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Gordie Dwyer lands new job in QMJHL

['Gordie Dwyer is shown during a recent practice with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.']
Gordie Dwyer is shown during a practice with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.

Former Western Capitals, Charlottetown Islanders head coach now leading Shawinigan


Former Summerside Western Capitals and Charlottetown Islanders head coach Gordie Dwyer has a new job.
The 42-year-old native of Dalhousie, N.B., was named the head coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s (QMJHL) Shawinigan Cataractes on Sunday.
Dwyer replaces Daniel Renaud, who had been Cataractes head coach since 2017. He takes over a team that has lost five of its last seven games to fall to 23-28-0 (won-lost-overtime losses).
Dwyer, who played 108 regular-season games in the National Hockey League, started his coaching career with the Capitals and led P.E.I.’s lone junior A franchise to the Maritime Junior Hockey League championship in 2011.
After two years with the Caps, Dwyer made the jump to the QMJHL and spent four seasons with the Islanders’ franchise, which was known as the P.E.I. Rocket for his first two years. He has also coached in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), coached professionally in Switzerland and internationally with Team Canada at the Spengler Cup and the Youth Olympic Games.

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