Dutiaume looks for push on Fife return
Fife Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume is counting on his team to advance next season after agreeing to take the reins of a new campaign in Kirkcaldy.
The 45-year-old is in his third decade in the club and work has already begun for next season. Fife will aim for an improvement over sixth place last season.
And Dutiaume revealed that he was the foundation of his team after talking with his main actors as preparations began.
"I'm delighted to be part of the organization I've been calling home for 20 years," he said on the club's website.
"In the last eight years in the Elite League, this team has constantly evolved in a positive direction, and we are turning again to go forward before next season.
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"After talking with all of our players, we have a number of key players who will form the foundation of a successful team.
"As coaches, we will strive to put in place the necessary elements to ensure we form a team that our community wishes to support every week and challenge the successes we all want at this club. . "
The assistant coach and director of player development, Jeff Hutchins, will also return to Kirkcaldy for his fourth season there.
And Hutchins is delighted to continue the work and relationship he forged with Dutiaume in his club.
He added, "Todd and I have built a strong personal and professional relationship over the past three seasons and have been successful over the past two years in exciting teams.
"I look forward to getting stuck this summer and working around a core of individuals.Hope this year, we can continue to improve and climb the ladder."