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
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