Coach se­lec­tion process flawed, says Sey­mour

Bay Arena mi­nor to re­view how it picks all-star coaches

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

A long-time hockey coach and educator in Con­cep­tion Bay North is ques­tion­ing the process by which Bay Arena mi­nor selects coaches for its all-star teams.

Ge­off Sey­mour of Shearstown was passed over for coach­ing po­si­tions at both the atom A and atom B level, and is now speak­ing out over what he calls bla­tant nepo­tism, dis­hon­esty and dis­taste­ful cri­te­ria in the se­lec­tion process.

“ This isn’t a case of sour grapes,” Sey­mour told The Com­pass last week. “I don’t mind not be­ing se­lected for some­thing, if it’s done right.

“But when some­thing is bla­tantly done this dis­hon­est, I take ex­cep­tion with it.”

The pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Brian Drover, said the ex­ec­u­tive will re­view its se­lec­tion process, and “ re­vise as re­quired,” but he stands be­hind the de­ci­sions made by the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“At the end of the day, we lis­tened to the con­cerns of Mr. Sey­mour,” said Drover. “ We are tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion his views and com­ments, and we’re go­ing to look at how the process is go­ing to be done.”

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