Cleveland Monsters Assistant Switches to Blue Jackets After CBJ Trainer Rejects Covid-19 Vaccine
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Cleveland Monsters Associate Coach and also Former NHL Defender Steve McCarthy has actually been revealed as the brand-new assistant to the Columbus Blue Jackets mentoring personnel under head instructor BradLarsen
The Blue Jackets revealed Monday that McCarthy will certainly change assistant instructor Sylvain Lefebvre, that declined to get a COVID-19 vaccine and also can no more execute his mentoring tasks amidst the organization’s security procedures.
“Although we are dissatisfied, we appreciate that this choice is an individual choice for Sylvain and also desire him all the very best,” stated Jarmo Kekalainen, basic supervisor of Blue Jackets, in a main declaration. “We enjoy to have an impressive instructor in our club in Steve McCarthy that has actually played in this organization, won champions as a player and also was a vital participant of our hockey procedures department as an assistant instructor in Cleveland.”.
The 40- year-old McCarthy has actually trained the Monsters for 5 periods and also briefly bet the Monsters as a player after betting the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks and also Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL.
The Monsters open their 2021-2022 period versus Syracuse on October 15 th. The Blue Jackets, base of the NHL Central Division last period, will certainly open this year’s war the Arizona Coyotes on October 14 th.
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