Dynamiters head coach Roman Vopat resigns

After stepping away from team to resolve undisclosed issues, Vopat resigns permanently.

The Kimberley Dynamiters have announced that head coach Roman Vopat, after being asked by the executive to temporarily step back from the Kimberley Dynamiters, has decided to resign permanently.

Vopat’s resignation comes after he recently agreed to temporarily step away from the team while the club’s executives worked to resolve some undisclosed issues.

“His decision is indeed a sad day in Kimberley junior hockey history,” said the Dynamiters organization in a brief statement.

“Roman did a fine job in fulfilling his coaching and general manager duties during his tenure with the Nitros. We wish him and his family all the best in whatever the future holds and would like to thank him for bringing the Dynamiters back to being one of the top teams in the KIJHL.”

Vopat, a former NHL player, took the helm last year and guided the team to a regular season record of 34-14-1-1. The Nitros made it into the second round of the KIJHL playoffs, but fell to the Fernie Ghostriders in Game 7.

The team is currently second in the Eddie Mountain division, with a 14-11-0-0 record.

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