Brampton Battalion Head Coach Stan Butler earned win number 500 of his OHL career Sunday afternoon at home with a 3-1 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Butler becomes just the seventh coach in OHL history to win 500 games following Brian Kilrea (1,193), Bert Templeton (907), Larry Mavety (658), Dick Todd (558), Peter DeBoer (539), and George Burnett (509) who accomplished the feat earlier this season.
Last season Butler became the fourth OHL coach to reach the 1000 game milestone following Mavety (1,458 games), Templeton (1,735 games), and Kilrea (2,156 games), with Burnett reaching career game number 1000 this season.
Butler began his OHL coaching career in 1994 with the Oshawa Generals where he served behind the bench for two seasons before heading west to Prince George for one season with the WHL’s Cougars. He returned to the OHL in 1998 and began coaching the Battalion in their inaugural season. He has remained the only coach in franchise history now in his 14th season with the Battalion, leading the Troops to an Eastern Conference title in 2009.
The OHL would like to congratulate Stan Butler on this milestone achievement.