Bradford, Ontario
Apr 11, 2018

The Bradford Bulls are please to announce the hiring of their new Head Coach Brandon Billie, and General Manager Neal Burgess.

General Manager Neal Burgess comes to the Bulls with a strong hockey background as a Player, Coach, and Assistant GM. Neal  spent the past two seasons 2016-2018 as a Head Coach and Assistant GM of the Seguin Huskies Jr A Hockey Club. During the 2015-2016 season Neal acted as the Associate Coach for the Parry Sound Islanders Jr A Hockey Club finishing (32-9-1). Neal's playing career was split between the Midland Flyers (GMOHL) and the Lefroy Wave of the GMHL. 

Head Coach Brandon Billie brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and playing experience to the Bradford Bulls Hockey Club. Last season Billie had served as a Goaltending/Assistant Coach with the Bradford Rattlers JR A Hockey Club, while still playing Professional Hockey with the Cornwall Nationals (FHL), and the Brampton Beast (ECHL). During the 2016-2017 season, Billie put his playing career on hold and took over the Head Coaching duties in January for former NHL player Dennis Maruk with the Tottenham Steam Jr A Hockey Club. Coach Billie has played hockey at the Junior and Professional Hockey ranks between the ECHL, FHL, and Sweden. Billie has also been a former player in the GMHL where he played for the Halton Ravens during the 2014-2015 season.

Brandon and Neal will both be strong assets to the Bulls organization as they have made a lot of strong hockey contacts over the course of their Coaching and Playing careers. The Bradford Bulls organization could not be happier to welcome Neal and Brandon as they work together to continue to make the Bulls one of the Premier teams in the GMHL.