Hershey Bears Alumni: Jim Wiley

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Jim Wiley

Jim Wiley is a Gorilla- the head Gorilla as a matter of fact. Former Hershey Bear Jim Wiley currently is the Head Coach of the Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League. The Ontario native has also coached in the IHL, AHL, ECHL and even some time in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.
As a player, Wiley made it to the National Hockey League as a center for both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks. In 62 NHL games, Wiley posted four goals and 10 assists over parts of three seasons. Wiley played two seasons in Hershey in the 1970's and produced 129 points in only 118 games.


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