Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Sarnia Sting Head Coach and General Manager Jacques Beaulieu is among the six finalists for the OHL Coach of the Year award which will be announced on Tuesday.
The other finalists are George Burnett, Stan Butler, Greg Gilbert, D.J. Smith and Mike Vellucci.
Under Beaulieu the Sting posted a record of 35-28-1-4 despite playing without top players Alex Galchenyuk and Connor Murphy for much of the season. Overall the Sting have compiled a record of 69-55-3-9 with Beaulieu behind the bench.
Beaulieu joins Nikolay Goldoin (Rookie of the Year), Anthony DeAngelo (Defenceman of the Year) and Charlie Sarault (Overage Player of the Year) as finalists for major awards thus far. Sarault of course won the 2012-2013 Overage Player of the Year Award.