Port Dover Sailors coach resigns

Port Dover Sailors LogoRyan VandenBussche has resigned as head coach of Port Dover Junior C Sailors hockey team. He  coached the team during the past season to its best record in recent memory.
Mr. VandenBussche cited “personal reasons related to my family” in his resignation letter adding “during my lifetime my family has always been a number one priority in the decisions I have made over the years.”
He told The Maple Leaf that he has accomplished one of his goals to get an effective executive management in place. He says “I know this year with our current coaching staff still in place and all the sponsors, volunteers and executives the Port Dover Sailors will only keep progressing and the ship will keep sailing in the right direction.”
Two changes were reported last week. Langton native Jason Pype will take on the responsibility of general manager, effective immediately. Mr. Pype is well-known in Junior hockey circles as he was previously a president and general manager for the Langton Firebirds. Ryan VandenBussche told The Maple Leaf “Jason will be a strong addition” to the Sailors organization.
At the same time last week, it was announced that Ted Balazs will join the Sailors as the team trainer. He is a Level 3 trainer who has trained AAA teams and Junior B teams for the past 12 years. He is reported to be a specialized skate sharpener.
The Maple Leaf was informed two other positions are vacant. The Sailors team wants people to fill the roles of Gameday/Volunteer Coordinator, and Home Game Videographer. Anyone interested in either of those positions should e-mail a resume to john.lennox@dovercoast.ca

Posted: April 29, 2014


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