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Assistant Coach Joe Dumais

Dumais, played at Quinnipiac from 2002-2006 where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. As a member of the Bobcats, he was named team captain during his senior season. He received numerous awards and was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. He also took part in many hockey clinics and schools over the New England area as a coach while in college.

After graduation, Dumais attended Ohio University where he earned a master’s of science in recreation and sport sciences with a focus on coaching education. Also during his year at Ohio, Dumais served as an assistant coach for its men’s ice hockey team.

Dumais gained more coaching experience after graduation in June 2007 as he was an assistant coach of the Mahoning Valley Phantoms, a member of the North American Hockey League, Tier II Junior A. He also was the head coach of the Phantom Fireworks Midget AAA team. With the Phantom Fireworks, Dumais took on the role of head recruiter, organized, managed the team budget and travel schedule and helped to recruit the entire team for their 2007-08 season.  During this year, the Phantom Fireworks were named 2007-08 Ohio State Champions, Mid-American Champions and took part in the 2007-08 national tournament.

Dumais played with the Columbia Inferno from February to May of 2008. The Inferno is a team affiliated with the Toronto Maple Leafs and a member of the East Coast Hockey League.

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