Cobourg Cougars GM resigns

Adam Yahn is now the former general manager of the Cobourg Cougars after announcing his resignation from the Ontario Junior Hockey League club on Wednesday.

Yahn made the announcement on his Twitter account (@AdamYahn).

(Photo by Tim Bates/OJHL Images)

“Over the past few weeks, I have thought long and hard about this decision. It saddens me to be issuing this statement, but I am stepping down as General Manager of the Cougars. It has been a wonderful experience, but it is time to change things up for both me and the organization. I do wish them the best of luck in the future.”

Yahn noted that he got involved with the Cougars five years ago because of his love for the Town of Cobourg, which is home.

“I just didn’t know that a few short years later, I would have the chance to take on the role of General Manager of this storied franchise,” he added. “So many memories come from my time with the Cougars. Whether it is winning the RBC Cup, to a packed house and national broadcast for Hometown Hockey, I count myself very lucky to have made these memories here.

“The only thing that surpasses those memories are all the players that have come through our program and those who have continued to advance in hockey through NCAA or USports commitments. I will forever be grateful for those relationships.”

A short time later the Cougars issued a statement confirming the organization had accepted Yahn’s resignation. It noted that Yahn became general manager following the club’s RBC Cup championship win in 2017 and during his tenure the Cougars went 86-59-5-12 and saw a number of players advance to CHL, NCAA and USports programs.

“Adam was also a key contributor to the success of Hometown Hockey in Cobourg this past season, his presence will be missed,” it added. “The entire Cobourg Cougars organization would like to sincerely thank Adam for his efforts during his 5 years with the Cougars. Adam was a true professional and represented the Cougars with pride and dedication. The organization and staff would like to wish him well as he pursues new opportunities.”

Yahn offered thanks to a number of current and former people in the organization including “billet families; amazing volunteers; locker room staff – Bill, Joe and Mark; incredible medical team; Randy Jakobi; Tony Posthumus; Corey Beer; Brent Tully; Ken Scott; and the countless people who work at the Town of Cobourg and Cobourg Community Centre – thank you.”

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