After two seasons behind the bench, Matt Beaudoin has decided to step down from his position as head coach of the LaSalle Vipers.
Beaudoin and his staff were recently awarded as the Coaching Staff of the Year in the GOJHL Western Conference after guiding the Vipers to a 33-15-1-1 record in the regular season, followed by a first-round playoff series victory over the Chatham Maroons. The team’s 33 wins were the most by a Vipers outfit since the 2016-17 season, a season which ultimately came to an end in a Western Conference Semifinals defeat to the Leamington Flyers.
In total, Beaudoin compiled a record of 60-32-4-2 over his two seasons, following up a successful career as a player that saw him win championships with both the Vipers and the Windsor Lancers. He will now shift his focus to his family, with his wife Sarah and their daughter Camille.
Also departing Beaudoin’s staff is assistant coach Eric Noel. The former Vipers captain coached this year’s forward group, and also led the team’s power-play. He too will be shifting his focus to his young family, with wife Amanda, son Easton, and a second child on the way, while coaching the Sun County Panthers U12 AAA team.
The entire LaSalle Vipers organization thanks Matt and Eric for their tenure as coaches and wish them the very best in their future endeavours.