(LEAMINGTON, ON) – After eight years of ownership and two Western Conference Championships, Abe Fehr has divested himself of the Leamington Flyers, of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Five local businessmen have formed a new ownership group to lead the Flyers into their next chapter.
“I would like to thank the fans who came to watch and cheer on the team, the community who helped with sponsorship, the players, the staff, and all the volunteers who helped make the past eight years so enjoyable,” Fehr said in a release. “I am confident the group that is taking over will continue to build a championship calibre team for years to come. Go Flyers go, and a big thank you to everyone.”
The group now in charge is comprised of Jason Melo, a managing partner at Collins Barrow, retied NHLer Dan Jancevski, Cam Crowder, who resigned as coach of the Essex 73s upon the announcement, former Chatham Maroons defenseman David Halliwill, and Craig Mahon, a former captain of the Windsor Spitfires.
Flyers 8-year coach, Tony Piroski, is expected to step down in favour of Crowder taking over behind the bench.