MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – The Moose Jaw Warriors, struggling with the worst start in the franchise’s 21-year history, fired Parry Shockey on Monday just 31 games into his first season as head coach of the Western Hockey League club.
The Warriors are just 2-23-5-1. It took them 20 games to get their first win. Shockey, a former Spokane Chiefs assistant, had a 95-50-9 regular-season record in two previous head coaching stints in the WHL.
He was was hired June 16 by former general manager Rick Dorman to replace Curtis Hunt, who had resigned May 5 to take a job as head coach of the arch-rival Regina Pats. Dorman was fired a month into the season.
“We were playing the hand we were dealt,” Shockey said of the inherited group of Warriors. “At no time was there any indication we were supposed to take a different direction.”
Assistant Steve Young will take over as head coach.
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