The Williams Lake Timberwolves Junior A Hockey Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Dave Dupas as the team's new head coach. Dupas has signed a two-year contract for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons.
Dupas brings to the Timberwolves more than 10 years of head coaching experience at the Junior A, Junior B, Semi-Pro, BC Major Midget and Bantam AA levels. He most recently led the Kelowna-based Okanagan zone Major Midgets to a third place finish at the Provincial Finals.
A native of Burnaby, B.C., Dupas spent four years as a player in the BCHL and was twice named a first-team All Star defenceman with the New Westminster Royals. He also played three seasons of NCAA Division I hockey at North Arizona University and had professional stints with the Fresno Falcons and Orlando Typhoons, as well as the St. Louis Vipers of the Roller Hockey International league.
Timberwolves majority owner John Wright like what Dupas brings to the table.
“Dave is a solid mentor, having had great success at all levels of his coaching career,” Wright says. “We're very excited about having him onboard with the Timberwolves. He shares a similar coaching philosophy to that of both myself and general manager Geoff Murdoch and knows what we hope to accomplish in our first season of play.”
Dupas assumes his new role in Williams Lake as of June 1st, 2009.