The Moncton Wildcats named Darren Rumble their new head coach earlier this week.
Rumble had a long pro hockey career, playing 193 games in the NHL and many more in the AHL and other leagues. According to the Wildcats website, “he started his coaching career in 2004 with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL and has over nine years of solid coaching experience including two as Head Coach with the Norfolk Admirals. His most recent assignment was as an assistant coach in the WHL with the Seattle Thunderbirds.”
His coaching career also includes a stop in Lewiston where he was an assistant coach with the Maineiacs (R.I.P.).
Here’s the press conference:
Rumble takes over for Danny Flynn who was relieved of his coaching duties a few months ago.
Some other QMJHL news…
- Rimouski Oceanic general manager Philippe Boucher is the new GM and head coach of the Quebec Remparts, taking over for Patrick Roy. Buzzing The Net has more details.
- TSN analyst Craig Button apologized to the Screaming Eagles via Twitter about the rant he went on after William Carrier was selected in the NHL Draft. “My apologies for making unnecessary comment about on not being able to beat a midget team,” Button tweeted. “It was wrong. Season was tough enough.”
- A new QMJHL blog, Awesome As Puck, has a list of all the players taken by QMJHL teams in the CHL Import Draft. The Sea Dogs selected Slovak Juraj Siska ninth overall if you haven’t heard.
- Stefan Fournier signed with the Montreal Canadiens.