CORNWALL, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) announced that they have selected Long Sault native Jesse Winchester as the 2019 CCHL Coach of the Year.
Winchester currently coaches the Brockville Braves, who have a 40-14-2-2 record so far this season.
Winchester played for the Cornwall Colts in the CCHL from 2001 to 2004, before going onto a career in the NHL where he played for the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators.
“Over the last two seasons, Jesse has continued to prove on a daily basis why he is such a special coach,” said Braves General Manager Dustin Traylen. “His intellect, demeanor, and professionalism has created a culture, work ethic, and aura surrounding the Braves organization. It is palpable for anyone who steps foot in our program. I am thrilled for Jesse and his staff, they are truly deserving of this award. It was a big year for our organization, and hopefully the best is yet to come.”