CORNWALL, Ontario – On Tuesday, Aug. 3, the Cornwall Colts hockey team announced that they had hired Ian Henderson as their new General Manager.
Henderson, a veteran manager of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) previously served seven years with the Hawkebury Hawks, three years with Kanata, and was with the Nepean Raiders last year. Henderson was the General Manager of the year for the 2015-2016 season.
The Avonmore native said that his first order of business for the Colts will be to review the roster and fill in any gaps that he finds.
“There is good young talent in Cornwall and I love the philosophy of looking local,” Henderson said.
He said that as always, the goal for the team is to make the playoffs, but that he also wants to grow attendance for Colts home games.
“We have plants to attract more fans,” he said. “We are going to make this an exciting place to watch hockey,” he added, stating that he himself used to love coming to see the Cornwall Royals or the Cornwall Aces play at the Civic Complex’s Ed Lumley Arena.
Henderson explained that his management style focuses on hard work and people who contribute positively to the team environment.
“I look for good people who help make a good team environment which I believe helps to foster a winning culture,” he said. “I like hard working teams with guys who put in the time and put in the work.”
Henderson added that as a native of the region, he is happy to be back in Cornwall and is excited to get to work.