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P.E.I. Rocket head coach Gordie Dwyer watches his team during a practice at the Civic Centre.
Gordie Dwyer has been given a vote of confidence by the Charlottetown Islanders.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club announced Friday it had extended the Dalhousie, N.B., native’s contract by two years through 2015-16 season.
“It shows a commitment to (Gordie) and his family,” general manager Grant Sonier said.
“Over and above being a good hockey coach here with the Islanders, he’s gone out of his way to entrench himself in the community. . . He’s very popular in the city and on the Island.”
The announcement was made Friday during the club’s barbeque.
Dwyer, 35, has a 60-66-0-10 record in two seasons with the Rocket. He coached the Summerside Western Capitals in the Maritime Junior Hockey League prior to coming to Charlottetown. He had an 80-42-2-5 record in Summerside.