Having already been promoted in the short time he’s been with the team, Ethan O’Rourke will now assume the position of Assistant General Manager of the Kingston Frontenacs.
O’Rourke joined the local Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team at the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, however, having originally been hired on as the Frontenacs’ video coach, he was quickly promoted to team services co-ordinator/video coach, according to the organization.
Now, the Bowmanville-born hockey insider has been promoted yet again, this time to see him work closely with the General Manager Kory Cooper, the Kingston Frontenacs announced in a press release on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022.
“Our organization is thrilled to provide Ethan with this promotion to Assistant General Manager,” Cooper said in a statement.
“In a short period of time with our hockey club, Ethan has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and professionalism, combined with a vast knowledge for how the Ontario Hockey League operates both on and off the ice. His scouting background, player recruitment and video coaching experience make him a very valuable asset to our team. We look forward to having Ethan take on a large role and we know he’ll excel in this new opportunity.”
According to the Frontenacs, O’Rourke will maintain his duties as video coach, but “taking on a larger role within the Hockey Operations department.”
“I’d like to thank the Kingston Frontenacs, the Springer Family and Kory Cooper for entrusting me with this promotion,” O’Rourke stated.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity. I look forward to working closely with Kory, as well as continuing to work with Luca and the coaching staff. I am excited to take on the new challenges that this role provides, and I can’t wait to watch our young, talented team continue to grow and develop.”
For more information on the team and their upcoming 2022-2023 season schedule, visit the Kingston Frontenacs website.