Bulls name Craig Simchuk Head Coach

Craig Simchuk has been named the second head coach of the Birmingham Bulls during the Southern Professional Hockey League era.

Simchuk, 31, captained the Bulls during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, then retired and served as an assistant coach with the organization last season.

He succeeds Jamey Hicks, who will remain with the Bulls as a team consultant while dealing with a family matter in his native Canada.