WHL: Moose Jaw Adds Gordon Burnett to Coaching Staff

The Moose Jaw Warriors hired Gordon Burnett to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, joining head coach Mark O’Leary and assistant coach Scott King on the Warriors bench.

Burnett joins the Warriors after spending last season as the head coach of the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), which included serving as a coach for the 2020 MJHL/SJHL Showcase Under-18 team. Previously, he was an assistant coach with the Kootenay ICE from 2015 to 2019 and the University of Notre Dame (NCAA – Division 1) from 2014 to 2015.

“We are very pleased to add Gord Burnett to our coaching staff as a full-time assistant coach,” said Moose Jaw GM Alan Millar. “Gord brings very good experience to our team from his time in Kootenay, this past season as a head coach in the MJHL and his playing experience as a defenseman.”

Burnett was also the Head Coach of Team Saskatchewan Under-16 team at the 2019 Canada Games and was an assistant coach with Team Saskatchewan at the 2016 WHL Cup.

“Gord brings high energy and passion for the game,” O’Leary said. “He’s a great communicator with experience developing players in our league. Scott (King) and I are excited to work with Gord to create an environment for the team and the players to take a big step this season.”