Savannah Ghost Pirates Fire Head Coach Rick Bennett

Savannah Ghost Pirates Rick Bennett
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The Savannah Ghost Pirates have announced that they have fired Head Coach Rick Bennett. The Ghost Pirates are last in the South Division with a 14-22-4-1 record and sit in 27th place in the ECHL this season. Savannah also finished last season last in the South, going 28-34-9-1. This isn’t a surprising move for a Ghost Pirates team that was looking to climb out of the basement after last season’s performance.

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Taking over for the Ghost Pirates is Alex Loh, who will hold the Interm Head Coach Tag; Loh was the team’s assistant coach for the past two seasons after spending three seasons as the Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations of the Adirondack Thunder. Adirondack only made the playoffs in one of those three seasons, but one of those years under Loh was the COVID year where the Kelly Cup Playoffs would be canceled. This is a smart move for the Ghost Pirates as they replace Bennett with someone who has previous head coaching in the league. Assistant coach Nick Tuzzolino remains as he is now the lone assistant coach on the Ghost Pirates Bench.

Savannah is the second team this week to fire their head coach after the Reading Royals fired James Henry

Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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