The top team from the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is in the market for a new bench boss.
Rayside Balfour Canadians, who set the pace on the West side of the NOJHL in 2019-2020, are looking at candidates to take over from Dan Cuomo, who has decided to remain with his family in the Holland region of the Netherlands.
With the 65-year old Cuomo at the helm, Rayside registered a record of 40-11-5 for 85 points during the 2019-2020 regular season before the COVID-19 pandemic halted play just before the start of the divisional semi-final playoffs.
The 2019-2020 season was the first for the Rayside franchise under the top flight ownership of Mark Burgess and his trusted tandem of managing director Blaine Smith and general manager Jeff Forsyth.
Forsyth, who will lead the task of bringing aboard a new coach for Rayside, lauded the leadership of the aforementioned Dan Cuomo.
“It was great to work with Danny and his coaching staff last season,” Forsyth began.
“The team really jelled in the second half and showed tremendous improvement under Danny’s leadership behind the bench.
“Player skill development was Danny’s forte and we will continue to strive to achieve the winning player development formula that Danny created,” added Forsyth.