Chamonix ice hockey team The Pioneers has announced their new coach


After two great seasons with the Pioneers of Chamonix, coach Heikki Leime will lead Anglet as of next season.

The Chamonix ice hockey team considered a few options, but they eventually went with Finnish Timo Saarikoski.

The Pioneers of Chamonix. Photo source:
The Pioneers of Chamonix. Photo source:

According to Le Dauphine, Finland's Timo Saarikoski is expected to replace Heikki Leime on Chamonix's Pionniers bench.

Heikki Leime took the Pioneers of Chamonix in the quarter-finals play-offs of Ligue Magnus for the first time since 2015. Read more about Chamonix's former coach.

Chamonix's new coach played for Jokerit (Finnish first division of ice hockey) before retiring and becoming an assistant and later the head coach of Lukko U20s.

Coaching the Pioneers of Chamonix will also be the first experience abroad for Timo Saarikoski.

We thank Heikki Leime for the excellent work he did in Chamonix and wish new coach Timo Saarikoski good luck in the Pioneers next season.