New Coaching appointments for the Stars

(Montr̩al, Qu̩bec) August 28, 2013 ???

The Montreal Stars organization is pleased to announce the arrival of new Head Coach Dany Brunet. A veteran coach, Brunet has 22 years experience in hockey, including 4 years as the Head Coach of the Forestiers d’Amos Midget AAA, 6 years as an assistant in Midget AAA (Forestiers d’Amos, Lions du Lac St-Louis, Vikings de St-Eustache), 2 years as an Associate Coach with Team Quebec, Defi Mondial U17, U16, Jeux du Canada, and as a recruiter for the Pheonix de Sherbrooke in the LHJMQ.

???Dany is extremely experienced as a technician, tactician, teacher and in developing players and programs. We share a common vision for how to continue developing the Stars’ organization, and to begin building a structured program of excellence for our top female athletes in Quebec. Dany is also very interested in developing the grassroots growth of our game,?۝ says Montreal Stars’ General Manager, Meg Hewings.

Legendary Canadian National Team Coach and University of Montreal General Manager, Daniele Sauvageau, has also agreed to join the Stars as a Program Consultant. ???Daniele has an unparalleled experience in the female game growing championship programs. She will help our club increase our organizational capacity and continue to become a model sports organization. Her support will be invaluable as we begin to professionalize our club and structures,?۝ adds Hewings.

Philippe Trahan returns to the club as Associate Coach, while former player and long-time assistant team captain, Kelly Sudia, will remain as the Operations Manager and Video Coach. ???Phil and Kelly’s invaluable knowledge of the players and female game, as well as their commitment to this team, will be essential to our club’s success this season, and in future ones.?۝

The new coaching staff will be rounded out by Goalie Coach, Gilles Charron. His 26 years of coaching experience has seen him work in every minor hockey category, including Midget Espoir, Midget AAA, Junior AAA and Junior Major. He has invaluable experience with Team Quebec (U17) and many hockey schools, and more specifically, has coached veteran Stars goalie Kim St-Pierre, as well as Corey Crawford and Marco Cousineau. ???Gilles will make a great addition to our hockey staff this season, and we’re thrilled to welcome him aboard to help us develop our program.?۝

Finally, Sports Dietitian Pearle Neremberg will set in motion the club’s nutrition and wellness program, the first pilot initiative of its kind in the CWHL.

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Information and interviews :

H̩l̬ne Lapointe
Relations de presse / Media Relations
Stars de Montr̩al
[email protected]
Cell. : 514 266-7566