The Penticton Vees announce today that Scott Carter has steped aside as managing partner of the Penticton Vees hockey club. With the move to a new facilicty and the increased time commitment, Carter felt now was the time to bring in some new blood for the management team.
Carter will remain as a shareholder in the team. Current partner and Govenor Neil Jamieson will replace Carter as the managing partner and partner Eric Sorenson will work under Jamieson as the Director of Business Operations.
In announcing that he is stepping down as managing partner Carter stated,” When we took over as an ownership group we stated we wanted to bring back the tradition and the pride of the city name on the front of the jersey”. Carter has worked tirelessely on this project over the last four seasons and he feels the need to step back and let others in the management group continue to build on the program going forward.
“I feel that our origional goals have been accomplished now and the time is right for a new voice and leadership that is committed to moving forward. There is a very solid footing in place and I know Neil will work to keep building the program and implementing our vision to create the best Junior A franchise in the Canada
Carter added, “A big part of what we have tried to do with our Junior Hockey program here is put in place programs both on and off the ice that will bring young men here and have them leave better people and better hockey players”.
As for his future Carter commented, “I will be scouting part-time for the Anaheim Ducks and be an minority partner in the Vees so it will allow me to stay in touch with the hockey world but I have some personal goals to commit more time too moving forward that is needed at this time.”