrams says he will also be local.
As the search for a new coach and g.m. ends in Trenton it begins in Wellington for the first time since 2005. Dukes owner Michael Mulvhill says it’s too early to offer a timeline to find a replacement.
Mulvhill expects interest in the position will be high but said it’s too early to determine if one person will fill the dual role as coach and general manager.
Marty Abrams full interview with Jack Miller is heard below.