River Dragons Hire North American Scout Kevin St Jacques latest addition to River Dragons staff
The Columbus River Dragons, proud members of the FPHL, are pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin St Jacques (saint zhock) as North American Scout. He will help assess and recruit players, with a strong focus on players aging out of junior hockey who are ready to make the jump to the professional ranks.
St Jacques, who is the current head coach of the Carolina Junior Hurricanes, has a long resume when it comes to hockey. The Edmonton, Alberta native played five seasons of major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Spokane Chiefs and the Lethbridge Hurricanes before being drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1991 NHL Entry Level Draft. Kevin enjoyed an eighteen-year professional career as a player in North America and Europe before making the transition to coaching.
No stranger to the area, St Jacques began his junior coaching career in 2014 as the head coach of the Atlanta Knights/ Kings organization of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) and was responsible for helping more than forty players transition to college hockey during his stint in Atlanta. This season he will add to his responsibilities by helping players who are aging out of junior hockey begin their professional careers. “I look forward to joining the River Dragons family” stated St Jacques, adding, “My goal is to assist in developing a pipeline of talent that will bring championship caliber players to the River Dragons”.
HOCKEY RETURNS to the Columbus Civic Center on Friday, November 1st at 7:35 PM when your River Dragons take on the Elmira Enforcers to open the home portion of their inaugural FPHL schedule.