I was planning to write this Growlers recap when I got home the other night; but instead was shocked to discover that Head Coach Ryane Clowne had stepped down from his post for medical reasons. Obviously his health must come first but that doesn’t change the disappointment many Growlers fans must feel at losing their first ever Head Coach. He has done a remarkable job of leading the brand new team, gelling a new roster and installing a winning habit as the Growlers sit third in the ECHL.
Last week, the Milton Keynes Lightning announced that they were parting ways with Head Coach Doug McKay. To some, the news was a shock, but to others, not so much. With just one win from eleven games, many fans were calling for change, and they got it in a big way.
The Blaze lost to the powerful Cardiff Devils in a 4-0 shutout, but there were still moments in the game that made me hopeful as a supporter, as well as those that made me nervous.