Big news in the hockey world. Eric Belanger has been named head coach of the Trois-Riviers Lions.
This is what Le Noveliste learned.
ECHL: Mark-Andre Bergeron made his choice …https://t.co/BI0gBCGvvs
– Steve Turcotte (steveturcotte) June 11, 2021
This week, Logo and name unveiled, Then ticket sales started. This is another step in the right direction for the Canadian’s new school club at ECHL.
That means Mark-Andre Dumont is not coaching the team, he is in the race for a respectable position.
Eric Belanger is a logical choice. An RDS analyst for many years, he came from Quebec and knew the area. He also played 800 NHL games, so he knew his hockey. He will be the right leader for the new franchise.
In fact, Belanger will be officially appointed next week.
– HTheHabsForum June 11, 2021
If we believe the rumors, Bruce Richardson, coach of Armada de Blainville-Boisbryand in QMJHL, is in the race, but according to the latest information, the new general manager of the Lions is not Mark-Andre Bergeron. Never communicated with Richardson.
Bergeron and Belanger know each other well. The two men played hockey with the Minnesota Wild during the 2008-2009 season. The new Trois-Riviers head coach never hid his interest in the position. Prior to his performance at RDS, he was behind the Chevaliers de Lewis bench at Midgate AAA. Due to the epidemic, his time at the helm of the team lasted only a year at the end.
We therefore wish him well in his new role and hope that he and his team will be very successful.
– Belanger wanted to sign in Montreal in 2010, but the salary cap prevented him from doing so. So it’s coming back to the company for him, if you will.