Jackals Fire Head Coach Cameron; UPDATED: Royals Make Moves

With three wins in their past 16 games, it was time for a change in Elmira.

The Jackals have fired head coach Malcolm Cameron and replaced him with general manager Robbie Nichols.

UPDATE: Here’s the official team release…

(PR) The Elmira Jackals announced on Wednesday that they have replaced head coach Malcolm Cameron with general manager Robbie S. Nichols.

“Our great fans and sponsors deserve to see a winning product on a nightly basis,” Jackals owner Dr. Mostafa Afr said. “With three victories in the last 16 games, it became apparent that it was time for a change.”

Nichols has three championships on his resume – one each as a coach, as an assistant general manager, and as a player – and will step behind the bench for the first time since he coached the Jackals in 22 games during the 2006-2007 season when Elmira was in the United Hockey League.

In his first season as a head coach in 1995-1996, Nichols won the Colonial Hockey League championship with the Flint Generals with a 52-18-5 record. His Generals reached the CoHL finals and the UHL finals in each of the next two seasons. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Nichols also coached the Adirondack IceHawks and the Richmond Riverdogs of the UHL.

Nichols won a championship as the assistant general manager of the Memphis RiverKings in the Central Hockey League in the 2001-2002 season.

As a player, Nichols skated nine seasons professionally in the American Hockey League and International Hockey League. In 1988-1989, Nichols won the AHL’s Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings.

Known as a physical, two-way player, Nichols totaled 2,145 penalty minutes in his career to go along with 176 goals and 192 assists for 368 career points.

UPDATE: Prior to today’s game in Reading against Trenton, the Royals have received Matt Caruana back from the Toronto Marlies and added forward Dale Mitchell from Toronto. Mitchell is a former third round pick of the Maple Leafs.

In addition, forward Ben Gordon has been loaned to the Binghamton Senators.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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20 Responses to “Jackals Fire Head Coach Cameron; UPDATED: Royals Make Moves”

  1. Philly Devil Says:

    They should bring back the last criminal they had as a coach. Martinson was a piece of trash, I miss not seeing his trash self.

  2. Langhorne Devil Says:

    “Our great fans and sponsors deserve to see a winning product on a nightly basis,”

    Yoohooo Chris, Lou???

  3. GT Doot Says:

    Should have been done here weeks ago.

  4. Titans04 Says:

    SURPRISE!! First TWO shots into the back of the net. Pender royally fucks up on the 2nd.

  5. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Are you there T04? or just listening to this disaster on the radio.?

  6. Langhorne Devil Says:

    What the hell? we sound all over the place. Defence soounds non existant

    it sounds like Reading could have 4/5 already in the first 7 mins and it sounds like we are lucky to even have 0..

    Rookie goalie in net for reading – we should throwing that puck at him and following up..

  7. Titans04 Says:

    Wouldn’t waste 2 hours each way for this team, AC was all about having a great dinner out. Just a pathetic start everybody should be banned from talking about the playoffs after this “effort” so far.

    WOOHOO 3-0

  8. Titans04 Says:

    Hope Harry had a awesome practice today in Albany.

  9. Langhorne Devil Says:

    it sounds shocking, and they now have the funnel in.. double figures anyone.

    I have seen who the ref is as well, so no chance of any decisions either (not that it makes any difference.)

  10. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Oooh 3-1.

    Sounds like they taken Wild out of the equation.. Now just do that to another 4/5 key royals and we could be in business.

  11. Titans04 Says:

    Hope the boys have some fun if nothing else.

    With so much on the line how can they have come out so dreadful?

    3-1 Vokes

  12. Titans04 Says:

    Big oportunity by Charleston on a clean breakaway rookie tender has none of it…..

  13. Titans04 Says:

    Brutal penalties again down the stretch at the end of the first, Vichorek with another 4 min high sticking call puts a dagger in the momentum they had started to build.

  14. Titans04 Says:

    and they proceed to get 2 GOALS in the first 30 SECONDS of the second period Lerg just lost as expected.

    Kudos Taylor. Great focus boys.

  15. Langhorne Devil Says:

    5-1 and im done, enough for me…

  16. Titans04 Says:

    Should have been 2 in 30 seconds don’t want to discount the fact they didn’t allow the first one until 1:22 into the period.

  17. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Nagy follows Young up to Albany.

  18. Justwantateam Says:

    Good for him. He’s had a great few weeks. Comes at an inopportune time for us though :<{

  19. Titans04 Says:

    9 forwards is plenty heading into a 3 in 3, especially after Wednesday nights gem. Hall maybe we’ll get lucky and find a beerleaguer. Look at the brightside our cap expense has to be at a season low and we all know it’s about doing it on the cheap so Chris is smiling.

    Nevermind that Albany has 3 goalies. Frazee at 75% is better than what we currently running with. It’s all good though.

  20. Langhorne Devil Says:

    It sounds like it is time for us to dig out our skates!

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