The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Jr A Ramblers are pleased to announce Kevin Mitchell will be the new Director of Player Personal and John Davidson will be promoted to Head Scout.
Mitchell, a native of Halifax, NS, was General Manager, Assistant General Manager and Head Scout of the Campbellton Tigers from 2017 until the 2021 draft. Before Kevin joined the Tigers he was the NS Scout for the QMJHL central scouting. He also served as Moncton Wildcats NS scout and Atlantic Scout from 1998-2012.
General Manager Jeff LeBlanc talked about how he was very pleased with the new addition in Mitchell and also being able to promote Davidson.
“I approached Kevin after our coaching staff was in place to see if he wanted to come on board to help with scouting, player evaluations, and player recruitment. I’ve had dealings with Kevin for the last five years when he was with Campbellton and always liked the way he went about his trades, and how he drafted. He’s also very well connected in the metro area and I felt that’s something we are missing the mark on a little bit. Happy Kevin is a Rambler, his experience will be a big asset”
Davidson, a native of Riverview, NB, has been with the Ramblers for over a decade starting back in 2012 as NB scout. He also served as GM of the Springhill JrB Blues and Maritime Scout for the QMJHL Champions Victoriaville Tigers. John has left both of those positions to concentrate on his new role with the Ramblers.
“John’s done great work for this organization for almost a decade. He’s in the rinks, and always selling the Rambler organization because he truly believes in it. When you have someone with that type of passion, experience, and positivity around the organization it’s fantastic.” Leblanc said.
Rick Melanson who served as the Ramblers Head Scout since 2015 has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Hockey Operations for the Moncton Wildcats.
“I’ve known Rick since the age of twelve as he was one of my junior high teachers. Not only is he a great evaluator of hockey talent he is a great person that I hold in a very high regard. Very happy he’s getting this opportunity, he’s definitely earned it. On behalf of the Ramblers organization I would like to wish Rick well in his new role, the Wildcats are getting a good one.” LeBlanc added