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Peroff back coaching junior hockey

"We are proud to introduce Ken Peroff as the Kilty’s new head coach'
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Ken Peroff during a previous stint with the Ancaster Avalanche. File photo courtesy Ken Pagan.

Ken Peroff is back working behind the bench. 

The North Bay area product is returning behind the bench with the Hamilton Kilty B's the team announced earlier this week via social media. 

"We are proud to introduce Ken Peroff as the Kilty’s new head coach," the post stated.  

"Ken re-joins the team as a two-time coach of the year in the GOJHL and brings a wealth of knowledge from coaching with the Guelph Storm. Welcome back to the hive, Coach!"

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Peroff won some major accolades in his two seasons coaching in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Jr. B circuit. 

In 2018-19, Peroff steered the Kilty B’s to a 35-12-1-0 record, despite having a very young club in the GOJHL’s competitive Golden Horseshoe conference.  

In 2017-18, the team posted a record of 38-10-1-1 while still known as the Ancaster Avalanche. 

Following both seasons, Peroff was named Coach of the Year in the Golden Horseshoe Conference.

"It means a lot to come back to a franchise where I really got my start," Peroff told BayToday.

"It is an opportunity I wasn’t necessarily seeking, but when I got the chance, I couldn’t turn it down. This team, it’s current group of players and the support from my family (expecting first child Boxing Day) gives me a great feeling heading into the back half of the season."

Peroff then went on to take on an assistant coaching position with the Guelph Storm during the 2019-20 COVID-19 shortened season.  

Peroff, hung up the blades in 2015 after one pro season in Europe that followed four years at the University of Guelph, four OHL seasons with the Battalion and one season of junior 'A' with the North Bay Skyhawks. 

He was drafted in 2005, 7 #122 overall by Brampton Battalion in the OHL Priority Selection while playing for the West Ferris Trojans high school team. 

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