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GEOFF WARD NAMED CALGARY FLAMES HEAD COACH

The Calgary Flames announced early Monday morning that they have removed the interim tag from Geoff Ward’s job title, making him the official team's head coach. With the news, Ward has become the 20th head coach in franchise history.

Ward, 58, was named as the Flames interim head coach in late November after Bill Peters was fired due to allegations of racism directed towards a former player. Ward went on to lead the Flames to a record of 25-15-3, and as a result finished the regular season in the final wild card position. They were then able to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 in the qualifying round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, before being eliminated by the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the following round.



Ward has been around as a coach in the NHL for quite some time, starting out in 2007 as an assistant with the Boston Bruins, a position which he held for six seasons. He then became an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils for three seasons before joining the Flames for the 2018-19 season.

COLTON PANKIW
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020  (12H26)
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