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Pat Conacher resigns as Regina Pats Head Coach

Malcolm Cameron promoted to head coach
Reported by Jamie Nye
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A major shakeup for the Regina Pats as Head Coach Pat Conacher has resigned.

Conacher says after deliberation with his family he decided he will not return to Regina, despite having one year left on his contract.

The Pats have promoted assistant coach Malcolm Cameron to Head Coach.

"As Pat had another year on his contract his resignation certainly caught us off guard," said Pats General Manager Chad Lang in release from the team. "We would like to thank Pat for his commitment to the Regina Pats organization for the past two years and wish him and his family all the best in the future."

Lang says they did not believe a coaching search was necessary, believing Cameron was the right man for the job.

Cameron has spent the last two years as an assistant with the Pats after nine seasons in the East Coast Hockey League. While in the ECHL, Cameron was runner-up for coach of the year three times.