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Ontario Hockey League coach George Burnett works 1,000th game

Published on October 14, 2011 by   ·   No Comments

By MATT WILSON

Belleville Bulls coach George Burnett performed as the bench boss Thursday evening for the 1,000th time in a 5-0 loss to the Niagara IceDogs.

George Burnett managed the bench for the 1,000th time in his 16-year OHL coaching career during his Belleville Bulls' 5-0 to the Niagara IceDogs.

Burnett began his coaching career in Niagara Falls with the Thunder, earning back-to-back Coach of the Year honours in 1991-92.

In his 16th season, he became the fifth OHL coach to reach 1,000. Those others before him are Larry Mavety (1,458 games), Bert Templeton (1,735 games), Brian Kilrea (2,156 games), and Stan Butler (1,022), who reached the milestone last season and continues to coach the Brampton Battalion.

Burnett also serves as the general manager of the 4-4 Bulls.

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