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Guelph Storm adds new assistant coach

Ken Peroff spent last two seasons coaching junior B hockey in Hamilton
Ken Peroff coaching in the junior B ranks in 2018. Village Media file photo

The Guelph Storm added former Brampton Battalion and University of Guelph Gryphon defenceman Ken Peroff to its coaching staff Thursday.

Peroff has spent the past two seasons as coach of the junior B Hamilton Kilty B's.

Peroff replaces Jake Grimes, who left the team to become head coach of the Quebec league's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

“We are very excited to add Ken to our coaching staff,” said Storm coach and general manager George Burnett in a news release.

“Ken has been a successful player in our league, continues to have great knowledge of the OHL, and brings a very strong coaching resume.  He’s been recognized by his peers for his excellence in the GOJHL and has shown success in developing young players.” 

In 2018-19, Peroff steered the Kilty B’s to a 35-12-1-0 record. In 2017-18, the franchise posted a record of 38-10-1-1 while still located in Ancaster.

Following both seasons, Peroff was named Coach of the Year in the Golden Horseshoe Conference.

Peroff spent four seasons on the blue line for the Brampton Battalion, suiting up in 240 regular season games and compiling 75 points (15 goals, 60 assists).

Following his OHL career, Peroff attended the U of G, playing four seasons for the Gryphons.

Burnett also announced that assistant coach Chad Wiseman will return with the title of associate coach.

Goaltending coach Ryan Daniels will also return for a second season.

Training camp gets underway on Aug. 26.