Mooseheads’ New Assistant Coach
Halifax Mooseheads Head Coach Dominique Ducharme announced today the signing of Jim Midgley as assistant coach for the next two seasons. Midgley will join Ducharme and assistant coach Steve Hartley behind the bench for the Herd this season.
Midgley, 33, joins the Mooseheads with a solid track record of coaching and developing young players at the midget and junior ranks. For the past 2 seasons he has been the Director of Hockey Operations for Rothesay Netherwood Prep School in New Brunswick. He was also Head Coach for Team New Brunswick at the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax. Prior to that Midgley was assistant coach for the Saint John Sea Dogs from 2007 to 2009 and held the same position at Acadia University from 2003 to 2007. He also has coaching experience with Hockey Canada, as assistant coach for Team Atlantic Under 17 in 2009, followed by head coach in 2010.
“Jim brings tremendous communication and team development skills to our Club,” stated Ducharme. “He has a great reputation for growing players at this level and we look forward to him joining us behind the bench in Halifax next season.”
As a player, Midgley played 4 seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the North Bay Centennials and Belleville Bulls. He moved to Halifax following his junior career and starred 4 years at St. Mary’s University, where he captained the Huskies for three of those seasons while being named All-Canadian twice.
“I am excited to be joining an organization with as rich a history and tradition as the Halifax Mooseheads”, stated Midgley, originally from Townsend, Ontario. “The organization has been very committed to building their program the right way, and as a coach I’m looking forward to working with the club’s talented young prospects. I am very thankful for my time at Rothesay Netherwood School and look forward to working with Dominique and the rest of the coaching staff. “
Midgley will relocate to Halifax later this month in preparation for the Mooseheads Training Camp which opens August 17th at Cole Harbour Place.