Mississauga Steelheads head coach and general manager James Richmond earned his 100th career OHL coaching victory on Friday.
The Trout got the monkey off their backs, defeating the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-2 to earn their first win of the season as seven different players had multi-point games in front of Kai Edmonds who made 27 saves to earn his first win with Mississauga.
Richmond has embarked on his fourth season as head coach in Mississauga after previous posts as an assistant with the Steelheads as well as head coach of the OJHL’s Aurora Tigers and Georgetown Raiders.
Richmond has overseen the development of such prominent Steelheads names as Nicolas Hague, Michael McLeod, Owen Tippett and Thomas Harley in his time behind the Steelheads bench. He owns an overall record of 100-86-12-11 over 209 regular season games, steering the Trout to a Central Division title and Eastern Conference championship in 2017.
The 1-4-0-0 Steelheads are back in action on Sunday afternoon at home to the Windsor Spitfires.