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Halifax Mooseheads hire new head coach

Sylvain Favreau has been named the 13th head coach in the franchise's history
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The Halifax Mooseheads have a new bench boss.

Sylvain Favreau has been named the 13th head coach in the franchise's history.

The 42-year-old originally signed on with the team in 2017 as an assistant coach.

"Sylvain has been here for a number of years now and it was only a matter of time before he became a head coach," said general manager Cam Russell in a news release. 

"We feel this is the perfect time for Sylvain and that he is the right fit for this young and talented group."

Favreau has also worked with Hockey Canada, most recently as a head coach of Canada White at the 2019 World U17 Hockey Challenge where his team placed fourth.

"Sylvain has the requisite skill set, communication ability and leadership to enable our excellent group of players to reach their potential as individuals and as a team," stated Mooseheads majority owner Bobby Smith.

Favreau said he's very excited about the opportunity.

"I plan to use structure, discipline and strong communication to put my stamp on this young team on the rise," he stated.

"I am looking forward to growing alongside our players and turning this team into a contender."

Favreau replaces J.J. Daigneault, who was let go by the team last week.


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