Loney, Brent

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Loney, Brent

Brent Loney
Sport: Hockey
Year Inducted: 2016

Brent Loney scored 170 points over four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with his hometown Cornwall Royals, Hamilton Steelhawks and Oshawa Generals.

He was drafted in the 3rd round, 62nd overall, by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1982 NHL draft.

Brent spent parts of two seasons in the American Hockey League playing for the Binghamton Whalers and the Hershey Bears.

Brent then began a two season stint as Assistant Coach with his hometown Royals beginning in 1987-88. When Head Coach Orval Tessier took ill during the 1988-89 season, Brent became the youngest Major Junior hockey coach at 25 years old.

He returned to the coaching ranks with the Jr. A Colts for the 1994-95 season and following a year as Assistant to Coach Mark Evans, Brent was named Head Coach and guided the team to the 1995-96 CJHL Championship which earned him the Coach of the Year award.

In 1997, Brent became the Eastern Ontario Scout for the OHL’s Brampton Battalion under Stan Butler which eventually led to an Assistant Coach post in 2000-2001.

Brent returned to the Colts in 2002 and remained with the club until 2005.

He was named the Eastern Ontario Scout for the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires in 2005 and helped draft the teams that won back to back Memorial Cup Championships.

Brent was the 2010 recipient of the Benson Friends of the Round Table award for Lifetime Achievement from the Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards.