The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program has announced the departure of head coach Jeff Dubois, who has accepted a position as the head coach and general manager of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Creston Valley Thunder Cats.
Dubois was hired as the team’s second head coach in April, 2012 and was behind the bench for back-to-back British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championships in 2013 and 2014. He was a recipient of the league’s Coach of the Year award in both his seasons at Selkirk College and departs with a combined regular season and playoff record of 48-6-1.
Jeff Dubois (middle) guided the Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team to back-to-back league titles and departs for the KIJHL with an amazing combined regular season and playoff record of 48-6-1.
“We are very proud to have achieved the highest level of success over the past few seasons and Jeff’s contributions on and off the ice were certainly essential in making that happen,” says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College Athletics and Recreation Coordinator. “We wish him well with his new endeavor and hope he continues to succeed in the KIJHL.”
Dubois Thankful for Selkirk College Opportunity
As he prepares to move to his new surroundings, Dubois says he is grateful to Selkirk College and the community of Castlegar for his two tremendous seasons.
“Kim Verigin gave me the opportunity to prove myself as a head coach in the BCIHL and I’m very proud of the success we’ve been able to enjoy together,” says Dubois.
“I’m also thankful to all the people who make the program a success, including [Selkirk College President] Angus Graeme and the management staff at the college, and especially the outstanding group of student-athletes who have been primarily responsible for two great championship runs. I’m confident that the team’s returning players and incoming recruits have all the makings of becoming Selkirk’s best team yet. The foundation is clearly in place for the program to have continued success in the years to come.”
Dubois will assume his responsibilities with Creston Valley immediately, but will also continue to assist the Saints with the transition.