The Timmins Rock have officially found their new bench boss.

Ryan Woodward will be taking over as head coach of the Rock for the 2017-2018 season.

A press conference will be held on Thursday May 4th at Boston Pizza at 5:30pm where Ryan Woodward will be answering questions. All are welcome to come out, say hi and meet the new Timmins Rock head coach.

Woodward has quite a bit of hockey experience behind the bench and in the office:

  • Associate coach and assistant General Manager – Wellington Dukes Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club
  • Head Coach and General Manager – Picton Pirates Junior ‘C’ Hockey Club
  • Graduate Assistant Coach – Oswego State University

As a player, Woodward had a very junior and NCAA career. He played Junior C hockey for the Picton Pirates in 1998-1999 where they were Empire B League Champions in 1999 and Woodward was named Rookie of the Year.

From there he moved on to play Junio A hockey for the Wellington Dukes from 2000-2003. In 2003 Woodward and the Dukes were the Dudley Hewitt Cup Central Canada Champions and Royal Bank Cup National Semi-Finalists. In that year Woodward was team captain, named the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A Player of the Year and became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

After a very successful Junior level career, he moved on to play NCAA Division III hockey from 2003-2007 for Oswego State University. In 2006 Woodward was named NCAA All-American and the State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Then in 2007 was team captain as Oswego State University were the NCAA Division III National Champions.