Dual role for Dave Clancy

August 27, 2022
Dave Clancy

Good guy Dave Clancy now has more responsibility connected to his association with the Sudbury Cubs of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

The veteran junior hockey warhorse will add the general manager’s duties to his associate coach role with the Cubs. Clancy takes the helm as the Cubs GM from Jeff Forsyth, who recently stepped aside from the position due to family and health reasons.

Mark Burgess, who is the owner of the NOJHL Cubs, likes what he has in Clancy.

“We have all of the faith in the world that Dave Clancy can build the Sudbury Cubs into a championship contender along with (new) head coach Darryl Moxam and our scouting staff,” Burgess began. “Dave is very dedicated and works effectively as a leader whether he is coaching, scouting or managing junior hockey teams. Dave has dedicated himself to working for the Cubs on a full time basis and this additional responsibility will allow him to take more of a leadership role in all areas of the team.”

Burgess is the former long-time owner of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League and knows Clancy well from when the grizzled old bird dog was the OHL team’s northern regional scout.

Clancy’s association to the NOJHL dates back many years and includes a championship season as a coach with the then-called Sudbury Northern Jr. Wolves and coach of the year honours when he was with the Espanola Express, which recently rebranded as the Espanola Paper Kings. As for now adding the general manager duties to also being the Cubs associate coach under Moxam, Clancy noted that “Darryl and I are looking forward to building a hockey club that Sudbury fans will be proud to be a part of. Thanks to Jeff (Forsyth) we have a solid group of returning players. And we are working on confirming the commitment of some key new players ahead of the upcoming season.”

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