The Sudbury Wolves have made it official…Greater Sudbury native Craig Duncanson is the hockey club’s new Head Coach.

Duncanson spoke to the media at a live press conference held this morning at M.I.C in Sudbury.

Craig will be joined by Associate Coaches, Zack Stortini and Darryl Moxam behind the bench.

Duncanson started his coaching career with the Laurentian Voyageurs shortly after finishing his professional playing career.

After a short stint with Laurentian, Craig pursued coaching opportunities with the Sudbury Wolves Minor Midget AAA, Nickel City Sons U16 AAA, NOHA All-Stars, and Team NOHA.

Craig then returned to the Voyageurs in 2013, where he would serve as Head Coach for the next seven seasons. He also represented Canada as assistant coach leading his team to a Bronze Medal win over the Czech Republic during the 2017 Winter Universiade Games (University Olympics).

Duncanson played 136 regular season games with the Wolves between 1983 and 1986, recording 85 goals and 83 assists for 168 points. As a natural leader, he would become captain of the Wolves for the 1984-85 season. He then played with the Cornwall Royals from 1986 to 1987, tallying 148 points (53G, 95A) in 92 games, finishing his OHL career with 316 points (138G, 178A) and 585 penalty minutes in 228 games played.

Craig was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings 9th overall in the first round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Craig’s professional career would carry over for 12 seasons between the NHL, AHL, and IHL.

Most of his career was spent with the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and New Haven Nighthawks (AHL) from 1985-90 before playing in the Winnipeg Jets system from 1990-92, and the New York Rangers system from 1992-95.

Duncanson then shifted to the IHL for 3 seasons from 1995-97, playing for the Orlando Solar Bears, Fort Wayne Komets, and Cincinnati Cyclones.

Duncanson will lead the Sudbury Wolves back into OHL play when the Wolves open the 2021-22 season at home against Peterborough on October 8th.


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