Todd Norman Taking on Dual Role as Head Coach and General Manager

The Goderich Flyers are very excited to announce their new Head Coach, Todd Norman.

Todd took over as the General Manager ahead of the 2023/24 season. He brings a wealth of coaching experience, having served as the Assistant Coach of the Listowel Cyclones where he contributed their Cherry Cup win in 2016and Sutherland Cup win in 2017. Most recently, he was the Head Coach of the Kincardine Bulldogs, earning the Pollock Division Coach of the Year in 2020.

Todd’s hockey journey began in Wallace before playing Jr C for the Brussels Bulls. He later played Jr B for the Stratford Cullitons. He was drafted by the Guelph Storm in the 3rd round of the1993 OHL Priority Selection, serving as both assistant captain and team captain in his four years there. He was Top Scorer during the 1996/97 season. Todd was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round of the 1995 NHL Draft, 120th overall. Todd won gold with Team Canada at the 1995 U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup alongside names such as Jarome Inginla and Marc Savard. He went on to play professionally for four years in the AHL, ECHL, WPHL, and CHL. Following that; he played two seasons for St. Francis Xavier University, a season in the CEHL, and a season with a D1 team in Strasbourg, France. Todd finished his hockey career at home with the Palmerston 81’s of the WOAA Sr. AA league.


Assistant General Manager Russell Sutton has worked alongside Todd the past few years.
“Todd is a driven for success type of coach and is a proven winner. He is passionate about hockey and strives to be better with his structure, discipline, and hard-on-the-puck hockey style. I have no doubt that he will be a key component to the success of the organization moving forward and I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds in Goderich with Todd behind the bench.”


Flyer’s President Lance Greer is excited to have Todd take on the role of Head Coach.
“We cannot say enough about how Todd is shaping the new culture we are creating in Goderich. His dedication and efforts have made a significant impact. Todd’s expertise will certainly contribute to the continued growth and success of the Goderich Flyers organization. We look forward to having him and his new bench staff working with our players for the 2024/25 season.”