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FLAMES LIKELY TO KEEP HEAD COACH FOR 2020-21 SEASON

According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Calgary Flames are likely to keep Geoff Ward for the 2020-21 NHL season, ultimately removing the interim tag and making him the head coach.



“Word is beginning to seep out that it’s trending towards Geoff Ward returning as the head coach of the team for next season.” Friedman mentioned during Saturday Headlines last night on Hockey Night in Canada. Friedman also said that the Flames have no comment on the matter at the moment.



Ward, 58, was named interim head coach on November 29th 2019 after former head coach Bill Peters resigned following an investigation regarding accusations of racism and assault during his time as coach of the Rockford IceHogs.

Ward led the Flames to a record of 24 wins, 15 losses, and 3 overtime/shootout losses during the regular season. In the playoffs, the Flames defeated the Winnipeg Jets during the qualiying round, before losing to the Dallas Stars in 6 games in the first round.

Ward has been an assistant coach with Boston, New Jersey, and an associate coach/interim head coach with Calgary. He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins during the 2010-11 season.

Source: Elliotte Friedman/Sportsnet
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