The Red Deer Rebels have announced a change to their coaching staff for the upcoming season.
After serving one season as Assistant Coach, former Rebel Pierre-Paul Lamoureux is leaving to become an Associate Coach with the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League.
“The Red Deer Rebels would like to thank Pierre for his commitment he made to the organization over this past season as an Assistant Coach,” GM and Head Coach Brent Sutter said in a release. “We wish him and his fiancé, Randi all the best in this future endeavor to get to his ultimate goal of becoming a head coach.”
“I'm grateful for the opportunity to work the players and staff in Red Deer. I’ve always considered Red Deer home,” said Lamoureux, who is from North Dakota. “To have the chance to coach in the Western League for my alma mater holds special meaning for me. I'm excited to move my coaching career forward and the Rebels have aided in my growth as a coach. I want to give special thanks to the Rebels staff, but a special debt of gratitude to the Sutters, Dakers, Lodge, Truitt, and Froese families for welcoming Randi and I with open arms.”
Replacing Lamoureux as Rebels Assistant Coach is Brett Anderson, who hails from Sedgwick and graduated from Red Deer College with a diploma in Kinesiology before completing his degree at University of Alberta.
“I’m very excited to be coming home,” said Anderson/ “I look forward to giving back to the Central Alberta community that has given so much to me.”
Anderson was the Director and Head Coach at the Ontario Hockey Academy in Cornwall, Ontario last season. His extensive coaching experience includes time with the University of Saskatchewan (2012-13) the University of Alberta Pandas (2010-2012) and the Red Deer College Queens (2008-2010). He has also spent time as a head coach and assistant coach in both junior and men’s professional programs in Europe.
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