Friday, July 28, 2017

Flynn departs Sea Dogs

In a surprise move, Danny Flynn will not be returning as head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs for the 2017-18 season.

The team made the announcement on Friday evening, saying Flynn has left to "pursue other opportunities."

Flynn has coached the Sea Dogs for the past two seasons, leading the team to back-to-back trips to the QMJHL's final four and a President Cup championship this past season.

Prior to joining the Sea Dogs, Flynn spent a number of years with the Moncton Wildcats, which included two President Cup titles. He was named the QMJHL's coach of the year in 2009.

A replacement has not been named. The team has begun its search.

Saint John assistant coach Paul Boutilier would have been the likeliest replacement for Flynn had he not joined the AHL's Belleville Senators earlier this off-season.

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