Mark French Back in North America with Calgary Hitmen

On June 12, 2014, in News, by Kyle Mace


Former Bears head coach Mark french was named head coach of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen Thursday afternoon (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth, file)

Mark French, the man who lead the Hershey Bears to the best season in team history, is back in North America. French was recently named head coach of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.

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Monday night in Washington, D.C. will be a homecoming for Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau. The 58-year-old Toronto native made hockey in the nation’s capitol fun again, reviving the Washington Capitals after many slumping seasons.

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Mark French Out as Hershey Bears Head Coach

On May 17, 2013, in News, by Sweetest Hockey on Earth


Photo by Kyle Mace

After four seasons behind the Bears bench, Mark French will not return as coach for the 2013-14 season. The announcement was made Friday morning by the Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee. The move comes after the Bears failed to win a first round playoff series against the top seeded Providence Bruins, after winning the first two games of the best-of-five series.

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It was the 2010 World Juniors Championship when former Hershey Bears‘ defensemen John Carlson stunned the Canadian Nation with an overtime game-winning goal in the gold medal game. Five months later, Carlson helped the Bears to their 11th Calder Cup before riding off to the National Hockey League.

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