The Brampton Beast announced the hiring of Peter Goulet as their newest assistant coach Monday.

Goulet joins the Beast from the Nepean Raiders Junior A team of the Central Canadian Hockey League, where he served as head coach and general manager for the past five and a half seasons. Under Goulet’s leadership, the Raiders were transformed following several seasons of mediocrity and the departure of previous coach Chris Bryne into an annual contender.

“Peter will be a great addition to our staff,” said Beast General Manager Cary Kaplan. “He has been successful everywhere he has been. In addition to his track record behind the bench in Kingston and Nepean, he will help the Beast rapidly build and expand our hockey schools, coaches and clinics programs in Brampton, as he has done before in his career.”

“I’m very excited to be coming to Brampton,” said Goulet in a phone interview on Monday. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping this organization get to the next level on the ice. After winning championships in Kingston and Nepean I plan on bringing that same work ethic, knowledge and enthusiasm here to the Beast.”

Goulet will be joining current assistant coach Phil Oreskovic behind the bench for the upcoming 2015-2016 ECHL season. Oreskovic officially transitioned into his role after formally announcing his retirement from the sport in March, and played a big role in coordinating the Beast defensive corps during the last several weeks of the season.

The search for a head coach continues, but the team did not provide information to The Sin Bin on how the search was going.

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