May 27, 2011
Cameron a candidate for Sens' coaching job
By TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency
MISSISSAUGA -— Dave Cameron is a candidate for the Ottawa Senators’ head coaching job.
But could Cameron, the head coach and general manager of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, be in line for another job in the Senators organization?
“Potentially,” Senators and Majors owner Eugene Melnyk said after a formal news conference at the 2011 Memorial Cup on Friday.
“Dave is in the mix (to be the Senators’ next head coach). But there are a number of great coaches out there who are front-line and centre as well.
“(Senators’ GM) Bryan Murray will start interviews very soon.”
Had a perfect season — a gold at the world junior, an Ontario Hockey League championship and a Memorial Cup title — become reality for Cameron, the Sens head coaching job might have been his to lose. But Canada collapsed in the world junior final against Russia and the Majors lost in Game 7 of the OHL final versus Owen Sound. The Majors on Friday night played the Kootenay Ice in the Memorial Cup semifinal.
The list of candidates for the Sens job is believed to include Craig MacTavish, Peter DeBoer, Kurt Kleinendorst and Kevin Dineen, among others. If not the head coach, Cameron conceivably could be an assistant.