The Hamilton Bulldogs fired coach and general manager George Burnett
Burnett moved with the franchise from Belleville a year ago when the Bulls franchise was purchased by Michael Andlauer and shifted to Hamilton.
The Bulldogs posted a 25-35-8 record in their first year at Hamilton and finished 4 points behind Oshawa for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Steve Staois has been placed in the role of General Manager.
The Bulldogs relate their desire is to have a separate Coach and GM rather than a dual portfolio like Burnett held for many years.