Chris St-Pierre

For The Community Press

KAPUSKASING – Nearly six weeks after the indefinite suspension of long-time Kapuskasing Flyers general manager Darren Potvin, the organization has come to terms that things need to be shaken up. Not only did he resign, but the team deemed it best to restructure its various jobs.

The Flyers announced on social media late last Thursday that following a long executive board meeting, one position would now encapsulate the roles of GM, head coach and governor of the team. They felt that to ensure the quality of the program, it was important to re-assess these positions after the season.

In its job posting, the Flyers requested that all applicants provide a list of assistant coaches, assistant managers and road managers they intend to have as part of their staff for the 2019-2020 season. Flyers president Brian Boulianne explained that following the application period ending April 2nd, interviews will be held on April 4th and the selection of the new GM/Head Coach would be made the following day. Once the hiring process is over, dates will be set for their Spring Training Camp in late April.

Seeing his second go as Flyers bench boss coming to an end, Glen Denney was a bit shocked by the announcement.

“I didn’t find out about the restructuring until about an hour before the Facebook post so it was a bit of a surprise. In the end it’s the board who decides the direction of the program and they’re looking for something new.”

In regards to his future with the team, Denney classily mentioned that the team is obligated to re-assess his position every year so they’ll find who they believe is the top man for the job.

The hired applicant’s main goal would be to complete a roster capable of competing for the Great North Midget League championship, which slipped through the Flyers’ fingers this past year after a tough semi-final series against the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. Kapuskasing’s last finals appearance was in the 2015-2016 season against this same Sudbury squad, which swept the series 3-0.

Make sure to read next week’s edition of The Community Press where Darren Potvin will explain the reasoning behind his resignation.