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The Coaching Staff

KIRKLAND LAKE GOLDMINERS COACHING STAFF

Marc Lafleur is entering his 5th year as the program’s Head Coach and GM. During his tenure, the GoldMiners won the league title in 2014 and the Eastern Division regular season title in 2015. Last season, the Miners were Eastern Conference Champions, League runner-up & Dudley-Hewitt Cup  host and semi-finalist. In addition, Marc has served as an Assistant Coach for Team Canada East, for four consecutive years at the World Jr. A Challenge,  was Head Coach for Team NOJHL at the 2013 Central Canada Cup Challenge and served as a guest Coach for Hockey Canada's 2016-2017 U17 selection camp.  Prior to that, Marc served as Assistant Coach of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2010-2012.

Marc was named NOJHL Coach of the Year for the 2012-2013 season and is certified at the Advanced Level of Hockey Canada’s Coaching Certification Program. The Bemidji State Alumnus earned his Masters Degree and had an 8 year teaching career prior to coaching full time.

 
Doug Bolger

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Jed Allick begins his third season on the GoldMiners staff, as Coach Lafleur’s lead assistant. Jed was the head coach of the Kirkland Lake Legion 87’s at the “AAA” Midget Level as well as the OCAA (Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association) level with the Northern College Huskies.

Jed is a former long time Minor Hockey coach  in Kirkland Lake, where he also worked on skill development in clinics and various Northern Ontario hockey schools. As well, Jed is a Certified Development Level II coach in the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA). On the GoldMiners staff, Jed primarily works with the forwards, and the offensive side of the game.

Paul is entering his third season on Head Coach &  GM Marc Lafleur’s coaching  staff. Paul is a Certified Level II  coach. Prior to joining the  Miners staff, Paul coached in  the Kirkland Lake Minor  Hockey Association at various  levels for 5 years. As well  during his 25 year career as a  referee, he spent 12 as an  NOHA linesman, he worked  many games at the Jr. A level. Together with Head Coach Marc Lafleur, Paul works  extensively with our defence  group.

Bryan Bertoncello, joined Coach Marc Lafleur's staff last season as a goaltending coach. Bryan has extensive coaching experience in minor hockey, as well as serving as goaltending coach/consultant, for a number of years with the AAA Midget KL Legion 87's. As a player, Bryan was the Great North Midget League Goalie of the Year, for the Soo, in the 90's as well as spending parts of 2 seasons with the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds in the OHL. Bryan always has a great rapport with his young netminders due to his easy-going persona, a welcome addition to the staff.

Doug Bolger begins his first season on Marc Lafleur's staff. The Kirkland Laker played for the Legion 87's AAA Midgets, "back in the day". Then spent a few years playing junior hockey, wrapping up his playing career, spending 2 years with the Temiskaming Titans of the GMHL.  A forward by trade, Doug will be working with the GoldMiners forwards group, along with lead assistant Jed Allick. Doug says he relishes this opportunity, to learn from Coach Lafleur, and feels he has a lot to contribute, given the fact he is a recently retired player and can relate to the Junior aged kids pretty well.

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