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When Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, 17, a top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft, learned he wasn't going to play for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, he turned to a rival Quebec Major Junior Hockey League assistant coach for solace.
That coach was Rimouski assistant coach Eric Dubois, who also is Pierre-Luc's father.
And the fatherly advice was for Pierre-Luc to employ the experience as motivation.
"That's exactly what I told him," Eric Dubois said. "This wasn't the first time he was disappointed in hockey and it won't be the last time. I told him there have been lots of players like Tyler Seguin who for didn't play for Canada at the World Junior Championship and turned out pretty good.
"He knows what he wants to do and I think he's already shown that he has used this disappointment in the right way."