ECHL: Witchita Thunder Extends Head Coach Bruce Ramsay

The Witchita Thunder announced on Friday that they have extended Head Coach Bruce Ramsay for the next two years. Ramsay just finished his fourth year behind the Thunder bench, and he led the team to a 125-122-32 record over that time. During the 2020-21 season, Ramsay helped develop three NHLers, Sturt Skinner, Bobby McMann, and Vincent Desharnais, as well as being named Coach Of The Year in the ECHL. The 2020-21 season was the only season that the Thunder made the playoffs, where they lost in the quarter-finals. This past season, Ramsay picked up his 500th win and his 1,000th game. The Ontario native has also spent time with the Tulsa Oilers and spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Grand Rapids Griffins. In a press release from the Thunder, Ramsay said, “I’m excited to be back with the Thunder,” commented Ramsay. “We had a good year this past season, but it was disappointing to get so close and come up one point short of reaching our goal to get into the playoffs. We made great strides from the year before and I was proud of our group for how they competed and battled down the stretch. I’m excited to get this team back to where it needs to be and make a run in the postseason. Wichita feels like home to me. I love the city and the fans. Thank you to Joel and the ownership group for believing in me and we’re already hard at work for the coming season.”  

Armand Klisivitch

Armand Klisivitch. Senior Editor/ECHL Manager at Inside The Rink

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