The coaching team that led Fife Flyers from the bottom of the Elite League to the play-off finals weekend will remain in place next season, the club has confirmed.
Todd Dutiaume will continue as Flyers head coach for a landmark 10th consecutive season while fellow Canadian Danny Stewart returns for a fourth season as a player associate coach.
On his return to the hot seat, Dutiaume said: “I’m delighted to be back at the helm for next season.
“The last few months of the season was one of the most enjoyable times I’ve had in my coaching career, and one of the most successful.
“It gave us a small taste of what can be accomplished, and gave our local British guys some valuable experience.
“The hard work begins now to build a team capable of competing each night in the EIHL.”
Dutiaume is looking forward to continuing his coaching partnership with sidekick Stewart, who also scored 15 goals and 24 assists for the team last season.
“I feel we’ve built a successful partnership over the last couple of years,” Dutiaume said.
“We both have our strengths and weaknesses but towards the end of last year we got into a rythmn that worked very well and it’s something we’ll be looking to continue next year to try and reach greater heights.
“Expectations will be high but we’re up for the challenge.”
>> Read Todd Dutiaume’s exclusive interview on his appointment and ambitions for the club in today’s Fife Free Press. On sale now.