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Hockey Operations & Staff

Jeff Forsyth
Jeff was named General Manager of the Rayside Balfour Canadians in June 2019. He joins the Canadians after 8 years of coaching with the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves of the GNML, and 3 years as the Northern Ontario Scout for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.
During his 8 years with the Nickel Capital Wolves (2010-2018) the team won 4-GNML(NOHA) Championships, 1-OHF Championship (2011-12) and represented the Central Region 2X at the National Championship Telus Cup in Leduc, Alberta 2012 and in Sudbury, Ontario 2018. During those years he spent time coaching at numerous different levels of minor hockey along with sitting on the SMHA Board of Directors. In 2014 Forsyth was selected as an Assistant Coach with the OHA Cup-Team NOHA Major Midget AAA and spent 2 seasons as a player evaluator for Team NOHA. Moving to the OHL Wolves in 2016, Forsyth was the local eyes for 3 drafts with the OHL Wolves Organization. Jeff was responsible for the primary talent evaluation for Owen Robinson, Joe Mazur, Chase Stillman, Alex Vendette, Parker Savard, Samuel Vachon and Giordano Biondi.
Moving away from the bench into his new role Jeff will be responsible for the hockey operations and is looking forward to working with ownership, staff, and players to reach their ultimate goal. Jeff looks forward to bringing the faithful fans of Rayside an exciting 2019-20 NOJHL season.
Jeff resides in Sudbury with his wife Tammy, daughter Avery, and son Rylan.

Dan Cuomo
Joins the Canadians after coaching in Europe for the past three decades in various capacities and at different levels of competition.
Fluent in Dutch, German and English, Cuomo has served as a head coach in the Dutch top division for 10 seasons, including winning three championships and advancing to two other league finals.
The Levack, Ont., native also coached under-20 and U-18 teams in various countries overseas.
As well he was a European scout for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL from 2011-16.

Blaine Smith
Sudbury native and former Sudbury Wolves’ President, Governor and General Manager brings 31 years of OHL experience with him to the Canadians organization.   Smith has developed an extensive hockey network with OHL team owners, managers, scouts and player agents.  Smith also served as Team President of the Sudbury Jr. Wolves that won NOJHL championships in 2006 and 2008.   Smith is pleased to support first-year GM Jeff Forsyth as the team strives to become a champion both on and off the ice.