ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Elmira Enforcers has named former Danville Dasher head coach Ray Tremblay as their second head coach in franchise history.
Elmira Enforcers owner Robbie Nichols says he had 12 candidates for the job and wanted someone who knew all of the players, knew how close they were to winning a championship, and was passionate.
When Brent Clarke took over in Watertown Robbie Nichols conducted a thorough search for someone who could help the Enforcers capture that elusive championship. “We saw what Ray did with the Dashers last season and when Coach Clarke left we knew it was a big role to fill. We feel confident Ray can do that. The task is a large one and we are very confident that we have the right man for the job to finish what we started in our first two seasons here in Elmira.”Robbie Nichols
Tremblay led the Dashers to a 26-21 record (including overtime games) in his first season with team, finishing third before the season ended early.
“Elmira is a premier organization in the league,” said Tremblay. “Robbie is very passionate and cares about the team and that shows. With such a strong roster already in place, I’m very excited to get to work.”
Tremblay previously played for SUNY Brockport from 2008-2011 and in Watertown with the Privateers during the 2013-14 season
Ahmed Mahfouz will be returning to the team as the associate head coach after winning the FPHL MVP.
Stephan Timofeyev, Cameron Yarwood, JT Walter, Gino Mini, Mark Essery, and Troy Passingham will also be returning to the team.
Elmira’s run for a Commissioner’s Cup was cut short when the FPHL paused and subsequently canceled the remainder of the season due to COVID-19.