Sens turn to OHL to fill coaching roster
BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
OTTAWA - The Senators have reached out to the Ontario Hockey League to complete their coaching staff.
Former Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors coach Dave Cameron couldn’t beat Owen Sound in the OHL final, now he’ll join Attack coach Mark Reeds in Ottawa after both were confirmed as assistants to new head coach Paul MacLean Thursday.
While Cameron told the St. Mike’s awards banquet he was leaving Mississauga for Ottawa last Saturday, Reeds, whose candidacy was first reported by the Sun, is a former teammate of MacLean’s from their playing days in Peoria of the old International Hockey League.
Cameron, 52, who was passed up for the Ottawa head coaching job in favour of MacLean by GM Bryan Murray, spent the past four seasons behind the Mississauga bench and also lost in the final of the Memorial Cup.
As for Reeds, 51, he also spent four years behind the Attack’s bench. He was the 2010-11 coach-of-the-year. He played in 365 NHL games in his career, which included stops with the St. Louis Blues and Hartford Whalers.
Part-time assistant Luke Richardson will return while goalie coach Rick Walmsley is back for his second season along with conditioning coach Chris Schwarz. That means the club has its coaching staff in place for next year.