After a long playoff run, Jeff Twohey has stepped down as general manager of the Oshawa Generals. The Generals finished first after a dominating regular season and swept both of their first round opponents before being swept themselves in round three by the North Bay Battalion.
Twohey spent two seasons as the Generals GM after 30 years with the Peterborough Petes organization. Both years the Generals playoffs ended with a sweep at the hands of their opponents. The official press release says Twohey resigned in hopes of pursuing other hockey opportunities.
In his time with the Oshawa Generals, Twohey brought in coach of the year D.J Smith and was signed on to GM the Generals for the next two seasons.
There is some controversy over the move as Twohey originally said that the decision to leave the Generals was not one he made by himself nor was it his choice to leave. This tweet was also released shortly after the decision.
Shocking OHL news – confirmed that Jeff Twohey has been relieved of his duties as GM of the Oshawa Generals.
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) May 5, 2014
One has to wonder why the Generals would fire their GM after a very successful season as Twohey is a very well respected hockey guy in the OHL and junior ranks.
Assistant coach and GM Roger Hunt will take over the Generals GM duties.