It’s a busy day away from the ice in the OHL world today as management changes are happening all over. The Kingston Frontenacs announced today they have fired Todd Gill as their head coach after a first round playoff exit.
Gill did the best he could with a Frontenacs team that was a little short on talent. He managed them to a post season birth after a very respectable regular season. Despite the regular season success, Gill’s Frontenacs blew a 3-0 series lead against the Peterborough Petes in the first round of the playoffs.
The Frontenacs were one of the most talented teams in the OHL this season and had all the potential to go deep and challenge for a championship. However, Gill arguably mismanaged his players and shortened his bench in round one, which helped the Petes steal the series and sent the Frontenacs packing far too early. The management picked the side of the players and as a result Todd Gill found himself without a job.
While the Frontenacs let go of their head coach, they did renew the contract of their GM, Doug Gilmour. Gilmour had hired Gill after he stepped down as the Frontenacs head coach and was re-signed to a long-term deal today.
The Kingston Frontenacs will be in tough next season after losing their head coach, several players and former franchise player Sam Bennett to the NHL likely next season.