Report: Patrick Roy will be next coach of Avalanche according to his brother

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Patrick Roy tends goal for the Colorado Avalanche in 1999. Photo: Rick Dikeman/GFDL

Patrick Roy tends goal for the Colorado Avalanche in 1999. Photo: Rick Dikeman/GFDL

DENVER — Patrick Roy will be the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche according to his brother Stephane.

The Denver Post reported the story late Monday night.

Stephane Roy told the Post Patrick is looking for a new challenge and Colorado will be very happy.

The Avalanche would not confirm that a deal is in place, according the report.

FOX31 Denver attempted to contact the Avalanche for comment, but no one from the team could be reached.

Stephane Roy announced the news on his Facebook page.

Patrick Roy, 47, has coached the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since 2005.

Roy won two Stanley Cup Championships while playing goalie for the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and 2001. He retired in 2003 and was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 2006.