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Former NHL Coach: Rimouski Oceanic wants Jay Boucher as general manager and head coach

Former NHL Coach: Rimouski Oceanic wants Jay Boucher as general manager and head coach

Former Lightning and Senators head coach Guy Boucher is at the Rimouski Oceanic Center to become the team’s next head coach and general manager.

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according to the information obtained NewspaperOcéanic’s organization would have rolled out the red carpet for the former NHL coach with the ball now in his court.

“If he wants both positions, he’s currently an Oceanic guy,” stated a source close to the organization who also confirmed that Dominic Ducharme’s name has been circulating among the potential candidates.

The information is confirmed by two more people who are involved in the world of junior hockey in Bas-Saint-Laurent.

The Océanic organization has already confirmed that since Serge Beausoleil’s dismissal following the team’s elimination, several candidates have come forward to replace him.

However, everyone in Rimouski and throughout the league knows that Oceanic wants to strike a blow to win the Memorial Cup for the second time in its history.

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After being released by Ottawa in 2019, Guy Boucher will see some interest in returning to the QMJHL with a team like Océanic wanting to present the Memorial Cup in 2025 and aiming for top honors with a mature formation.

In Rimouski, Boucher will have all the clarity needed in a top-tier organization that has already lined up Crosby, Cavallier, and Richards to be noticed and back through the front door at Pittman Circle.

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Patrick Roy’s case this season with the Remparts is a good example of when many NHL teams currently aspire, including the New York Rangers.

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If Jay Boucher becomes the future Océanic’s confidence man, it will be a homecoming, as he served as an assistant coach at Rimouski for three seasons from 2003 to 2006.

The following year, he became head coach of the Voltigeurs Drummondville, which he led to the Memorial Cup in 2009, a tournament also held in Rimouski.

Boucher is also a “local guy”. He was born in Notre-Dame-du-Lac, a small commune in the Basse-Saint-Laurent that became Temisquata-sur-le-Lac, about an hour from Rimouski.

Newspaper Tried to reach Jay Boucher but to no avail so far.