Dashers Name Ray Tremblay as New Head Coach

Danville, IL - The Danville Dashers are proud to announce that they have hired former Dasher Ray Tremblay as the new Head Coach for the 2019-2020 season. 

Tremblay, a former forward, returns to the Dashers after being a member of the organization as a player in 2013-14 and then again in 2015-16, amidst seasons played in France. In his career with the Dashers, he tallied up 76 points in 130 games played, adding 25 more points in the Federal Hockey League with the Watertown Privateers. This is Tremblay's first time as a professional coach, but he has plenty of leadership experience, providing a vital role in five playoff teams in his playing days. “I’m very excited about returning to the community of Danville.” Tremblay said. “With such a passionate and loyal following, I’m determined to put a successful and entertaining product on the ice this upcoming season.” 

The Westbank, BC native scored a career-high 50 points with the Dashers in the 2015-16 season and will return to friendly ice looking to lead the Dashers into the playoffs and beyond in the upcoming season. This familiarity bodes well, according to Dashers General Manager Diane Short. “I love that we are a developmental league, not only for players but for coaching and other staff positions. I first met Ray in 2012 when he played for the Dashers, then had the pleasure of working with him when he returned to the team in 2015. I feel that he will be a good fit for the organization and I’m excited to see what he brings to the table.”

Dashers owner Barry Soskin stated that Tremblay's familiarity with the game and experience will put him in a position to succeed. “It’s good to bring back a former player. Ray is familiar with the territory and what’s expected. We have confidence that he will bring what is needed, and we look forward to a great season.”

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