The Comox Valley Glacier Kings have a new man at the helm.

Jeff Dubois has taken the reins as the team’s head coach and general manager.

Dubois is looking to turn around a Glacier Kings team that’s had a rough go of it, after limping to a 4-42-1-1 record last season.

The Glacier Kings have a combined 8-85-1-2 record over the past two Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League campaigns.

At 0-12-0-1, they are still searching for their first win of this season

Dubois joins the Kings after spending the past two seasons as the assistant coach and assistant general manager with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

From 2014-2017, Dubois coached the KIJHL’s Creston Valley Thunder Cats and in his final season led the team to a bronze medal at the Cyclone Taylor Cup while being named the KIJHL’s Coach of the Year.

He also won two league championships in the BCIHL as the head coach at Selkirk College in 2012/13 and 2013/14. He was named BCIHL Coach of the Year both those seasons.

“I’m excited to join the Glacier Kings and thankful to Dave and Marsha Webb and Iris Churchill for the opportunity to lead their team,” Dubois said in a release on the VIJHL website.

“I’ve been able to watch the VIJHL closely from my time in Alberni Valley and I know it’s a very competitive league with a great reputation for player advancement. I’m looking forward to getting to know our players and staff and working with them to put a winning product on the ice for our fans.”

Dubois takes over from Jordan Kamprath, who served as head coach all of last season and at the beginning of this year.

“We’d like to thank Jordan for all the time and effort he put into the Glacier Kings organization over his many years as a player and coach,” says team owner’s Dave Webb, Marsha Webb and Iris Churchill. “Ultimately we decided that a coaching change was in the best interests of the team.

Dubois made his debut behind the bench on Thursday in the Glacier Kings’ 5-0 loss to the host Nanaimo Buccaneers.