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Kurtis Foster Relieved of Head Coaching Duties

 

The Kingston Frontenacs General Manager Darren Keily announced Wednesday they have relieved head coach Kurtis Foster from his position.

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After a succesful NHL playing career, Foster got behind the bench with his hometwon Peterborough Petes in 2016-17. Foster then joined the Frontenacs working under head coach Jay Varady in 2017-18 as assistant. Finishing the 2017–18 season with a 36–23–6–3 record, the Frontenacs went on to a playoff loss to Hamilton in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Kurtis Foster gone in Kingston
Former NHL-er Kurtis Foster (Photo by OHLImages)

After Varady left for the AHL Tucson Roadrunners, Foster was promoted to head coach for the 2018-19 season. Foster earned his first career OHL win with a Kingston victory over Oshawa Generals. The team finished a league worst record of 14-52-1-1 with 30 points in a tough rebuilding season for all.

The Frontenacs saw some improvement during the 2019-20 with a 42 point campaign with 19 wins and were in the eighth and final playoff spot when the season was ended prematurely.

While the season started off with only one win in the club’s first 19 games, the team, made a great turnaround in mid-November after gaining traction with some new players and consistent play.

Foster had coached Canada at the 2019-20 U-17 Tournament in Alberta.