Monday, October 22, 2018

Smith relieved of duties

Jason Smith
Kelowna Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton has announced that the Rockets have released head coach Jason Smith of his duties as of Monday Oct. 22, 2018.

“Any time you let someone go that is the quality of Jason Smith it’s very tough, however the success of our hockey club ultimately falls with myself and I feel at this time we need to go in a different direction. Jason is just a wonderful person and we want to thank him for his time here,” said Hamilton.

Smith was hired by the Rockets in the summer of 2016 and completed two full years as head coach. In 2016-17 the team had a 45-22-5-0 record while last season saw the Rockets go 43-22-5-2.

This year the club is off to a 4-10-0-0 start. 
The next hire will be the fourth head coach in the last six seasons.

1 comment:

gk said...

Its definitely been a revolving door of coaches the last few seasons. I wonder if Bruce is bringing back Mark Habsheid for the cup run next season? Just saying!!!