The Beauts announced Friday that the organization has hired veteran skipper Pete Perram as Buffalo’s next head coach.
Perram served most prominently as head coach of the Switzerland Women’s National Team from 1998 to 2001.
The Swiss team placed second behind Kazakhstan in the Group B International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in Latvia in 2000.
The Canadian native most recently coached at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and also served as a coach mentor for the Etobicoke Dolphins Girls Hockey Association.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to coach the Buffalo Beauts and play my role in showcasing amazingly talented and dedicated hockey players,” Perram said in a press release.
“I look forward to working with Mandy Cronin in taking this great organization to the next level of success and to provide incredible entertainment for hockey fans in Western New York,” he said.
Cronin played for Perram as a goalie when he coached in the now-defunct and unrelated NWHL, which was disbanded in 2007.
She was named general manager of the Beauts by the NWHL after Pegula Sports and Entertainment gave control of the team back to the league in May.
“He is the kind of coach that you want to work hard for, day in and day out,” Cronin said in a press release. “With his relatability and wealth of experience, I know he will be highly respected by our players, staff, and fans.”
In addition to hiring Perram, the team announced Friday that it had inked Corinne Buie as its first signing for the 2019-2020 season and the first player to return from last season’s squad.
It will be Buie’s fourth season with the Beauts. The two-time all-star has played in every Isobel Cup championship since the league’s inception and has also served as team captain for the past two seasons.
In 74 career games with the Boston Pride and the Beauts, Buie has recorded 42 points - 24 goals and 18 assists.
The 27-year-old has tallied 29 points - 16 goals and 13 assists - in 50 games exclusively with Buffalo.
“Buffalo has become like a second home to me, and I am very excited to continue my career as a Beaut,” said Buie in a press release.