Former Wildcat and Fog Devil joins Kingston Voyageurs coaching staff

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The Kingston Voyageurs are excited to announce that Taurean White has been hired as the new Head Coach of the Hockey Club. White was Voyageurs General Manager Peter Goulet’s Assistant Coach with the Nepean Raiders for two seasons, 2010-11 and 2011-12, which included their Central Canadian Hockey League (CCHL) Championship season in 2011 and an appearance in the Fred Page Cup.

From Nepean, the 29 year-old White has a wealth of coaching experience, including Head Coach of the Brockville Braves in 2013-14 CCHL season as well as with the Mattawa Blackhawks this past 2014-15 season in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.  He was also the Head Coach of the Major Midget Eastern Ontario Wild in the OEMHL, and an Assistant Coach with the Ottawa Jr. 67’s who appeared in the Telus Cup National Midget Championship Tournament. Last year he began the season as the Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach the Battlefords North Stars in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

“Taurean is someone that I knew would be a great fit for the organisation,” said General Manager Pete Goulet. “I know how hard he works to be successful and I know it will rub off on the players and organisation.”

The Voyageurs are also pleased to announce that Mark Major and Phil Mangan will be joining the Club as White’s new Assistant Coaches.

Major was a first round selection of the North Bay Centennials in the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 1987 and played 183 games in three seasons in the OHL. In 1988, Major was the 2nd round selection, 25th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins and in 1996 appeared in two NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings. In 15 professional seasons, Major played in 1149 games, scoring 285 goals, with 584 points and 3578 penalty minutes. In 2012, Major joined the Kingston Frontenac’s coaching staff lead by Head Coach Todd Gill for the season. Previously, he had a very successful career as the Head Coach of the Amherstview Jr.C Jets in the Empire B Junior “C” Hockey League, leading the team to two league championships in four seasons with the Club.

Mangan is coming full circle to the Voyageurs as he played as a 15-year-old with the Club in the 2002-03 season before being selected by the Ottawa 67’s in the 6th round of the 2003 OHL Priority Selection. After three seasons in the OHL, Mangan joined the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the following year saw him wear the Captain’s “C” before being dealt to the St. John’s Fog Devils. Following his Junior career, he attended St. Francis Xavier University and played three years of varsity hockey, before playing four years professionally in Norway, the ECHL and the CHL, dressing for 152 games, scoring 28 goals, 71 points and 96 penalty minutes.

The Voyageurs will open the 2015-16 season with their Evaluation Camp to be held on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8th, followed by Main Camp on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16.

Source: Ontario Junior A Hockey League – http://pointstreaksites.com/view/ojhl/news-21/news_305575

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