The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers have hired Joel Gauthier as the club’s new goaltender and video coach.
Gauthier, a 32-year-old native of Moncton, has an extensive goaltending and video coach background.
He spent the last four seasons in the QMJHL with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles filling those roles. Previous to that he spent two seasons with the Moncton Midget Major Flyers and numerous summers teaching at Alexander Goaltending School.
attended numerous goaltending symposiums over his coaching career including one last season hosted by the NHLGA at the 2018 NHL draft in Dallas.
Newly appointed head coach Doug Doull is happy to add such a quality addition to the staff.
“Joel’s coaching resume is impressive for his age. He’s had success with elite goaltenders in the QMJHL and region. He’s a bright guy, well-read with a holistic approach to analytics which will benefit our entire group, not just exclusively goaltending. It’s a great find for the Ramblers. “Doull said
Last season’s goalie coach Adrian Lemay was hired this summer by the Bathurst Titan.
The Ramblers also announced 19-year-old defencemen Linden Namagoose has been dealt to Kirkland Lake for future considerations.
Ramblers GM Jeff LeBlanc said it was unfortunate it didn’t work out with Namagoose, who suffered a severe concussion in an early season game in Truro and was unable to fully recover
“Linden battled injuries all last season ultimately cutting his year short. He expressed that he wanted to be closer to home and we felt we needed to do that for him.” LeBlanc said.
In other news, Nick Yuill, who saw lots of action with the Ramblers last season after the completion of his season with Rothesay-Netherwood, has signed with the Cornwall Colts in Ontario.