Great North needs fresh air

Randy Russon
July 25, 2017

Here’s hoping that whoever takes over as the new commissioner of the Great North Midget Hockey League is more visible and has more communication skills than Bob MacLean.

Citing personal reasons, MacLean stepped down as commissioner of the Great North loop the other day.

I like to think that gives coverage aplenty — the majority of it positive — to the Great North. But despite my efforts, I have never been able to communicate with the outgoing commissioner.

And it certainly was not for lack of trying on my part.

On numerous occasions over the past few years, I tried to reach out to MacLean for comment or clarification on various matters. And never once did he, as commissioner of the league, respond to me.

Not once. Not even with a “no comment” reply.

The Great North loop is set to begin the 2017-2018 season in early September with nine teams, two more than last year. This bodes as what could be exciting times ahead for the Great North.

Let’s hope that whoever replaces MacLean brings with him or her some fresh thinking and some skill in the art of communication. And maybe the ability to update and brighten up what is a somewhat-shoddy league website.

Onward and upward to the next commissioner.

What you think about “Great North needs fresh air”

  1. Hire some one young fresh out of college or some one who is familiar with the GNML to take over . As long as the person is no puppet for the Nickel Caps.

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