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Former NHLer Foligno replaces Verreault as head coach of Sudbury Wolves

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SUDBURY, Ont. - Mike Foligno is going back behind the bench of the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves, according to a report from Sudbury radio station CJMX.

The former NHL player will replacing Bryan Verreault, who was invited to return to his previous post as associate coach but turned the offer down.

With Verreault behind the bench the Wolves were 4-8-1 and just ended a seven-game losing streak with a 3-0 win in Brampton on Sunday.

Foligno, who is also the Wolves general manager, stepped away from coaching in August after the death of his wife Janis who lost a long battle with breast cancer.

Verreault served under Foligno for six years, first as an assistant and then associate coach before being named head coach in the summer.

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