Martin This will be Dagenais' first experience as head coach of a major junior hockey team.
The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies confirm the hiring of their new head coach.
This is Martin Dagenais, who had held the position of assistant coach with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League.
Rumors had been circulating since Tuesday, when the newspaper Le Droit revealed that the Franco-Ontarian had agreed with the Rouynorandian formation for a period of three years.
The hockey man from Marionville, near Ottawa, becomes the 11th head coach in Huskies history and takes over from Brad Yetman, whose contract was not renewed by the Huskies. #x27;staff of the organization.
Huskies general manager Yannick Gaucher maintains that Martin Dagenais was first and foremost hired for his qualities human.
First, the qualities of the individual he is. Ultimately, that's what we were looking for at the base, to have a good individual, a good teacher, says Gaucher.
” He is a former teacher by training, so in terms of pedagogy, I had good comments. We spent a lot of time together, I got to know him, I had good references for him, so it was the logical choice. »
— Yannick Gaucher, general manager of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
The pack's new leader says he wasn't hard to convince when he was approached by the Huskies organization.
It's kind of the fit< /em>. The first meetings with Yannick were very positive. Sometimes you barely talk about hockey at first, it's just whether it's going to work with that person. The fit was excellent and for me it was a no brainer. I think it's a good place for me to make my debut as a head coach in the major junior, expresses Martin Dagenais.
He adds that supporters of team can expect to see a fast, dynamic and intense team on the ice next season, which will be the 28th in Huskies history.
A lot of dynamism. I'm a guy who's always in a good mood. Demanding, but at the same time, I want it to be fun. I want the guys to come to the arena and have fun, but at the same time know that when they get here they have to put their boots on. work and it's going to be difficult. The fact that it's going to be difficult will make us better when it's time to play big games and that's kind of what we're aiming for, underlines Dagenais.