Dominique Ducharme (ice hockey)
|Dominique Ducharme (ice hockey)|
March 12, 1973 |
Joliette, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
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.
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.
Career playing statistics
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Career coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|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|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||1991–92|
|Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award (WHL)||2012-13|
- Dominique Ducharme's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Dominique Ducharme's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database