News today out of the QMJHL that majority owner Bobby Smith is the new head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads. In a brief release today, the team made it clear that outgoing bench boss Cam Russell is still employed and will continue on in a key management role.
The release from the Mooseheads:
"Halifax Mooseheads Majority Owner Bobby Smith announced today that Cam Russell has relinquished his duties as Head Coach of the Halifax Mooseheads. Smith will take over the Head Coaching duties immediately. Russell will remain as the team’s General Manager in charge of player personnel and the draft.Russell was on The Pipeline Show in September. Bobby Smith had a lengthy NHL career most notably as a member of the Montréal Canadiens and the Minnesota North Stars. He was chosen 1st overall by the Stars at the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft.
“Cam has done a tremendous job replenishing our depth chart with talented young hockey players”, stated Bobby Smith. “It is now our job to make sure these players reach their potential. We owe it to ours fans to return to being an elite team in the QMJHL.”
Smith, a 15-yr NHL veteran who scored 1036 points with Montreal and Minnesota, will make his coaching debut Tuesday night at the Metro Centre against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at 7pm."
Neate Sager from Yahoo! Sports has added an update with quotes from Smith.