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HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Ownership Group

Dr. Bob Severs – President

Fay Harshman –  Secretary / Treasurer

Peter MacDermid – Governor to the OHL

Paul MacDermid – Alternate Governor to the OHL

Frank Coulter – In Memoriam


 

DALE DEGRAY - GENERAL MANAGER

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Dale DeGray became the fifth General Manager in Owen Sound Attack history in July 2007, helping bring an Ontario Hockey League Championship to Owen Sound in May 2011 and a Western Conference Final appearance in 2017.  Since becoming the General Manager, DeGray has insisted that all players have a community minded, team first attitude.

Entering his 14th season with the team, DeGray has managed the Attack to ten straight 30-win seasons and ten consecutive playoff appearances, a mark that has only been accomplished by one other team in the Canadian Hockey League during the same period. DeGray has also taken home league honours being name the OHL Executive of the Year in 2011.

DeGray, a native of Oshawa, Ontario, also has close ties to the Hockey Canada program, where he has been a part of the management team at the 2016 World Under-17 Challenge and the Gold Medal winning entry at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Prior to joining the Attack, Dale DeGray spent five years as an amateur scout with the National Hockey Leagues Florida Panthers.  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. He went on to play 153 NHL games, scoring 18 goals and tallying 47 assists. In total, DeGray spent 17 years playing professional hockey and then two as Coach/GM with the United Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Contact:
Phone: (519) 371-7452 Ext. 24
Email:  ddegray@attackhockey.com

 


ALAN LETANG - HEAD COACH

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Alan Letang was named the Attack’s Interim Head Coach on January 26th, 2019, finishing the remainder of the 2018-19 season with a 8-11-2-0 and guiding the Attack to its ninth straight 30 win season and trip to the playoffs.

In that off-season the interim tag was removed and Letang officially became the 16th head coach in Attack history.  In his first full season as the bears bench boss, Letang guided the Attack to their 10th straight 30-win season and berth in the playoffs, finishing the regular season with a record of 30-24-4-4, bring his overall record to 38-35-6-4 as Attack Head Coach.

Before being named head coach, Letang spent two and a half seasons as assistant coach in Owen Sound where he was part of the Attacks OHL Western Conference final run in 2016-17.

Letang has also spent time in the Hockey Canada program first in 2018-19 when he was an assistant coach with the under-17 program, then winning a gold medal at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships as an assistant coach.  In 2020-21 he was an assistant coach with the under-18 program.

Before coming to Owen Sound, Letang was 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, Ontario, Alan is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League, having spent four seasons with the Cornwall Royals/Sarnia 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 Stars, Calgary Flames and the New York Islanders.

Contact:
Phone: (519) 371-7452 Ext. 26
Fax: (519) 371-7990
Email:  aletang@attackhockey.com

 


 

JORDAN HILL - ASSISTANT COACH

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Jordan Hill joined the Owen Sound Attack coaching staff as an Assistant Coach prior to the 2017-18 season.  Now entering his fourth season with the Attack, Hill is no stranger to leadership roles, having served as either a Captain or Assistant Captain, both in junior and the pro’s.

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 East Coast Hockey League’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 American Hockey League’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.

Contact:
Phone: (519) 371-7452 Ext. 28
Email:  jhill@attackhockey.com

 


 

JOEY HISHON - ASSISTANT COACH/ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

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On July 20, 2018, Joey Hishon re-joined the Owen Sound Attack, an organization he once starred for, this time as a regional scout and skills development coach.  As part of some coaching changes in January 2019, Hishon earned himself a permanent spot behind the Attack bench as an Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager.

The Stratford, Ontario native, was the Attacks eight overall pick in the 2007 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection and would go on to play for the Attack from 2007 to 2011, tallying 110 goals and adding 145 assists.  In his final year with the team, Hishon was the teams regular season leading scorer, tied for the lead in scoring in the OHL Playoffs and led the Owen Sound to the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL championship in 2011.

Internationally, Hishon won gold at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in 2007-08.

At the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Hishon was selected in the first round, 17th overall by the Colorado Avalanche.  His professional career would see stops with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, in the American Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters and San Antonio Rampage, Kontinental Hockey League’s Jokerit and the Swedish Hockey League’s Lulea HF.

Hishon is also a high-performance development skills coach, operating Skills Corp (@skills_corp). which provides on and off ice high performance hockey training to players from the minor hockey level all the way up to NHLers like Ryan O’Reilly and Nick Suzuki.

Contact:
Phone: (519) 371-7452 Ext. 28
Email: jhishon@attackhockey.com


 

GREG REDQUEST - GOALTENDER COACH

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Greg Redquest was named the Owen Sound Attacks Goaltender Coach prior to the start of the 2010-11 season.  Red Dog as he is known around the rink, has helped Attack goalies make the move to the next level with one alumni currently in the NHL, three playing/played in the AHL/ECHL and six join the ranks of U Sports goaltenders.

He has also seen his goalies take home hardware during their time in Owen Sound, with them taking home two OHL Goaltender of the Year Awards, one CHL Goaltender of the year, Memorial Cup Outstanding Goalie, Memorial Cup First Team All-Star, two Dave Pinkey Trophy’s and a FW Dinty Morre Award.

Redquest 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. He split two years of professional hockey between the IHL, NEHL and NHL.

Request currently runs clinics around the province for all levels of keepers and remains in touch with the goalies he has coached with the Attack.


 

DENISE REID - POWERSKATING COACH

Denise Reid 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 power skating 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 - HEAD ATHLETIC THERAPIST/EQUIPMENT MANAGER

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Andy Brown enters his 16th season as the Owen Sound Attacks Head Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager.  A Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist, he is responsible for all player needs relating to medical treatment and equipment.

In his over 1,000 games with the team, Brown has been a part of an Ontario Hockey League Championship in 2011, participated in the CHL Top Prospects game and the CHL Canada/Russia Series games.  He has also had a very successful tenure with Hockey Canada programs, representing Canada at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in 2006 and 2017 and the IIHF Ice Hockey Under-18 World Championships in 2019.  He has also won gold with team Canada three times completing the Hlinka hat trick with gold medal wins at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2009 and 2017 and Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2018.

Prior to joining the Attack Brown spent two seasons as the Athletic Therapist for the Kingston Frontenac’s.

Andy lives in Owen Sound with his wife Shari, and their three boys; Alex, Liam, and Josh.

Contact:
Phone: (519) 371-7452 Ext. 27
Email:  abrown@attackhockey.com


 

TREVOR CASTONGUAY - ASSISTANT EQUIPMENT MANAGER

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Trevor Castonguay is entering his fourth season with as the Assistant Equipment Manager with the Owen Sound Attack.  In 2019, the native of Hamilton, Ontario, was named Equipment Manager for Team Ontario’s hockey team at the Canada Winter Games, where they won a silver medal.  In 2017, he was part of the staff for Team OHL in the Canada Russia series game held in Owen Sound.

Before joining the Attack, Castonguay was the Equipment Manager for the Galnbrook Rangers Junior C Hockey Club of the Niagara Distrisct Jr C Hockey League.  From 2007 to 2014, he had also been the Equipment Manager for the OJHL’s Hamilton Red Wings, where he was also a member of Team Canada East’s selection camp for the World Junior A Challenge.  He also represented the OJHL at the Central Canada Cup.

 


 

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.

Contact:
Email:  aplayter@attackhockey.com


 

RYAN MANLEY - STATISTICIAN AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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.

Contact:
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.

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


 

SCOUTING STAFF

Sean LaFortune – Director of Player Development

Brian Teakle – Ontario Scout

Chris Cameron – Ottawa Area Scout

Rod Freiburger – SCTA Scout

David Ross – OMHA Scout

Mitch Avis – Kitchener/Waterloo Area Scout

Aaron Armstrong – GTHL