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Finlay steps down as Wolverines' GM


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HALIFAX - The former general manager of the Halifax Wolverines is in no hurry to get back in the game.
Jack Finlay resigned as GM and director of player personnel for the Wolverines on Monday, just over a year after leaving the Amherst Ramblers.
"I have been involved in junior hockey for two purposes, to help develop players while assisting them in meeting their future goals and to put winning teams together," Finlay said. "Philosophical differences with ownership on these two points led me to my decision."
Finlay said he has already been contacted about other openings but pointed out he's not going to rush into anything yet.
Finlay has been one of the more successful executives in the Maritime Junior A Hockey, including eight years with the former Halifax Oland Exports team that won the 2002 national championship.
He was also the architect of two Amherst Rambler teams that went to the MJAHL championship series before losing to Charlottetown in 2003 and Woodstock in 2005.
Finlay said his job with the Wolverines was supposed to be the on-ice product and player issues. His job was becoming the primary fundraiser for the team, which was never in his job description.
"It was a great fit for me close to home but you have to be true to yourself and your value system because, ultimately, you have to look at yourself in the mirror. If I stayed I couldn't have done that," he said.
In his first season in Halifax, Finlay assembled a team that knocked off Amherst in the opening round of the MJAHL playoffs before being swept by eventual league champion Truro in the Bent Division final.
This year, Halifax sits in fifth place in the Bent with a 13-21-3-2 record.

dcole@amherstdaily.com

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