Kelowna Rockets have made a change behind the bench.
General Manager Bruce Hamilton has announced that head coach Jason Smith has been relieved of his duties as of today.
“Any time you let someone go that is the quality of Jason Smith it’s very tough, however the success of our hockey club ultimately falls with myself and I feel at this time we need to go in a different direction. Jason is just a wonderful person and we want to thank him for his time here,” said Hamilton.
Smith was hired by the Rockets in the summer of 2016 and completed two full years as head coach. In 2016-17 the team had a 45-22-5-0 record while last season saw the Rockets go 43-22-5-2.
This year the team is off to a 4-10-0-0 start.
No word yet who the new coach will be, but Hamilton will be meeting with the media at 3 pm this afternoon.