Charlottetown - The Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League have added an assistant coach with league experience and strong Island roots, as well as a goaltending consultant with close ties to the Island community says Islanders General Manager Grant Sonier.
“We have hired Island native Connor Cameron as an assistant coach, as well Paul Drew as a goaltending consultant”, Sonier said. “We went through the process of looking at candidates and there was a lot of interest expressed from all corners of the hockey world. After an extensive search and process I feel we have added great value to our coaching staff.”
Cameron joins the Islanders after spending the past two seasons as assistant coach with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Prior to joining the QMJHL he spent one season as assistant coach of the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Cameron born in Summerside is the son of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Dave Cameron.
Drew comes to the Islanders after completing his playing careers. During that time he was a member of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers, as well as Dayton Bombers of the ECHL. Drew is best known to Islanders for the three years he spent with the UPEI Panthers.
Cameron and Drew join Head Coach Gordie Dwyer and assistant coach Luke Beck forming the coaching staff for the upcoming season. The Charlottetown Islanders organization would like to welcome them both and look forward to working with them this upcoming season.
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