Kings GM Retires After 33 Years

(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – Just over a month ago, Wayne Cowell announced that he was retiring as the Dresden Jr. Kings General Manager.  Cowell is retiring after 33 years in hockey.

Jr. Kings President, Kevin Hughson called an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the club and over 50 people attended the meeting to become corporate members of the Jr. Kings. 

A new executive board was elected with the following positions being filled: 

President:                    Dave Cameron
Vice President:            Gregg Tuckwell
Secretary:                    Heidi Marchand
Treasurer:                    Jack Leclair
Director:                      Dave Houston
Director:                      Jason Badder
Assistant GM:             Derek Ellis
Director of Hockey:    Bill Nicholson
Prevention Officers:    Carl Herder
                                    Don Vitek

The meeting was well attended from people from all over the community.  Keith Babcock, who was one of the Managers of the first Jr. Kings team back in 1960, was happy to see so many new faces getting involved in the club.  “These are a great bunch of young guys” he said. “I really like the direction the Kings are going in”. 

The Executive has been working hard to find a new general manager and coach for the upcoming season. 

Applications for these positions can be forwarded to Dave Cameron at

The new executive would like to thank Wayne Cowell, Kevin Hughson, Nancy Hughson and the other members of. the organization for all their years of hard work and dedication to the Dresden Jr. Kings.


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