RFH Hockey Off to Strong Start Under New Leadership

by Quinny McKean

RFH hockey’s new head coach, Yves Heroux, has successfully led the 2009-2010 team to a respectable start. Currently 8-5, the Dawgs have proven itself a force to reckon with.  Competing within the Shore Conference and against various private schools, the team hopes for the opportunity to compete in the upcoming state playoffs.

While the players have put much time and preparation into this season, they also acknowledge the successful leadership of their coach.  The players  have developed great respect for Heroux, and recognize his ability to instill discipline among the team.

Born in Quebec, Canada in 1965, Heroux was quite the hockey player himself.  Playing right wing, he attained numerous accolades throughout his career. He first played for Laurentides (AAA), followed by the Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL), and even entered the pros in 1983 in the 32nd round of the draft.

He split time between the Fredericton Express (AHL) and Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL)  After playing one professional game for the Quebec Nordiques in 1986, Heroux played for an additional decade in the minors.  He played on numerous teams as a contributing goal scorer before retiring in 2000.

In addition to his position as head coach at RFH, Heroux is also the hockey director and administrator for the Red Bank Armory Ice Complex.  Despite his rather quiet personality, his knowledge and game expertise is the secret ingredient for the current school season.

For current seniors, Heroux is the third coach in four years. His experience at the highest possible level of hockey provides the team with an advantage most other teams are not fortunate enough to have.  We wish the Dawgs the best of luck throughout the remainder of their season.

*Career information for Yves Heroux provided by http://www.legendsofhockey.net

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 6 0 2 2 0
1981-82 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 48 53 53 106 84
1982-83 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 41 40 81 44 5 0 4 4 8
1983-84 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 56 28 25 53 67
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 66 42 54 96 123 14 5 8 13 16
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 31 12 10 22 42 2 0 1 1 7
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 42 14 8 22 41
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 37 8 6 14 13
1986-87 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 25 6 8 14 31 2 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 5 0 2 2 2
1988-89 Flint Spirits IHL 82 43 42 85 98
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 65 13 24 37 63
1989-90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 14 3 2 5 4 5 2 2 4 0
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 45 22 18 40 46
1990-91 Peoria Rivermen IHL 33 16 8 24 26 17 4 4 8 16
1991-92 Peoria Rivermen IHL 80 41 36 77 72 8 5 1 6 6
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 80 38 30 68 86
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 0 2 2 4
1993-94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 74 28 30 58 113
1994-95 Worcester IceCats AHL 7 3 1 4 2
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 66 31 24 55 56 5 2 3 5 6
1995-96 EHC Lustenau Alpenliga 8 6 9 15 4
1995-96 EHC Lustenau Austria 33 23 31 54 62
1996-97 Augsburger Panther Germany 20 4 9 13 30
1996-97 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 27 11 17 28 34 5 0 3 3 12
1997-98 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 50 14 12 26 147
1998-99 HK Olimpija Ljubljana Alpenliga 12 7 10 17 56
1998-99 EC Graz Alpenliga 15 13 6 19
1999-00 Ayr Scottish Eagles BH-Cup 8 7 3 10 2
1999-00 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 37 17 20 37 90 7 0 0 0 14
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0

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