Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Serge Lajoie Named New Coach of Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Serge Lajoie Named New Coach of Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers

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Lajoie new coach of Kamloops Blazers

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Serge Lajoie has been named head coach of the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers.

Lajoie spent the last three seasons behind the bench of the University of Alberta Golden Bears and won a U Sports championship this year.

"There were a lot of qualified candidates and some very good interviews, but in the end I felt really strong about Serge," Blazers general manager Matt Bardsley said Monday in a statement by the team.

"He is an excellent communicator, a teacher of the game with a focus on development and has a good understanding of today's players."

Lajoie replaces Don Hay, who retired this past season, but remains on the Blazers staff as an advisor. …

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