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  • Owen Sound Attack hire Ryan McGill, former Memorial Cup-winning coach

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net1 mth ago

    The Owen Sound Attack could hardly have done better at adding a coach that can win in one of major junior hockey's markets. With the summertime coaching carousel winding down, the Attack, who recently lost Greg Ireland to Alder Mannheim of Germany, have landed former Memorial Cup-winning coach Ryan McGill, late of the Kootenay Ice.

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  • Sherry Bassin will not be GM of OHL's Erie Otters after sale

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net1 mth ago

    For Sherry Bassin, the rare hockey person who does not act like charisma is a virus, to exit the Ontario Hockey League stage via a letter to the community seems kind of anticlimactic. Nevertheless, the junior hockey solon did ultimately achieve his end result of keeping the Erie Otters from relocating after fending off a lawsuit from Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz.

    The machinations involved taking the Otters into bankruptcy, where they were auctioned off to James A. Waters. The sale is final now, but the big takeaway is that Bassin, the only general manager the franchise has had since moving south from Niagara Falls, Ont., in 1996, will not return, with Dave Brown being promoted from assistant GM to general manager.

    The 75-year-old Bassin published an open letter saying he would be departing, meaing the post-Connor McDavid Otters' personality will be even more different.

    Bassin's letter reads, in part:

    One could only imagine it would have been awkward to have the former managing partner working for the new owners during a transition.

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