Contendo Northern Moose Staff

Hollis Chamberlain

Hollis Chamberlain

Position: Hockey Operations

Hollis has been coaching and involved in hockey as an administrator since 1992 when he first started coaching. He has coached at all levels Pee-Wee, Bantam and Midget AAA levels. Also coached Senior Hockey and was an assistant coach with the Acadie-Bathurst Titans of the QMJHL in their first season in Bathurst. Hollis also worked as a scout for several QMJHL teams and worked 10 years for the RSG (Roy Sports Group) a player agents firm.

Charles Leblanc

Charles Leblanc

Position: Head Coach

Originally from Shediac NB, Charles Leblanc has been living in the Chaleur Region with his wife and daughter for the past 20 years. Charles is a former Maritime Junior A player. He then played University hockey with the Moncton Blue Eagles. Charlie, as many call him, has been involved in Minor Hockey, organizing and teaching many hockey schools across the province before he decided to make a career out of coaching. Charlie has worked as the head coach and general manager of the Campbellton Tigers for 2 years. 5 years as the assistant coach of the Acadie-Bathurst Titans of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. For the past 6 years, he s back at the Minor hockey level, coaching Midget AAA hockey 4 years in Ontario and the last 2 year he is the Head Coach of the Northern Moose midget AAA. Just like everyone that plays the game, Charlie wants to move up to the highest level possible. But for now, he is here to make sure that the kids from the Northern part of NB are seen and get a chance to showcase their abilities to the rest of the province.

Bruce Hornbrook

Bruce Hornbrook

Position: Assistant Coach

My name is Bruce Hornbrook, and I was born and raised here in Bathurst. Growing up, I played through the Bathurst Minor hockey system. At the age of 15, I was lucky enough to be drafted by the Titan’s (Charlie Leblanc was the coach at the time), which paved the way to an unforgettable five-year junior career. I split my junior career between the QMJHL and MHL, where I made lifelong friends and memories.

Once I graduated from Junior Hockey, I was lucky enough to have been recruited to one of the most prestigious schools in Canada, The Royal Military College of Canada. At RMC, I majored in Business Administration and served as one of the captains my final years at the University. Upon graduation, I decided to move back to Bathurst to join my father in the seafood industry, and to one day take over the family business.

My days of competitive hockey are over, although my passion and love for the game are still alive. Knowing Charlie from my time with the Titans, I knew he would be the perfect mentor to begin my coaching career. I look forward to working with these young studs and giving back to the game because it played a huge role in the person I am today.

Martin Frenette

Martin Frenette

Position: Assistant Coach

His coaching career began when his son started playing hockey. He has always been involved over the years in his son's team. Over the years, he was the head coach of the Atome AA, Pee-Wee AAA and Bantam AAA teams. He was also fortunate to be an assistant coach with the Campbellton Tigers at the Junior A level from 2017 to 2019. During which the team reached the Junior A Maritime final last year. He learned a lot from his time with the Campbellton Tigers. It should also be noted that he received his High Performance certification in 2016 and that he was elected coach of the year at Bantam AAA level in 2017.

Mario Larouche

Mario Larouche

Position: Goaltender Coach

Now retired, Mario was a physical education teacher in the NB Public Schools. Mario played with the University of Moncton Aigles bleus as a goaltender, a team with which he competed at the University National Championship (CIAU) in 1980-81 and 1981-82. In 1978-79, he then played with the Cap-Pelé Fishermen in the New Brunswick Junior A League. Since 1989, he has been involved with the Atlantic Goalie Academy as a coach. Also, he was a goalies’ coach with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the QMJHL from 1999-2005, during which time the Titans won the President's Cup and participated in the Memorial Cup. He is the goaltender coach with Northern Moose since their debut in the Midget AAA league. Out of the ice, Mario likes to play golf.

Karine Thibeault

Karine Thibeault

Position: Physiotherapist

Karine Thibeault was born and raise in Allardville. Sport has always had an important place in her life. She practiced soccer and track and field at the regional and provincial level as a child. Her passion for sport had a great influence on her career choice. She began her university studies at the Université de Moncton where she graduated in health sciences. Then she went to Laval University where she completed her bachelor's and master's degree in physiotherapy. During her stay at Laval University, she acted as a physio student for the University Women's Basketball team. She also provided first aid for several sports events in the Quebec City area. Since obtaining her physiotherapist title, she is back in the Chaleur region where she works at Physio Max. She is also involved with local youth as a soccer coach. For the past 2 seasons, she has also been a physiotherapist for the Northern Moose Midget AAA hockey team.