Brisson joins Gold Miners as assistant general manager

Kirkland Lake Gold Miners assistant general manager Alex Brisson PHOTO BY SUPPLIED PHOTO /jpg, KW, apsmc

Northern News staff – Kirkland Lake Northern News

The Kirkland Lake Gold Miners have announced the hiring of Alex Brisson as their new assistant general manager.

The Terrebonne, Que., native is no stranger to the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, as he played two seasons for the Cochrane Crunch (2016-17 and 2017-18) and was a member of their Copeland Cup championship team.

In fact, during the 2017-18 championship season Gold Miners general manager Jamy Bernier was the Crunch’s GM and assistant coach.

Since then, Brisson graduated from Brock University with a degree in sports management.

After retiring from hockey, Brisson has been involved in the hockey industry where he scouted and did analytics at the CHL, Junior ‘A’ and Junior ‘B’ levels.

He also spent an internship with the Rimouski Océanic in the QMJHL, before starting his coaching career with the Bradford Rattlers, of the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League, where he won a championship last season.

Brisson has spent time coaching in development camps in Western and Eastern Canada, as well as building connections all over the world.

After spending a year with Edge Hockey Academy in Whitby, he now coaches with the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland.

Speaking about Brisson joining his staff, Bernier said, “Alex was a great player, the kind of guy who had skill but worked hard 100 per cent of the time.

“He has great leadership qualities and those skills have transferred into his new passions off the ice in the hockey world.

“Alex and I have kind of always worked together since we both left Cochrane.

“With Alex’s connections all over the hockey world, he is not only going to help us bring new players in but also advance them to any avenues players may want to take after their time in Kirkland Lake.”