There has been a shake-up in Moose Country.


The Halifax Mooseheads issued a press release Monday stating Cam Russell has stepped down as head coach but will remain as the team's general manager in charge of player personnel and the draft.


The team's owner, Bobby Smith, is taking over the reins behind the bench.


"Cam has done a tremendous job replenishing our depth chart with talented young hockey players," Smith said in a release. "It is now our job to make sure these players reach their potential. We owe it to ours fans to return to being an elite team in the QMJHL."


Smith is a 15-year veteran in the NHL. He'll make his coaching debut Tuesday night at the Metro Centre against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at 7 p.m.