December 1, 2021

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QMJHL: Mario Durocher fired by Acadia-Bathurst Titan

QMJHL: Mario Durocher fired by Acadia-Bathurst Titan

The Acadia-Bathurst Titan has fired Mario Durocher as his head coach. The film crew revealed this in a press release on Thursday morning.

After winning their first five games of the season, the Titans lost eight of their next nine outings. At the heart of this slide, Durocher criticizes the performance of his players In an interview with Cornett LHJMQ.

“More than the alarm went off,” he said Nov. 2. Since the start of our season, everyone has been talking to me about the Memorial Cup. We think we’ve good, we’ve said goodbye, but I’m always told you that we’re far from the cup, to the lips, until the holidays. […] Gone with the habit of playing three games in four days and traveling? Are we out of juice? I find it hard to believe. These are excuses and this is where you need to dot the “i’s”. Apologies to the losers. “

Durocher exited after posting a Titan 9-9-2 record, finishing eighth out of ten teams in the QMJHL Eastern Association.

The 58-year-old coach is on his third campaign behind the Titan bench. With a total of 1,114 games to his credit, he needed seven more games to join Guy Chowdhury, the second most coached coach in QMJHL history.

One of his assistants, Greg Leyland, will take over based on acting.