Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League is proud to announce that Embrun Panthers Head Coach Darrell Campbell is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Coach of the Year award.
Last season, the Embrun Panthers finished 15th in the league standings and 7th in the Martin Division. After a very tough last season, Campbell was determined to get this team back to the top three in the Martin Division and they did just that. Embrun Panthers Assistant Coach Jay Campbell talks about how Darrell Campbell turned this team around.
“We had a large turnover from last year, which allowed us to bring in some new players,” said Jay Campbell. “We were able to add a large group of kids who are eager to learn and willing to put in the work.”
Darrell Campbell went with a younger team between ages 17-19. Most importantly, there were no 20 year olds on this team and led this team to a 28 win season. He will look for a franchise record 29 wins this upcoming Wednesday night.
“Great for him, after many years in the league, but I’m sure he’d trade it for some post-season success this year,” said Jay Campbell on Darrell Campbell winning CCHL2 Coach of the Year.
Darrell Campbell and the Embrun Panthers are currently are 28-18-5 and sit 3rd in the Martin Division. Embrun will face the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in the Martin Division Semi-Finals in two weeks.
It is Darrell Cambell’s third season with the Embrun Panthers. Campbell coached with the Metcalfe Jets for a lot of seasons before relocating the Metcalfe Jets to become the Embrun Panthers at the start of the 2017-18 season. He is 69-53-16 when behind the bench as the Embrun Panthers Head Coach.
The Embrun Panthers will play their final regular season game tomorrow night against Richmond before the 2020 CCHL2 playoffs begin.