St. Catharines, ON – The Niagara IceDogs announced Monday that after eight seasons as assistant coach, Billy Burke has been promoted to become the fifth head coach in team history.
Prior to graduating from Queen’s University, Burke, a graduate of the Barrie Colts, represented the tri-colour for four seasons and captained the Gaels men’s hockey team in his final campaign. While at Queen’s, he also played on the football team for three years becoming the first athlete in over 75 years to play both varsity football and hockey in the same year.
Joining the IceDogs organization prior to the 2009-2010 season as an assistant coach, Burke has excelled in every role he’s been given. In his eight seasons behind the bench, he has helped coach two Eastern Conference Championship winning teams (2012, 2016). Entering his ninth season with the organization as head coach of a promising young team poses a new and exciting chapter in Burke’s career.
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