Amherst – Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Jr A Ramblers are pleased to announce that Ryan Salvis and Mathieu Martin will be the new Ramblers assistant coaches.
Salvis, a 35-year-old native of Moncton, NB, has an extensive hockey background having played professional hockey for over ten years, winning three Southern Professional Hockey League Championships. Ryan also played junior for four seasons with the Moncton Wildcats and three AUS years for St.FX. Most recently, Salvis was the head coach of the Dieppe Commandos, and Edmundston Blizzard for the last three seasons winning the MHL Championship in 2018.
“I’m looking forward to learning from Doug and the other coaches at the same time help teach the players how to do things the right way. I’m thankful for the opportunity and excited to get started with such a great organization.” Salvis said
Newly appointed Head Coach Doug Doull speaks highly of both hires.
“Really looking forward to working with this staff. Ryan and Mathieu have winning MHL backgrounds either as a coach or player. Another plus is we’ve all graduated from solid AUS programs. Which doesn’t mean we are smarter, but can communicate that goal to our players from experience.” said Doull
Martin, a 27-year-old native of Saint-Basile, NB, played for both GM Jeff Leblanc and Head Coach Doug Doull in Dieppe making the finals in his last junior season. Martin went on to play four seasons with UdeM. When his playing career ended Mathieu turned to coaching and was assistant with Salvis in 2018 when Edmundston won their MHL Championship.
“I’m really excited to join such a great organization. Having been coached by both Jeff and Doug in the past I see this as a great opportunity for me to grow and learn and work with two great hockey minds. Having played in the league and in the AUS along with winning a championship as an assistant in Edmundston I think I can help the players understand what it takes to win and play at the next level.” said Martin
General manager Jeff LeBlanc is ecstatic the Rams were able to find two quality coaches and people in Martin and Salvis.
“I have a lot of respect for both of these guys. They are hard workers, want to keep getting better and have passion for the game. Having coached Marty for three seasons I watched him grow from a boy to a man, a very fine young man that is turning into a great coach. Ryan comes to us with 3 seasons of head coaching experience, that’s not easy to find at this level. I look at our staff; everyone has won an MHL championship and that excites me. They know what it takes. That experience will pay off throughout the season.” Leblanc added.
The Ramblers open training camp on August 25th. Look for a training camp schedule mid-August.
*Release via the Amherst Ramblers