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Nichols takes over as Jackals coach

The Elmira Jackals announced on Wednesday that they have replaced head coach Malcolm Cameron with general manager Robbie S. Nichols.

Nichols has three championships on his resume - one each as a coach, as an assistant general manager, and as a player - and will step behind the bench for the first time since he coached the Jackals in 22 games during the 2006-2007 season when Elmira was in the United Hockey League.

In his first season as a head coach in 1995-1996, Nichols won the Colonial Hockey League championship with the Flint Generals with a 52-18-5 record. His Generals reached the CoHL finals and the UHL finals in each of the next two seasons. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Nichols also coached the Adirondack IceHawks and the Richmond Riverdogs of the UHL.

Nichols won a championship as the assistant general manager of the Memphis RiverKings in the Central Hockey League in the 2001-2002 season.

As a player, Nichols skated nine seasons professionally in the American Hockey League and International Hockey League. In 1988-1989, Nichols won the AHL's Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings.

Known as a physical, two-way player, Nichols totaled 2,145 penalty minutes in his career to go along with 176 goals and 192 assists for 368 career points.

 

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