Guard Resigns as Assistant Coach, St. Jacques Hired

Some changes behind the Lloydminster Bobcats bench have recently taken place.

After being hired earlier this off-season, Assistant Coach Kelly Guard resigned from the position for personal reasons.

With an Assistant Coach then needed, the Bobcats are happy to introduce Chris St. Jacques, who has been hired to fill the role.

St. Jacques, a native of Edmonton, brings a wealth of experience to the Bobcats, having played 341 career WHL games, 300 in the ECHL, 40 in the AHL, and over 400 games in different countries in Europe.

“We are very excited to bring in a guy like Chris, who adds an incredible amount of experience to our organization,” said Bobcats Head Coach/GM Travis Clayton. “Along with his experience, Chris brings a winning attitude as well, having already won different league titles as a player.”

Back in the 2003/2004 season, St. Jacques helped lead the Medicine Hat Tigers to a WHL championship, recording 92 points in 64 regular season games, and 27 points in 20 playoff games.

“First of all, my family and I are very excited to be joining the Bobcat’s family, St. Jacques said. “After fourteen years of playing pro hockey, I look forward to the coaching aspect of the game and working with Travis and the entire organization.”

Playing professional hockey in Germany, St. Jacques won a pair of league championships.

“For myself I want to bring my experience from playing, as well as my knowledge and winning attitude,” he said. “I have had the privilege of winning three championship. I want to keep that going as a coach, doing whatever it takes to help Travis and the team achieve that wonderful feeling.”

St. Jacques also expressed his gratefulness towards Travis and the Bobcats organization for the opportunity.

The Bobcats will begin their 2018/19 regular season schedule on September 14 in Spruce Grove, before hosting their home opener the following day.

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