Rangers Terminate Wolf Pack Coaching Staff

Chris Rutsch

The day after the American Hockey League’s season ended, the Rangers wasted no time in announcing that Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge has been relieved of his coaching duties along with assistant coach Joe Mormina.

Considering what has unfolded these last two seasons under the leadership of Keith McCambridge and Joe Mormina, I am not surprised this has happened. The Wolf Pack finished last once again, and have struggled mightily with continuing to develop the organization’s prospects.

Keith McCambridge entered the Rangers organization in the summer of 2016 as an assistant coach with Hartford. Then, in the summer of 2017, he was shifted to become the head coach. He had promise considering his good track record as a coach with the St. John’s IceCaps and Manitoba Moose. However, the opposite has happened here and did not work out.

The Rangers are in the midst of their rebuild and must put top priority in having a quality AHL coaching staff. Prospect development starts in Hartford and cultivating a winning culture will do nothing but help in developing promising prospects. Nothing beats homegrown talent.