Article by N. Schoonderbeek/Photos by C. Archer
The Clarington Eagles are pleased to announce a two-year renewal of the contracts for Dean Baumhauer, head coach and general manager, and Craig Wilcox, who has been serving as the Eagles’ head trainer, equipment manager, assistant general manager, and alternate governor.
“Dean and Craig are two dedicated guys not only to the team as a whole but also to the individual players. That was most impressive,” said Kirk Kemp, who took ownership of the Clarington Eagles last summer. “The Eagles had a very successful season on the ice and will be tough to improve on that performance.”
Craig Wilcox, who just completed his fourth season with the Eagles, is thrilled to be returning to the Eagles to “have more time working next to the GOAT [coach Baumhauer] and continuing to do my part to bring my hometown a winning franchise and a championship.” Wilcox also praised Kemp’s inaugural year as owner of the team, referring to the ownership group as “absolutely amazing.”
The Eagles are coming off a very successful 2021-22 season having (twice!) won the East Conference Championship in the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL). They then went all the way to the provincial championship Schmalz Cup finals, but ultimately lost the final championship game in overtime to the Lakeshore Canadiens.
The team is looking to build on their success in the upcoming season, beginning with their summer prospect camp that is scheduled to begin this Friday, July 8. Players interested in attending should complete the online registration form.