Kitchener Minor Hockey is proud to announce Greg Bignell as the
incoming head coach of our U16AAA Junior Rangers hockey club. We are honoured to welcome Coach Greg home,
to Kitchener. Greg is both a former player and coach of Kitchener Minor Hockey
As a player, Greg played for the Kitchener Ranger B’s prior to playing for the Belleville Bulls. Belleville drafted Greg in the first round (12th overall). While playing for Belleville, Greg was voted best OHL defenseman and most under-rated player in 1989. Greg went on to capture an ECHL Championship with the Hampton Road Admirals, and a Colonial Championship while playing for the Brantford Smoke.
Drafted by The Detroit Red Wings (Round 10, 200th overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Greg played 9 seasons throughout the OHL, ECHL, and COHL before his transition to assistant coach with our hometown Kitchener Rangers in 1994; he continued his hockey career as the head coach for the North Bay Centennials, Kingston Frontenacs, Cambridge Winterhawks, and most recently the Kitchener Dutchmen.
As a coach, Greg has won both the Cherry Cup and the Sutherland Cup, in 05/06 and 06/07 with The Cambridge Winterhawks of the GOGHL
Greg Bignell is a leader in coaching; confirmed as a recipient of the 2007 OHA Coach of the Year award, and GOGHL Coach of the Year 1999, 2004, 2005, and 2016.
No stranger to coaching in the Minor Hockey world, we are proud to have Greg back to guide our 2008 U16 AAA Kitchener Junior Rangers for the 2023/2024 season.
A special thank you to wife Denise, and 3 sons (Adam, Jacob, and Luke) for sharing Coach Greg Bignell and his coaching expertise with all of Kitchener Minor Hockey.