WINNIPEG, MB. – After a five-game losing skid, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff decided the time was now and he along with True North Sports Entertainment fired head coach Claude Noel along with assistant coach Perry Pearn .
The Jets have announced former Stanley Cup-winning coach and current TSN analyst Paul Maurice will take over as head coach for the remainder of this season.
Noel leaves with a record of 80-79-18 in parts of two and a half seasons.
Maurice brings a career mark of 460-457-99-68 and has coached in Hartford , Carolina where he won a cup in 2002 and Toronto before a stint in the KHL . He becomes the 7th head coach in the team’s history and will look to assess things with possible moves to come.
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