Dominique Ducharme (ice hockey)

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Dominique Ducharme (ice hockey)
Born (1973-03-12) March 12, 1973 (age 41)
Joliette, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Position Wing
Shot Left
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2002

Dominique Ducharme (born March 12, 1973) is a former ice hockey player and current coach of the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Ducharme had a four-year standout career playing for the University of Vermont Catamounts men's hockey team. He ranks 9th all-time in points with 149, and seventh all-time in assists with 93 at UVM while playing alongside the likes of future NHLers and Stanley Cup champions, Martin St. Louis and Tim Thomas.

After graduation, Ducharme began his professional career with splitting time between the Raleigh IceCaps and Huntington Blizzard of the ECHL along with the Cornwall Aces of the AHL in 1995-96. After that, he embarked on a five-year career in the French lower leagues, before retiring in 2002.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2004, Ducharme took his first coaching job, working with his hometown junior team, the Joliette L'Action in the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League. He stayed there until 2008, when he accepted a position as an assistant coach with the Montreal Junior Hockey Club in the QMJHL, until taking the Halifax job in 2011.

Ducharme's first season with the Mooseheads saw the team finish 6th overall in the QMJHL, and second in the Maritimes Division reaching the semifinals of the President's Cup. In 2012-13, with top NHL Draft prospects like Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, Ducharme and the Mooseheads went 58-6-3-1, registering 347 goals for and only 176 goals against. In the 2013 President's Cup playoffs, Halifax lost just one game to capture its first QMJHL crown in team history. With automatic entry in to the 2013 Memorial Cup, the Mooseheads defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4, to win its first Memorial Cup title, and become the third-straight QMJHL team to win the tournament in as many years. For his efforts, Ducharme was awarded with the Ron Lapointe Trophy as the QMHJL's Coach of the Year.

Ducharme has also been involved with Hockey Canada assisting on Quebec in the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and most recently, an assistant coach for the Canada Under-18 National Team at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.[2]


Career playing statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 University of Vermont ECAC 31 13 19 32 20
1992–93 University of Vermont ECAC 31 16 22 38 18
1993–94 University of Vermont ECAC 33 12 31 43 26
1994–95 University of Vermont ECAC 35 13 23 36 28
1995-96 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 6 1 2 3 0
1995-96 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 13 5 3 8 2
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 5 1 1 2 6
1996-97 Toulouse-Blagnac France3 27 56 49 105 46
1997-98 Cergy France3 28 73 68 141 40 - - - - -
1998-99 Cergy France2 28 29 34 62 -
1999-00 Anglet France 35 16 22 38 40
2001-02 Anglet France 35 13 22 35 -
Career totals 308 248 296 544 226

Career coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish W L Win % Result
Halifax Mooseheads (QMHJL) 2011-12 68 36 22 - 2 85 2nd in Maritimes 10 7 .588 President's Cup Semifinal
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 2012-13 68 58 6 - 3 120 1st in Maritimes 19 2 .904 Memorial Cup Champions
Total 136 94 28 - 6 .773 28 9 .756

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1991–92
Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award (WHL) 2012-13

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