Gill has built the Braves into a perennial contender since buying the team in 2006. Despite moving on to the OHL, the Gill family plans to maintain full ownership of the Braves.
Jason Hawkins has been named the new general manager and head coach of the Braves, while Jamie Mayo will serve as an assistant coach and director of player development. Matt Ward will also join the Braves staff as an assistant coach, and Adam Gibson is joining the club as the video coach.
In other league news, the Pembroke Lumber Kings will be heading to Camrose, Alberta later this week to compete in the Royal Bank Cup after recently winning the Fred Page Cup (the eastern Canada Junior A championship).
Colts fans may still be a bit sour about the loss to the Lumber Kings in the league finals, but there is reason to cheer for Pembroke. It's been 35 years since a Central Canada Hockey League team won the national title.
The now-defunct Rockland Nationals won the national Junior A hockey championship in 1976, and it remains the only national title for the CCHL. Pembroke will be looking to change that when they travel to Alberta.
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