Joe Deptula is the new coach of the Billings Bulls junior hockey team.
Deptula replaces Chris Hartly. Deptula has been with the Bulls for the last two seasons as an assistant. He will be the team's seventh coach in its 21-year history.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Deptula played three years of junior hockey in the former Atlantic Junior Hockey League. He played college hockey at Western New England University.
The Bulls will compete in the Frontier Division of the North American 3 Hockey League next season, which begins in September.