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Bobcats hire new assistant coach

The Lloydminster Bobcats have hired a new assistant coach as Kelly Gaurd resigns.

Earlier in the off-season, the Bobcats hired Assistant Coach Kelly Gaurd, however, due to personal reasons, Gaurd has resigned. To replace him the Cats have hired Edmonton native Chris St. Jacques.

“We are very excited to bring in a guy like Chris, who adds an incredible amount of experience to our organization,” said Bobcats Head Coach and General Manager Travis Clayton. “Along with his experience, Chris brings a winning attitude as well, having already won different league titles as a player.”

St. Jacques has played over 600 games in the WHL, AHL and ECHL. He has also played over 400 games in Europe, including Germany that won St. Jacques a pair of league championships. He says after playing pro hockey for fourteen years he looks forward to coaching in the Bobcats organization.

“For myself, I want to bring my experience from playing, as well as my knowledge and winning attitude,” St. Jacques said. “I have had the privilege of winning three championships. I want to keep that going as a coach, doing whatever it takes to help Travis and the team achieve that wonderful feeling.”

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The team will play their first game of the 2018/2019 season on September 14 in Spruce Grove followed by their home opener on September 15.

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