Halifax Mooseheads name Dominique Ducharme Head Coach
The Halifax Mooseheads announced Dominique Ducharme as their new head coach at a press conference today at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. A native of Joliette, Quebec, Ducharme is the 8th coach in Mooseheads history.
Ducharme, 38, spent the past three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the QMJHL’s Montreal Junior under Pascal Vincent. Prior to his tenure with the Junior, he was head coach of Joliette Action in the Quebec Jr AAA Hockey League from 2004 to 2008. With the Action, Ducharme compiled an impressive record of 149-43-4-7 winning two league titles, along with the Fred Page Cup in 2006. While in Joliette he was named coach of the year in 2008 after being a finalist for the award the 3 previous seasons. Furthermore, Ducharme was an assistant from 2002 to 2004 with UQTR Patriotes, winning a CIS Championship in 2003.
“Dominique joins us with an impressive resume as a young, passionate, up and coming coach” said Mooseheads Majority Owner Bobby Smith. ‘We’re thrilled for our Organization and our fans to have added such a quality individual to grow and lead our talented young players”.
Ducharme is the head coach of Team Quebec for the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge this coming December in Winnipeg. He was as an associate coach with the same program last year on a team which starred current Mooseheads Luca Ciampini and Simon Desmarais.
Ducharme played NCAA Division 1 hockey with the University of Vermont Catamounts between 1991 and 1995 recording 149 points in 130 games. He followed up his career at Vermont with 7 years of professional hockey spent mainly in the French Professional Leagues.
The Halifax Mooseheads would like to welcome Dominique and the Ducharme family to their organization and to the city of the Halifax.
Born: March 12th, 1973
Birthplace: Joliette, Quebec
Family: Wife – Nathalie Ouellet, Children: Xavier (8) Alexanne (5)
CAREER COACHING STATISTICS:
2002-03: UQTR (CIS), assistant coach: 20-2-2, won QSSF and CIS championships
2003-04: UQTR (CIS), assistant coach: 14-5-5, lost in second round
2004-05: Joliette (Jr. AAA), head coach: 29-16-3, first overall
2005-06: Joliette (Jr. AAA), head coach: 39-8-4, first overall, won league, won Fred Page Cup
2006-07: Joliette (Jr. AAA), head coach: 40-10-4, second overall, won league
2007-08: Joliette (Jr. AAA), head coach: 41-9-2, first overall, league finalist
2008-09: Montreal (QMJHL), assistant coach: 34-30-2-2, lost in second round
2009-10: Montreal (QMJHL), assistant coach: 31-30-2-5, lost in first round
2010-11: Montreal (QMJHL), assistant coach: 46-12-5-5, lost in second round
CAREER PLAYING STATISTICS (GP-G-A-P-PIM):
1991-92: Vermont (NCAA): 31-13-19-32-20
1992-93: Vermont (NCAA): 31-16-22-38-18
1993-94: Vermont (NCAA): 33-12-31-43-26
1994-95: Vermont (NCAA): 35-13-23-36-28
1995-96: Raleigh/Huntington (ECHL): 19-6-5-11-2
1995-96: Cornwall (AHL): 6-1-1-2-6
1996-97: Toulouse-Blagnac (France Div 2): 27-56-49-105-46
1997-98: Cergy (France Div 2): 28-73-68-141-40
1998-99: Cergy (France Div 1): NA-29-34-63-NA
1999-00: Joliette (QSPHL): 14-7-10-17-0
2000-01: Joliette/Sorel (QSPHL): 40-18-14-42-12
2001-02: Anglet (France): NA-13-22-35-NA
Named Quebec Jr AAA Coach of the Year 2008, a finalist for the award his other 3 seasons with Joliette (2005, 2006, 2007)……..Won a CIS National Championship with UQTR in Fredericton in 2003……Former teammates of Martin St.Louis, Tim Thomas and Eric Perrin while playing at Vermont…..Named 2011-12 Head Coach for Team Quebec at the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg……..Coached current Mooseheads Luca Ciampini and Simon Desmarais on Team Quebec at the 2010-11 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge as an Associate Coach….Top 3 in team scoring for the Catamounts in each of his 4 seasons at Vermont and sits 9th in scoring all time……Holds a Bachelors degree in Physical Education from Vermont University.