Dicaire steps down as Flyers head coach

The Fort St. John Flyers, coached by Gerard Dicaire, pose after winning the 2015 Coy Cup. File photo

After leading the Fort St. John Senior Flyers to a Coy Cup championship in March, Gerard Dicaire has stepped down from his post as head coach of the club. He made the decision in order to offer more time to his family, and fulfil expanding work commitments according to a release put out by the team.

Dicaire has been a member of the organization for a number of years. The former two time NHL draft pick won an Allan Cup with the team, as well as the Savage Cup and a NPHL championship as a player before stepping behind the bench at the start of the 2013-2014 year.

Club president Paul van Nostrand said in the release, “As our player/coach the past two years, Gerard proved to be a very capable teacher. He effectively shared his wealth of experience, on the ice and behind the bench. Through his dedication, enthusiasm and sound mentorship,
he gained the respect of every member of our young team. Under Gerard’s leadership, the Senior Flyers accomplished something in March that had eluded the club for almost sixty years, the 2014-2015 BC Hockey Senior AA Coy Cup championship.”

The club expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Dicaire family for their dedication to the team.

The Flyers will now begin the process of selecting a new bench boss for the upcoming NPHL season. Anyone wanting to coach the squad this year is encouraged to contact general manager Lee Hartman at 250-261-9865, or by email at a.lee.hartman6@gmail.com.

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