Already looking ahead — and being rather innovative — the Canadian International Hockey League is seeking coaches and general managers for the 2015-2016 season.
According to league spokesperson Brent Cooper, the CIHL vision has been well-received by a number of communities in northern Ontario and northern Michigan.
“With this growing interest comes the need to find experienced hockey personnel to run the various organizations,” said Cooper, who serves as a vice-president with the first-year league.
“We are very excited by the number of individuals, towns and communities who want to be a part of the CIHL vision,” added Cooper. “To try to make sure that each franchise grows and thrives in their host community, the CIHL is taking the pro-active approach of accepting resumes and applications for coaching and management staff for our new teams.”
Cooper noted that those interested in a CIHL coaching and/or general manager’s position must be willing to locate to the host community for the period of no less than September 1 to mid-April — but the respective contract would reflect the time commitment needed from each individual.
Cooper said that depending on experience, salary compensation may fall in the $24,000 to $38,000 range, depending on background and experience.
“Teams are telling us they want to start their program and recruitment sooner than later so it would be in each person’s best interest to submit their applications soon,” said Cooper.
Interested candidates can submit their resume, completed with cover letter, reference letters, contacts and qualifications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At present, the CIHL is made up of four teams — Batchewana Attack, Espanola Rivermen, Sudbury Royals and the Michigan-based Kalkaska Rhinos.