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Travis Crickard (left) and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey pose for a photo with the Memorial Cup. Image: Premier of NL/Twitter

Sea Dogs Name New Head Coach

By Tamara Steele Aug 5, 2022 | 12:58 PM

The Saint John Sea Dogs have named Travis Crickard the team’s new head coach for the 2022-23 season.

He joined the team’s coaching staff in November 2021 as an assistant coach.

The St. John’s, Newfoundland-born coach won the Memorial Cup with the team last month.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity General Manager Trevor Georgie and Owner Scott McCain have given me to be Saint John’s Head Coach,” said Crickard. “Coming off our Memorial Cup run I look forward to building upon and honouring the Sea Dogs’ success by developing the next wave of Sea Dogs athletes on the ice and young men off the ice. I also endeavour to create a lasting legacy as a community-focused coach.”

Crickard played with the Ottawa 67s and Kelowna Rockets before retiring from playing in 2010.

His coaching experience ranges from rugby to hockey.

Crickard served as General Manager with New Zealand’s Botany Swarm for three seasons and before joining the Sea Dogs served as Head Coach of the Waterloo Wolves U18 AAA team.

Sea Dogs President and General Manager, Trevor Georgie, called Travis was an integral part of the team’s coaching staff that just hoisted the Memorial Cup.

“There were a lot of great lessons and experiences for everyone this past season, especially leading into and during the Memorial Cup tournament. We want to continue to build on those experiences and consistency is key to carrying that forward. Travis brings with him not only this past Memorial Cup experience, but many others as part of winning programs in the CHL and internationally. He is smart, prepared, focused, and like our players, he is always looking for opportunities to learn and get better. We’re excited for him and his family to continue to grow their lives here in Saint John.”

Training camp for the Sea Dogs starts August 15th and the team hits the ice for their first pre-season game on August 18th in Fredericton at the Aitken Centre.



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