Nicole Bouchard continues to interrupt down limitations within the hockey world: She turned the primary girl on Thursday to carry the place of a workforce’s assistant basic supervisor in QMJHL historical past.
A pioneer, she was beforehand the chief of workforce companies and media relations for the group.
“Nicole has been in hockey for 43 years. It has lengthy performed a important position within the group and now’s the time to formalize its significance within the group,” stated Martin Tremblay, chief working officer of Quebecor’s Sports activities and Leisure Group.
In truth, his job description won’t change in any respect. She already did nearly all of the work of a deputy CEO with out the title. However this nomination goes far past the title.
“I feel it’s going to pave the best way for different ladies who need the title sooner or later,” she proudly admitted.
She is going to due to this fact proceed to help the brand new supervisor Simon Gagné in his duties and handle all of the logistical a part of the work, be it organizing journeys or relations with the boarding households.
And he or she received’t hesitate to provide him her perspective on hockey points, notably hiring a brand new head coach.
“It’s not me who will select. […] He will definitely ask me if I do know sure folks and it will likely be my pleasure to provide him my opinion on what I do know concerning the completely different candidates.
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At all times an vacancy
Regardless of having to depart two massive gamers in Patrick Roy and Jacques Tanguay on Tuesday, the Remparts opted for continuity by bringing in Simon Gagné as basic supervisor and providing Nicole Bouchard a promotion. Emotional on the announcement of Roy and Tanguay’s departure on Tuesday, she admits this imaginative and prescient will assist make the transition. A bit of.
“I nonetheless really feel an vacancy watching these two folks stroll after seeing them nearly on daily basis for 26 years. Now we’re starting a brand new period. It’s day 1 of a rebuild and I shall be part of it. I’m very completely satisfied.”
Additionally, she had no intention of following her two companions to the exit on Tuesday.
“I wasn’t able to cease work and go some place else, it wasn’t in my profession plan. […] I’ve devoted my life to hockey and I feel I’ll finish it with hockey!
One factor stays clear: she received’t hesitate to hassle Roy irrespective of the place he’s!
“I’ll name him usually! Anyway, we’ve talked to one another a number of occasions within the final two days.”