Another move made by HC/GM Eric Labrosse since his recent hiring is to add Paul-Antoine Deslauriers as Assistant Coach. With an extensive background that naturally leads to coaching, he will take the full-time position to join Labrosse behind the bench in the coming season.
“What a great acquisition for our organization it is to have Paul-Antoine join us with the Blizzard today. As a newly retired professional hockey player, this is an opportunity for PA to stay in the game of hockey and start his coaching career. His experience and knowledge as an ex-university and minor pro player will be beneficial to our players. Having a bachelor’s degree in Sports psychology as well as being in the process of finishing his master’s degree in human kinetics, PA will hold the roles of assistant coach as well as conditioning and mental coach. He will be a great asset to the coaching staff, offering our players all the resources they need in order for them to succeed both on and off the ice. We want our players to attain the next level in hockey as well as in life coming out of our junior hockey program. PA exemplifies all of these criteria’s and I am happy to have him on board and join our staff.” – Labrosse
“I am excited and grateful to be joining the Blizzard organization. Becoming a part of such an esteemed hockey club is very thrilling for myself. First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude towards Eric Labrosse and the organization for considering me in my new role as assistant and conditioning coach. The possibility of joining a team whose philosophy is now based around hard work, cultivating commitment to excellence and the nurturing environment it provides for its players was important to me. I am looking forward to bringing my passion, discipline, and creativity to each training session and game, always striving to support the players’ development and the club’s success.
I am also genuinely eager to meet and start working with the management team and the support staff. I believe that together, we can foster a positive and growth-oriented atmosphere that will lead the team to new heights and achievements in the upcoming seasons.” – Deslauriers
Welcome to the North!