October 26th, 2020

Cubs hire Randy Wong as head coach and GM

By Ryan McCracken on August 28, 2020.

The Medicine Hat Cubs logo sits freshly painted at centre ice in the Kinplex in this 2019 file photo.--NEWS FILE PHOTO RYAN MCCRACKEN

The Medicine Hat Cubs announced Friday that they have hired Randy Wong to serve as head coach and general manager of the junior B hockey club.

Wong comes to the team with previously established ties after guiding the Medicine Hat Hounds U18 AA squad to a provincial championship in 2019, then sending a significant crop of that team’s players into the Heritage Junior Hockey League with the Cubs. 

The Cubs parted ways with co-coaching duo JD Gaetan and Steve Leipert back in April, then released general manager Dave Kowalchuk from his duties earlier this month.

After electing a new board of directors following the club’s Aug. 6 annual general meeting, newly elected president Troy Sandau said the Cubs opted to combine the roles of head coach and GM as a cost-cutting measure. 

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