Bonnyville Pontiacs Head Coach Mario Pouliot will remain with the Yaks for another two years.
Pouliot says he is very happy and excited to be back with the Pontiacs to keep pursuing the team’s goals.
“It’s going to be different for me compared to last year when I came in around September 19th. Now, I am going to be there from the very start for training camp.”
Pouliot joined the Pontiacs last season after the departure of Brad Flynn at the start of the year.
“It puts me in a position to know the players, league, and town from the beginning which is a huge difference. The future is looking good and we are going to have good team potential. For me, the most important thing is the players.”
The Pontiacs played in the North Division Final this season for the second time in franchise history and the first time since 2015.
“Last year I discovered a lot of good young men always willing to work hard and we’ve built a really good relationship with those guys. The next season will be pretty interesting so being there at the start of the season is going to be huge for [me]. I want to thank Chad, Neil, and the board for their trust.”
Associate General Manager Neil Langridge says the Pontiacs Organization is ecstatic to be able to have Coach Pouliot remain with the team for the next two years.
“It seemed like it was all meant to be last year with how Mario came to our team and then proceeded to lead the franchise to the north final for only the second time in our history.”
“Mario brings an upbeat approach to the game and in turn has high expectations from the players. That combined with his knowledge and experience turned out to be a great fit in our organization and community.”
The Bonnyville Pontiacs are heading into the 2023-2024 season with rising stars such as forwards Nico Beaudoin, Max Seguin, Ludovik Tardif, and arguably one of the most successful junior coach’s to lead them in Mario Pouliot.
Pontiacs fans will have a chance to meet Mario Pouliot and company at the Pontiacs Golf Tournament on August 19th, 2023.