Keith McCambridge will not be back for a 6th season as Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets AHL Affiliate. The Parent team announcing on Friday they will not be renewing the contract of McCambridge who guided a very young and inexperienced Manitoba Moose team to a 26-41-9 record this past season.
“This morning we informed Keith McCambridge that we will not be renewing his contract for the 2016-17 season as Head Coach of the Manitoba Moose,” said Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in a news release . “We thank Keith for his professionalism, leadership, and coaching over the past five seasons as well as for his previous years of service as a Moose Assistant Coach. His commitment and hard work during two separate periods of transition for our AHL franchise should not be overlooked and is greatly appreciated. We wish Keith and his family all the best.”
Including the 4 previous years as the St. John’s Ice Caps, McCambridge leaves the Winnipeg organization with a career record of 179-1-58-43 in 380 regular season AHL games.
The Ice Caps made the playoffs in 2 of those 4 seasons, advancing to the Eastern Conference Final in 2011-12 and then making it all the way to the Calder Cup Championship Series in 2013-14 before losing in 5 games to the Texas Stars.