Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Name Eric Brule Head Premier Coach, NCDC Assistant Coach

By WBS Knights Staff

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, of the United States Premier Hockey League, are proud to announce that Eric Brule has been named Head Coach of the Premier team and Assistant Coach of the NCDC team for this upcoming 2023-24 season.

Coach Brule has had a remarkable career playing pro hockey for 10 years, including signing his first pro contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and another with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. Brule scored his first pro goal with Pittsburgh during an exhibition game vs the Calgary Flames in September 1991. Brule mostly played in the ECHL, AHL and in Europe, finishing his career with the ECHL’s Trenton Titans. Brule also played major junior in Quebec four years for the Saguenéens de Chicoutimi, winning the President’s Cup and being named captain of the Quebec All-Star team against the Ontario All-Star team – and their captain, Eric Lindros – in front of a sellout crowd at the Montreal Forum in December 1990. During the same season, Brule and his team made a participation at the Memorial Cup .

Brule has been coaching hockey for over 20 years, including 10 years at the Junior A level. In that span, he has won three playoff championships in a row, two regular season championships in a row, two division championships, named NA3EHL Coach of the Year, NA3EHL Eastern Division All-Star Head Coach, and NSHL “best of the rest” All-Stars coach.

Coach Brule is a level 4 USA Hockey certified coach, Safesport certified, Concussion Awareness certified, Health and Wellness certified, and a board member of Hockey Players in Business non-for-profit organization.
Brule also coached nine years for the Lawrenceville Prep School, including coaching a record-breaking season with assistant coach and Stanley Cup Champion, Scott Stevens. Eric coached and trained players at all levels, including coaching at professional level in the ECHL with the Trenton Titans with Bill Armstrong, currently General Manager of the Arizona Coyotes. He is well-respected in the hockey world and has contacts in the collegiate and professional levels, which plays a huge part in his player movement.
Brule also served as Scout for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the NAHL including the 2015-16 season Robertson Cup finalist. It is not surprising with the tremendous hockey network coach Brule has, in combination with his teaching/coaching abilities, that he moved so many players to the next level including John Carlson (Washington Capitals), Ross Colton (Tampa Bay Lightning), Arthur Kaliyev (LA Kings) and endless players to college hockey.

“I am excited and honored to be part of the Knights family. Can’t wait to get things started and help all the student-athletes that I will be involved with to develop on and off the ice and achieve their goals to the best of my abilities.”