WHL adds three more wins to Don Hay's career record

By Earl Seitz
January 16, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 4:20pm

KAMLOOPS — A 3-1 win over the Kelowna Rockets on January 6th was recognized as Don Hay's 700 career coaching wins in the Western Hockey League.

Turns out it wasn't, that number 700 was actually a week earlier, a December 28th win over Kelowna.

After going back and checking into the 1987-88 season the league determined that Hay had stepped in to coach in the absence of Ken Hitchcock, and is now crediting three more wins to Hay, which brings his career total to 704 --- and closer to the alltime record held by Portland's Ken Hodge.

Hay is now 38 wins by the record of 742 held by Hodge.

Hay also moves closer to Ken Hitchcock for most wins by a Blazers coach --- Hay has 239, Hitchcock 287.

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