By Stewart Grant
On March 2nd, the St. Marys Lincolns reported that Head Coach Scott Thompson has stepped down from his post, citing an interest to pursue other hockey related opportunities closer to his home in Carlisle.
Thompson led the Lincolns’ coaching staff for the past two seasons, compiling a regular season record of 30-61-3-6. Last season, Thompson and his team earned the “Coaching Staff of the Year Award” in the Western Conference.
The press release stated: “The Lincolns organization would like to wish Scott Thompson the best of luck in his future endeavors, and thank him for his service.”
Thompson also played for the Lincolns, winning the Kelly Hearn Memorial Award in 1997/98 as Most Improved Player.
On the topic of awards, this coming Friday is the annual Lincolns Awards Banquet at the Pyramid Recreation Centre. Coach Thompson will be among those in attendance as the club recognizes the contributions of this year’s players.
Team President Brandon Boyd indicates that the search is currently underway for a new head coach for the 2018/19 season. All interested parties are asked to send their resume to Director of Hockey Operations/GM Jim MacEachern prior to March 21st.