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Sea Canine Promote Travis Crickard to Head Coach


August 5, 2022 – Quebec Main Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) – Saint John Sea Canine Information Launch

The Saint John Sea Canine are proud to announce the promotion of Travis Crickard to the place of Head Coach for the 2022-23 season.

Crickard joined the Sea Canine teaching employees in November 2021 as an assistant coach. The St. John’s Newfoundland-born coach received the Memorial Cup with the group final month. This was his second Memorial Cup look.

“I’m extremely grateful for the chance Basic Supervisor Trevor Georgie and Proprietor Scott McCain have given me to be Saint John’s Head Coach” mentioned Crickard. “Coming off our Memorial Cup run I stay up for constructing upon and honouring the Sea Canine’ success by creating the subsequent wave of Sea Canine athletes on the ice and younger males off the ice. I additionally endeavour to create an enduring legacy as a community-focused coach.”

Since retiring as a participant in 2010, Crickard led the Ottawa Jr. 67’s U18 AAA group to the Telus Cup closing in 2013 and has labored throughout all three leagues within the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). He beforehand labored with the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL) as an an assistant coach. In 2015, he received the Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Kelowna Rockets who made it to the Memorial Cup Closing earlier than in the end falling in additional time to the Oshawa Generals.

Crickard has additionally frolicked in New Zealand, because the Basic Supervisor of the Botany Swarm for 3 seasons and a one-month teaching internship with the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby group, and earlier than becoming a member of the Sea Canine final season, he served as Head Coach of the Waterloo Wolves U18 AAA group.

“Travis was an integral a part of our teaching employees that simply hoisted the Memorial Cup” mentioned Sea Canine President and Basic Supervisor, Trevor Georgie. “There have been quite a lot of nice classes and experiences for everybody this previous season, particularly main into and throughout the Memorial Cup match. We need to proceed to construct on these experiences and consistency is essential to carrying that ahead. Travis brings with him not solely this previous Memorial Cup expertise, however many others as a part of profitable packages within the CHL and internationally. He’s sensible, ready, targeted, and like our gamers, he’s all the time on the lookout for alternatives to be taught and get higher. We’re excited for him and his household to proceed to develop their lives right here in Saint John.”

Crickard additionally has worldwide teaching expertise, having labored for Hockey Canada and holding teaching employees roles twice on the Beneath-17 World Hockey Championships, together with profitable gold because the video coach with the 2020-21 Beneath-18 Canadian Males’s group.

“Being a head coach within the CHL is one thing I dreamed about since I used to be 18 years previous” mentioned Crickard. “As we speak, that dream has been realized and I’ve many individuals to thank from this previous season for his or her help towards this achievement and transition into the Head Coach function. My household and I are actually enthusiastic about staying in Saint John the place we really feel at residence. Within the subsequent few weeks, we’ll rent new assistant coaches and welcome many new faces and returning veterans to coaching camp. We stay up for icing a group that the followers could be happy with!

The Sea Canine will start coaching camp on August 15 and hit the ice for his or her first pre-season recreation on August 18th in Fredericton on the Aitken Centre. Tickets can be found now.

• Focus on this story on the Quebec Main Junior Hockey League message board…

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