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Screaming Eagles Appoint New GM, Hockey Operations and Assistant GM, Hockey Operations

May 17, 2019 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Cape Breton Eagles News Release

Sydney, NS - The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are pleased to announce Jacques Carriere as the organization's new General Manager, Hockey Operations and John Hanna as Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations.

"The shareholders are committed to building a winning team and that begins with drafting well, developing the players we draft and winning with those players. I am extremely confident in Jacques and John's abilities to lead our team with that vision and mandate, especially as we look forward to the draft next month. Combined, Jacques and John have more than three decades of experience in scouting, management and coaching within the QMJHL. Their history with the Eagles, mean they bring an unmatched passion and commitment to the organization. They are well respected within the league and our Cape Breton community. This is a step forward in the right direction for the Eagles," says Gerard Shaw, President, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Carriere first joined the QMJHL in the 04-05 season with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens as a scout. He quickly progressed within the league to hold various Head Scout and management positions. Since 2013, Carriere has held the Head Scout and Assistant General Manager position with the Eagles.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the Eagles' hockey operations," says Carriere. "Stemming from a scouting background, I am committed to the development of present and future players. We are focused on attracting the right players to our team, helping them develop as players and building their pride as a Cape Breton Screaming Eagle."

A Cape Breton native, Hanna's hockey career started as a player. He won the Memorial Cup with the Ottawa 67's in 1984 and later went on to play with the Cape Breton Oilers in 1988- 1989. Hanna has a long-standing relationship with the Eagles and he has held a variety of roles, including scout, assistant coach, strength and conditioning coach and Board member.

The Eagles are currently recruiting a Coach for the upcoming season. The QMJHL Draft takes place in Quebec City on Saturday, June 8th , 2019.

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles is a team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Centre 200 is the team's home rink. The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles was founded in 1997 by a group of business leaders in Cape Breton Island. It is the longest sports franchise in Cape Breton's history.

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