Submitted by W. George Elliott
Copyright 2013 Similkameen News Leader - used by permission
COACH RESIGNS, TRADE SHOW CANCELLED
Princeton Posse Head Coach Dale ‘Duner’ Hladun resigned May 23rd.
In handing in his letter of resignation he referred to is as “the end of an era.”
Financial issues have plagued the hockey club placing the Posse Executive in a position of ‘catching up’ instead of ‘staying ahead’ for much of the past season.
Unexpected extra costs, including a clerical error related to ticket price taxes resulting in a large outstanding balance with Revenue Canada and a failed appeal, have not helped matters.
The depressing financial situation has also generated a handful of resignations from the Board of Directors.
Hladun’s resignation takes place while he still had a year left in his three-year contract with the team.
In an attempt to generate extra funds in the off-season, the Posse planned to host a Trade Show in Princeton Arena for the end of June.
Original projections were for around fifty exhibitors but only a fraction of those actually committed by the deadline of May 15th, which forced cancellation of the event.