The Connecticut Whale are sticking to what works, announcing Wednesday morning that they have extended the contract of head coach Colton Orr through the 2024-25 season.
Orr has been behind the Whale bench since 2019-20, amassing a 33-33-6 regular season record and a 3-4-1 postseason record. The team has seen great success under his coaching, particularly in the 2021-22 season where they won a record 15 games in regulation, clinched their first-ever regular season title, and appeared in their first Isobel Cup Final in franchise history.
Last season, the Whale started out rocky, but put together an incredible six-game win streak to finish out the regular season as the No. 3 seed. They ultimately lost to the eventual champions, the Toronto Six, in three well-fought games in the semis.
Prior to this announcement, the Whale had signed Orr to a two-year contract through the 2023-24 season. With this new extension, Orr will be the second-longest tenured head coach behind Boston Pride coach Paul Mara (who was hired in May 2018).