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The deal is done.
Halifax Mooseheads majority owner Bobby Smith has signed general manager Cam Russell and head coach Dominique Ducharme to three-year contracts.
“Job one after our Memorial Cup victory was re-signing the general manager and coach who led our team to a record-breaking season. I am extremely pleased to have Cam Russell and Dominique Ducharme back with the Halifax Mooseheads,” stated Smith in a release issued Friday morning.
Smith also signed assistant coaches Jim Midgley, Steve Hartley and goaltending coach Eric Raymond, to new two-year contracts with the club.
Russell, the team’s general manager since January 2009, is one of the main masterminds behind this year’s President Cup and Memorial Cup winning team.
Smith said he’s relieved to have the deals behind him.
“It was a four-minute negotiation, Dominique wanted to be here,” he said. “He’s the best coach in the CHL for a reason.”