Statement from Steve Staios on John Gruden
As hard as it is to see our championship head coach leave we know this is what Junior Hockey and the OHL is all about. It’s about developing new talent to move on to the professional level.
In his role as Head Coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs, John was instrumental in changing culture, developing athletes and ultimately winning a championship for our city. We sincerely appreciate his commitment to our team, the Hamilton community and thank his family for his time and sacrifice. We wish him the best of luck in his new role with the Islanders. He leaves Hamilton with a winning foundation which will serve us well in the years to come