WORCESTER – The Worcester Railers announced the firing of head coach and general manager Jamie Russell on Wednesday.
Jamie Russell was named the first head coach and general manager in franchise history in September 2016. He finishes his stint with the Railers with a record of 73-66-20 in 159 regular season games. The team also made one playoff appearance, finishing 2-4.
Russell’s assistant coach, Derek Army, will also be leaving the team.
Myers named long-time American Hockey League (AHL) coach David Cunniff as the team’s new head coach and general manager.
Cunniff has coached in the AHL since 2002 and was most recently an assistant coach with Hartford Wolf Pack. He’s also been an associate coach with the Iowa Wild for four seasons, also serving as interim head coach during the 2015-16 season. Cunniff also spent a year with the Albany Devils.
The bulk of Cunniff’s career was spent in the San Jose Sharks organization including eight years with the Worcester Sharks.
Cunniff is expected to be behind the bench tonight when the Railers visit Brampton.
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