Vincent named Jets assistant coach
KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency
Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel has rounded out his coaching staff with the hiring of assistant Pascal Vincent.
The 39-year-old has been a head coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the last 12 seasons with the Montreal Juniors and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. His career QMJHL head coaching record is 429-313-87.
Vincent was also the league’s general manager of the year for Cape Breton during the 2006-07 season. His goaltender was current Jets puck stopper Ondrej Pavelec.
The Laval, Que., native led the Montreal Juniors to the QMJHL’s second-best record last season at 46-12-10.
Noel’s other assistant is former Edmonton Oilers defenceman Charlie Huddy.