MacGillivray replaces departed Lowry as head coach of Wheat Kings

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BRANDON, Man. — Don MacGillivray has been named the new head coach of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

He replaces Dave Lowry, who left the Western Hockey League club to take a job as an assistant coach of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets.

MacGillivray was Brandon's assistant coach for four seasons working with Lowry for one and David Anning for three.

The Winnipeg native coached the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Winnipeg Blues for seven seasons before joining the Wheat Kings, and won an MJHL title in 2014.

MacGillivray also coached the University of Manitoba Bisons for three seasons and was named Canada West coach of the year in 2008.

Brandon's record in a 2019-20 season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic was 35-22-4-2.

The WHL is scheduled to open its season Jan. 8.

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