BLIND RIVER – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Blind River Beavers announced Tuesday the Warren LaVoy has named the club’s new general manager effective immediately.
LaVoy takes over the reins from former Beavers GM Rusty Joncas, who stepped down from the position following one year due to family and work commitments, not before being named NOJHL’s 2012-13 director of the year for his efforts.
The new GM is very familiar with both Blind River and the NOJHL having served as an assistant coach previously with the Beavers along with the Soo Thunderbirds prior to being the T-Birds head coach for 41 games this past season where he guided the club to a 26-8-3-3 record.
In naming LaVoy to his new position with the team, Beavers’ team president Stuart Campbell is pleased with the appointment.
“Warren has been involved in the NOJHL for many years and we’re fortunate to be able to add someone with his experience,” offered Campbell.
“I know Warren will be up to the challenge.”
LaVoy too is looking forward to the challenge with the hockey club.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team that shows great promise,” stated LaVoy.
“I look forward to working with head coach Doug McEwan and the rest of staff along with Stuart and the board and the passionate fan base in Blind River this season,” added the newly minted GM.
Some of the early duties on hand for LaVoy is to help oversee a pair of tryout camps Blind River has lined up.
The first goes June 15-16 at Countryside Arena in Sudbury followed by another July 6-7 at the John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
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