Big news for Iroquois Falls Eskis

June 29, 2015

Iroquois Falls Eskis have slated a press conference for 2 p.m. today at which time the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team will introduce its new head coach, its director of northern scouting, its director of education and player promotion — and others.

Sources have told that Corey Bricknell has been hired as the Eskis head coach and that Iroquois Falls natives Guy Losier and Dan Dube will assist the team as director of northern scouting and director of education and player promotion, respectively.


A 39-year old from Port Perry, Bricknell has high-level experience as an assistant coach with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League and the Whitby Fury of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

As a player, Bricknell was a hard-nosed OHL defenceman from 1992 to 1995, suiting up for a pair of erstwhile teams, the Newmarket Royals and Niagara Falls Thunder. He then went on to play six seasons at the minor pro level.


The 58-year old Losier grew up in Iroquois Falls and played minor hockey there before becoming an OHL star from 1975 to 1978 with the Windsor Spitfires and the old Niagara Falls Flyers.

In 182 OHL games, Losier scored 88 goals, 122 assists, 210 points. He then played pro hockey in Holland where he lit it up over one season with 63 goals, 56 assists, 119 points in 40 contests.

After retiring as a player, Losier returned to his area roots in nearby Hearst, where he has coached at the midget level while maintaining employment as the town’s recreation director.


A former scoring leader with the erstwhile Abitibi Eskimos during the 2006-2007 NOJHL season, the 28-year Dube later returned to his hometown of Iroquois Falls to take a teaching job.

He also gained experience as an assistant coach with the Abitibi franchise that has since relocated to Timmins and will begin play as the Rock in 2015-2016.


At today’s press conference, the Eskimos are expected to make other announcements that include player signings and corporate sponsorship commitments.

What you think about “Big news for Iroquois Falls Eskis”

    1. very impressed on the signings local boys as asst coaches. well done we are on the right track

    2. Maybe now some body can tell “Brenda” and “Scottie” that Guy Losier is with the Eskies and NOT under a Rock in Timmins.

  1. There’s a dictionary out there that when you look up the word “intense” there’s a picture of Corey Bricknell.

    1. Cory Bricknell is a great man, a great coach and even better father. You fans in the North will love him. He will develop these boys into well rounded athletes onward to well adjusted men.

  2. Well done !!! This franchise is heading in the right direction , solid foundation with TPA sports surrounded with great hockey people . Feels good to know this team is going to stay…. we`re in good hands.
    Good move in having locals affiliated with the team .
    Welcome to the great white north Mr Bricknell !! Don`t mind the mosquitoes they`ll be frozen in no time. You `ll find some great hockey enthusiast up here .Hope you & your family enjoy our northern hospitality.

  3. Yes Eskis will be in good hands with Corey Bricknell along with Dube and Losier, Nice to see Guy Losier move back to Iroquois Falls…….welcome back home Guy

  4. Lenny-

    Losier is still in Hearst as the rec.director . His position with the Eskis is as the director of northern scouting & player promotion .
    I don`t think he has any intension of leaving his job nor Hearst

  5. Nice to see things coming together in I.F., Spoke with a few people familiar with Mr. Bricknell and there was nothing but positive comments. It will be nice to have the experience of a guy that has been in the trenches behind the bench.

  6. Bricknell is full of passion for the game of hockey . If the players buy into the system he puts into place , a championship won’t be long . Great great coach & person .

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