Minot, ND – The Minotauros goal is the development of everyone within the organization on and off of the ice; even when it leads to having to see players and staff move on to new opportunities. With that in mind we wish Assistant Coach Nigel Dube much success in Camrose, where he has accepted the role of Associate Coach for the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The move is a homecoming of sorts for Dube who played for the Kodiaks from 2007-2009.
Dube joined the Minot Minotauros staff during the middle of the 2013-14 season after his predecessor Mick Burge left to join the staff of the Lincoln Stars (USHL). Since then Dube has played an integral role in growing the Minotauros organization both on and off the ice, especially with his community activism. This past season saw the team move into the new Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena, where Dube also left a lasting mark with the construction of our new dressing room. Together with a generous group of Minot contractors they completed the project that is undoubtedly the envy of the league.
Aside from serving as Head Coach Marty Murray’s assistant, Dube wore many other hats for the Minotauros. As Director of Business Development & Community Liaison, Dube was responsible for sponsorship/partner sales and oversaw much of the team’s community involvement including creating the Building the Future program. In addition to all those responsibilities he oversaw the maintenance of the team bus which also included being the bus driver.
“We won’t be able to replace someone like Nigel with just one person. He did so much for us both on and off the ice,” said Murray. Murray will begin searching for Dube’s replacement immediately. In the meantime the Mintoauros staff will work hard to ensure that the community programs and partnerships that Dube built continue to thrive.