An educator with a long-time link to the Ontario Hockey League, Dylan Seca has been promoted to general manager of the Sarnia Sting.
A high school guidance counselor, the 43-year old Seca has been a teacher for 13 years.
He has also been director of player personnel for the OHL Sting for the past five years and was with the Ottawa 67’s before that in a similar scouting capacity.
Seca, who hails from Sundridge, Ontario, takes over from Nick Sinclair as the GM in Sarnia. Sinclair recently resigned his position with the Sting.
“Dylan is a very hard-working, intelligent hockey mind who understands this league, the development of young hockey players and has an established understanding of our organization,” relayed Sting co-owner and associate coach David Legwand.
A former OHL player, Seca wants to see teamwork in the Sarnia front office as well as on the ice.
“It’s a collaborative approach,” he told the Sarnia Observer. “You have to have people in place that you trust and you can empower them to do work. I think that’s what I’ve learned more than anything. … everyone’s sharing the same vision and pulling the same rope, I guess you could say.”
As a player, Seca skated in the OHL for parts of three seasons, suiting up for more than 120 games.