The first-place team in the Great North Midget Hockey League has big issues. And as it currently stands, the Soo Jr. Greyhounds will not be playing their two scheduled home games against the Sudbury Minor Wolves this weekend.
The turmoil surrounding the Jr. Greyhounds began within the last week when one of their leading scorers quit the team because of alleged differences with head coach Jamie Henderson.
The dispute lead to an investigation by the Sault Major Hockey Association and a resulting indefinite suspension to Henderson. The SMHA executive board has had separate meetings with Henderson and parents and players of the Jr. Greyhounds.
Subsequently, Hockey News North has confirmed, the SMHA board is slated to meet again on Monday to render a decision on the fate of Henderson, who remains indefinitely suspended.
As for this weekend’s slated games, the SMHA asked the Jr. Greyhounds assistant coaches to take over for Henderson but to no avail. Thus, the commissioner of the Great North, Albert Corradini, was notified by the SMHA that this weekend’s games would have to be forfeited by the Jr. Greyhounds.
At present, Jr. Greyhounds are in first place in the Great North with a record of 24-4-3.