The Fargo Force announce that former player Chad Demers has been named Assistant Coach/Director of Scouting.
“We are thrilled to have Chad join our coaching staff full time this season,” said President of Hockey Ops/GM Cary Eades. “He possesses great hockey knowledge and is a good communicator/people person so the players gain valuable lessons from him. Additionally, he has a keen eye for talent so he’ll also continue to help the Force in the scouting department.”
Demers played for the Force for three seasons (2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11) in which the forward skated in 117 games. In the final year of his junior career in Fargo, Demers wore the “C” as he scored 50 points (18g, 32a) in 51 games. Demers helped the Force advance to the playoffs in all three of his seasons, including to the Clark Cup Final twice.
After the Force, Demers played Division I hockey collegiately at the Air Force Academy from 2011-2015 where he helped the Falcons win a conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In four seasons, he suited up for 156 games and posted 126 points overall (48g, 78a). In his senior season (2014-15), Demers was named assistant captain of the Falcons and was also a First-Team All-American for the Senior CLASS Award given annually to the most outstanding all-around student-athlete in Division 1 men’s hockey.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work with and learn from Cary Eades, Pierre-Paul Lamoureux, and Eli Rosendahl,” said Chad Demers. “The Force are a first-class organization that has meant a lot to me throughout my career, making the decision to come back to Fargo an easy one. I could not ask for a better place to start my coaching career and I embrace the challenge of bringing a Clark Cup back to the city of Fargo.”