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Dale  DeGray – General Manager

DeGray played three seasons for his hometown Oshawa Generals, where his blue collar work ethic allowed him to be drafted 162nd overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1981 NHL entry draft. DeGray went on to play 153 NHL games, scoring 18 goals and tallying 47 assists. In total, the 50-year-old DeGray spent 14 years playing professional hockey and then two as coach/GM with the United Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

DeGray became the General Manager of the Attack in July of 2007 and is in his ninth year with the club. Since becoming the General Manager, Dale DeGray has insisted that all players have a community minded, team first attitude.
In the fall of 2010, DeGray pulled off a blockbuster trade, acquiring Andrew Shaw, Matt Petrgrave, Andrew Fritsch from the Niagara Ice Dogs. At the annual OHL Awards Banquet, DeGray was named the 2011 Ontario Hockey League’s Executive of the Year.

In August, Dale was part of the Management Team for Hockey Canada’s Under-18 entry, which took home the Gold Medal at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic.
Prior to joining the Attack Dale DeGray spent five years as an amateur scout with the Florida Panthers.

Phone:  (519) 371-7452 ext 24
Fax:  (519) 371-7990
Email:  ddegray@attackhockey.com

Alan Letang – Head Coach

Letang was most recently the Assistant Coach for the Zagreb Medvescak of the KHL, where he played from 2009-2014, serving as the Captain of the club. After retiring as a player in 2014, he then stepped behind the bench of club, which became his first experience as a coach. A native of Renfrew, ON. Alan is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League, having spent four seasons with the Royals/Sting franchise before pursuing a professional career that spanned almost twenty years. Over the course of his professional career, Alan played fourteen games in the National Hockey League, split between Dallas, Calgary and the New York Islanders.

Jordan Hill – Assistant Coach

A native of Sarnia, Ontario, Hill spent three years in the Ontario Hockey League from 2007-2010 and was captain of the Sarnia Sting before being traded to the Saginaw Spirit in his overage season. Most recently a member of the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, Hill will bring another respected voice to an Attack bench that features three coaches all with professional playing experience. Over the course of his career, Hill suited up with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, Manchester Monarchs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and St. John’s IceCaps. He also saw stints with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign and Norfolk Admirals, where he was named captain in the 2015-16 season.

Joey Hishon – Assistant Coach/Assistant GM

Hishon is very familiar to Attack fans. The Stratford native played in Owen Sound from 2007-2011, winning an OHL championship in his final year with the team. Drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 NHL entry draft to the Colorado Avalanche, his hockey career has also included stops in the KHL, SHL and AHL. Hishon is a high performance skills development coach that will work with our players to maximize their potential.

Greg Redquest – Goaltender Coach

“Red Dog” has been with the Attack since the beginning of the 2010/2011 season.

Greg spent his junior days with the Peterborough Petes, Hamilton Fincups and Oshawa Generals and was the first goalie drafted in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Greg brings with him 30 years of coaching experience and currently runs his camps out of Newmarket

Denise Reid – Powerskating Coach

Denise is in her sixth year with the Attack and has worked with hockey players ranging from Tyke to Major Junior A levels, throughout the Grey Bruce area over the past 37 years.

Denise’s powerskating program for the Attack this year will include skill and technique development with a strong focus on balance, control, speed and endurance. Denise’s philosophy is that she can help to provide one piece of the puzzle, of the several that are required, in the development of a complete hockey player.

Andy Brown, R. Kin., CAT(c) – Head Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager

Andy, a Certified Athletic Therapist, is entering his 12th season with the Attack and is responsible for all player needs relating to medical treatment and equipment. Prior to joining the Attack, Andy spent two seasons at the Athletic Therapist for the Kingston Frontenacs. Since coming to Owen Sound, Andy has been a member of the 2011 OHL Championship team, participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game & CHL Canada/Russia Series, and has represented Canada at the Under 17 and Under 18 levels.  Andy lives in Owen Sound with his wife Shari, and their three boys; Alex, Liam, and Josh.

Phone:  (519) 371-7452 ext 27
Fax:  (519) 371-7990
Email:  abrown@attackhockey.com

Trevor Castonguay – Assistant Equipment Manager

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Trevor is entering his third season with the Attack after spending the previous year as the Equipment Manager for the Galnbrook Rangers Junior C Hockey Club. From 2007-2014, Trevor was the Equipment Manager for the OJHL’s Hamilton Red Wings and in 2014 he was a member of Team Canada East’s selection camp for the World Junior A Challenge. He has also represented the OJHL at the Central Canada Cup. With the Attack, Trevor will assist with the daily equipment needs of the team both at home and on the road.

Brandon Downing, CAT(c) – Assistant Athletic Therapist

Brandon, a Certified Athletic Therapist as a graduate of the York University Athletic Therapy Program, is entering his 3rd season with the Owen Sound Attack. While at York, Brandon served as the Student Therapist for the York Lions men’s Varsity Hockey Team, while also assisting with several other Varsity sports. Brandon, who lives in Owen Sound with his wife Sarah and daughter Charlotte, will assist the team with both medical and equipment needs throughout the season.

Ryan Manley – Statistician & Administrative Assistant to the General Manager

Ryan is responsible for a great deal of the game by game statistical information that helps the coaching staff prepare for games and practices.  He has also taken on the role of being the administrative assistant to the General Manager and is responsible for booking travel, dealing with billet families as well as other items as assigned by the General Manager.

Email: rmanley@attackhockey.com

Fred Wallace – Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

Fred Wallace has been the voice of the team for more than a decade. He announces at the games and does the play-by-play for his own radio broadcast of the away games on CFOS in Owen Sound.

Phone:  (519) 376-2030
Fax:  (519) 371-4242

Andy Playter – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Previously the Head Athletic Therapist for the Owen Sound Attack from 2003-2005, Playter is a native of Owen Sound and has extensive experience as both a Certified Athletic Therapist and a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Currently the owner of the Owen Sound based Hands-On Sport Therapy and Consulting, Playter began his career in sports as the Assistant Athletic Therapist in 1997 with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League before taking over as the Head Football Athletic Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach for Wilfrid Laurier University two years later. Following his two years with the Attack, Playter moved on to become an Assistant Athletic Therapist with the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, where he worked for three years before becoming the Head Athletic Therapist for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. After just one season in the AHL, Playter was named the Head Athletic Therapist for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009 where he held the position until returning to Owen Sound and opening Hands-On Sport Therapy & Consulting in 2015.

Email:  aplayter@attackhockey.com

Scouting Staff

David McNamarra – Director of Scouting

Sean LaFortune – Director of Player Development

Brian Teakle – Ontario Scout

Chris Cameron – Ottawa Area Scout

Rod Freiburger – SCTA Scout

Shamus Gregga – GTHL/ OMHA Scout

David Ross – OMHA Scout

Mitch Avis – Kitchener/Waterloo Area Scout

Aaron Armstrong – GTHL

Gus Katsaros – Analytics Director