Skip to main content

Former Kelowna Rockets coach Jeff Truit joins Oilers AHL team as assistant

The 42-year-old was hired Wednesday by the Edmonton Oilers to serve as an assistant coach with the Springfield Falcons - their new AHL affiliate.

Truitt spent the last seven seasons with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets, the first four as an assistant and the last three as head coach. Kelowna reached three straight Memorial Cups during that stretch.

In his three seasons as the Rockets head coach, Truitt compiled a 113-76-27 record. The team won the WHL championship in 2005.

In Springfield, Truitt will serve under head coach Geoff Ward, who was hired last month.



Flames Solve Oettinger, Advance to Second Round

The Calgary Flames threw over 60 shots at Jake Oettinger and finally eliminated the Dallas Stars in a thrilling Game 7 to advance to the second round.


NHL Announces Second-Round Playoff Schedule

After a wild end that saw five Game 7s to round one, the NHL has released the full schedule of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, set to begin on Tuesday.


Rangers Win Game 7 Thriller, Advance to Second Round

The New York Rangers eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime in a thrilling Game 7 to advance to the second round of the playoffs.