Monday, February 7, 2011

Guy Carbonneau takes over bench duties in Chicoutimi

Press Release

The Chicoutimi Saguenéens today confirmed that Guy Carbonneau will take over as head coach of the franchise. Marc-Étienne Hubert had taken over since the organization dismissed Richard Martel. He maintained a perfect 3-0 record during his tenure as interim head coach.

Guy Carbonneau will make his debut on Wednesday in Val-d’Or as the Saguenéens begin a three-game road trip. It will be his first crack as a head coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League after a near three-year stint as head coach of the storied Montreal Canadiens franchise (2006-2009). He posted a 124-83-23 record in just under three seasons with the NHL club.

Moreover, the Saguenéens named Marc Desforges as their new representative at the QMJHL Board of Governors. League rules forbid a head coach from active duty at the Board of Governors.

Finally, Jos Canale takes over as General Manager until the end of the season.

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