BOUCHERVILLE, Sunday, March 14, 2010 – After establish the new mark with career win number 570 only a few weeks ago, Richard Martel will reach another important milestone by coaching his 1,121st regular season game today, tying the mark set by Guy Chouinard earlier this season.
Martel will tie the record just as the puck drops this afternoon when the Chicoutimi Saguenéens battle the Océanic at the Rimouski Colisée.
Of note, Martel is in his sixteenth full season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He enjoyed successful stints in St-Hyacinthe, Val-d’Or and Baie-Comeau before joining the Saguenéens organization midway through the 2003-04 season.
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