SARNIA, Ont. - Jacques Beaulieu is out as general manager and head coach of the Sarnia Sting.

The Ontario Hockey League team announced his firing Thursday in a statement on its website.

"Effective immediately the ownership group of the Sarnia Sting has relieved Jacques Beaulieu of his duties as general manager and head coach," said team co-owner Rob Ciccarelli. "The reasons for his dismissal are not related to the on-ice performance of our hockey club.

"As per the advice of our lawyers we cannot comment any further at this time."

Beaulieu was nominated for the OHL coach of the year award after guiding the 35-28-1-4 Sting to a third-place finish in the Western Conference's West Division this past season. Sarnia was swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Plymouth Whalers.

Beaulieu and his son, Montreal Canadiens prospect Nathan Beaulieu, have each been charged with two counts of assault. The charges stem from an altercation at a house party in April that followed a charity golf tournament, Strathroy-Caradoc police said.