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ROCKET ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF MARTIN LAPERRIERE AS ASSISTANT COACH
Laval Rocket Media Release
LAVAL, QC – The Laval Rocket announced on Monday that the team has agreed
to terms on a contract with Martin Laperrière to serve as an assistant to new head coach
“Martin is a highly respected instructor with years of experience at all levels of hockey. He
will be able to complement our group of coaches wonderfully,” emphasizes Jean-François
Houle. “His successes speak for themselves. Many of the players he has coached have made or are now enjoying professional careers. Whether at the junior or international level, Martin has always shown that he is a loyal and reliable coach. He is a man of values, and I am very proud of his addition to our staff.”
Laperrière, 46, has an excellent track record in coaching in the hockey world with nearly 20
years of experience. He made his coaching career debut as an assistant at the Midget AAA
level in Quebec with the Régents de Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudière in 1998-99 before serving as head coach for the next three seasons until 2002.
The Laval Rocket announced on Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a contract with Martin Laperrière to serve as an assistant to new head coach Jean-François Houle.#GoRocket pic.twitter.com/mM5Fhfvc0v
— Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) August 2, 2021
The following year, Laperrière joined the ranks of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the QMJHL as an assistant. He led the Drakkar as head coach between 2003 and 2005, before joining Patrick Roy‘s staff with the Quebec Remparts as an assistant from 2005 to 2016, reaching the playoffs every season along the way. The Remparts hoisted the prestigious Memorial Cup in 2006 against the Moncton Wildcats. In 2015, Laperrière and the Remparts lost in seven games in the final against the Rimouski Oceanic, but still took part in the Memorial Cup tournament as the host team.
Laperrière then returned to the Midget AAA to lead the Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard for two seasons, from 2016 to 2018. After a stellar 2016-17 campaign during which they posted a 29-8-3 record, Laperrière and the Blizzard won the Jimmy-Ferrari Cup, awarded to the champions of the postseason, after sweeping the Trois-Rivières Estacades in four games in the finals.
Before accepting the Rocket’s offer, Laperrière made a comeback with the Remparts as an
associate coach, a position he had been holding since 2018. He also led Team Quebec to the gold medal as the head coach at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
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