Belliveau Out?

Photo Credit: Richard LaFortune

By Henry Whitfield

According to an article in the Chronicle Herald today, it appears that the Dalhousie Tigers are getting ready to let Men’s Hockey Coach Pete Belliveau go.

The original story speculates that long-time Moosehead assistant Chris Donnelly, who joined the Tigers this off-season, would take over the reigns behind the bench.

If Belliveau is let go, it’s another big story for this Tigers program just weeks after it was finalized that their Arena would be taken down at the end of the 2011/2012 season as part of the Campus master-plan.

Timing is also strange, as the head coach was given a five-year extension in July 2010, which indicated that administration was happy with the rebuild process that was ongoing.

The Tigers have struggled this season, coming off their best season in a decade and making the playoffs, hit with injuries and bad luck. They sit with just two wins after 14 games, with a glaring -48 in the goals for/goals against category.

However this turns out, the Tigers will return to action on January 6th, hosting Troy Ryan’s St. Thomas Tommies.

Henry is a writer for  and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU  every Monday Morning at 10am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.


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