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Kingston Frontenacs Name Paul McFarland Head Coach

Tuesday, May. 20th, 2014

Kingston--The Kingston Frontenacs announced Paul McFarland as Head Coach and introduced him at a press conference today.

"When we undertook the process of looking for a new head coach for our team, we wanted someone who was a teacher, leader, communicator, winner, had strong work ethic and was passionate and committed," said Doug Gilmour, General Manager of the Kingston Frontenacs. "Paul is all of these things and more. He has a strong philosophy on how he wants the team to play and his strong knowledge of the OHL and players in our league and conference made this a very easy decision after the interview process."

McFarland comes to the Frontenacs after two seasons as Assistant Coach with the Oshawa Generals. He spent four seasons as player in the OHL, beginning with the Kitchener Rangers in 2002-2003, and winning an OHL Championship and Memorial Cup in 2003. He finished his OHL playing career as Team Captain for the Windsor Spitfires during the 2004-2005 season. After the OHL, McFarland played for Acadia University, earning a his Bachelor of Business Administration in the classroom, where three times he was named an Academic All-Canadian, while leading the Axemen on the ice. A multiple award-winner at every level he has played the game, McFarland's university hockey career was capped off with Acadia University naming him University Male Citizen of the Year in 2008 and 2009, and the establishing of the Paul McFarland Award in his honour, recognizing the combination of athletics, academics, and community involvement.

"The attributes and example Paul shows is what we expect from our team, leaders on the ice, at school, and in the community," said Gilmour. "He's a great addition to our organization and we welcome him to Kingston."

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