Kings announce head coaches for 2016-17

Thunder Bay Kings Hockey

Thunder Bay Kings HockeyTHUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Kings board of directors have announced the names of those who will serve as head coaches for each of their four teams for the 2016-17 season.

Back at the helm for a second campaign of the major midget, under-18 side will be Rob Degagne.

Moving up to take the reins of the minor midget, under-16 Kings will be Omer Belisle, who will guide the bantams into the all-Ontario championship next week in Rockland, Ont.

The current peewee bench boss, Ed Atwill, will also move up a level and take over the bantams next season.

Stepping in as the new head coach of the peewees in 2016-17 will be former Lakehead University Thunderwolves standout netminder Chris Whitley.

This year’s edition of the peewee Kings will travel to Sudbury for the provincial championship April 4-8.

Both of the Kings midget clubs will once again compete in the North American Prospects Hockey League in 2016-17.

The Kings will also host two Showcase tournaments in December as well as February of next year at Fort William First Nation Arena.

For more information on those event as well as tryout times for the respective Kings’ teams for next season, visit their website at