Former RMC Men’s Hockey coach dies at age 45

Former RMC Men’s Hockey coach Kelly Nobes has died. He was 45 years old.

Nobes began his award-winning coaching career with the RMC Paladins, before moving on to coach the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks and, most recently, coaching at McGill University.

“His family has lost an incredible husband, father and son. The hockey community has lost an incredible person and talented leader. On a personal note I’ve lost a friend. (Fellow hockey coach) Chris MacDonald and I enjoyed coaching against Kelly and had the utmost respect for him,” said friend and colleague Tim Cunningham.

Nobes led each of the teams he coached to some of their winningest seasons and was awarded the title of “U Sports’ Coach Of The Year” in the 2017-2018 season.

The circumstances surrounding Nobes’ death have not been disclosed. He leaves behind a wife and four young children. Arrangements for a funeral or memorial service are not yet finalized.

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