Geoff Grimwood was announced as the new head coach of the Kamloops Storm today.
Grimwood’s addition is part of a reorganization of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League organization. In it’s announcement, the Storm say Grimwood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in junior hockey, which will further enhance the Storm program for players.
Grimwood has worked with some great people and organizations in his coaching career, which have helped him develop a holistic and modern approach to the game. Grimwood recently coached in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with Swan Valley and Winkler. He had two stints in the B.C. Hockey League with West Kelowna in 2018-19 and Powell River and was in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for three seasons with Kindersley. He also coached with the Victoria Royals in the Western Hockey League. He is known as a players coach who gets the most out of his players.
“He is a perfect fit with our current staff and his transition in will be seamless,” says Storm GM Matt Kolle. “Geoff looks to move to Kamloops for the middle of August.
Steve Gainey is shifting from head coach to director of hockey operations, while Andrew Fisher will continue as an assistant coach, as will Scott Norman and Peter Friedel will continue as the team’s equipment/medical trainer.