There are times that a detachment commander has to sit back and realize that some serious changes have to be made and that some officers — who are not holding up their weight to the point that one of our most important goals has not been realized of late — may have to go. I had to make some hard decisions but as a leader, the buck stops with me and I have to face up to the consequences and do what is expected and what is right for the rest of the team. This detachment has not, for the last three years, tasted the victory of hoisting the DTSS Rotary Floor Hockey Championship. At the end of last season, I had no choice but to release three officers that I believe would not get us to that next level. Dave, Dustin and Christine, although good friends, were cut from the detachment and I did some heavy scouting in the off season. I brought in Danny Butler from the Island who I believe will contribute to bolstering our detachment. I then went to staffing and advised them that I was looking for speed and we got Frank, top rated in fitness. I then went back to the depot and advised I needed one more physical person. We picked up Peggy Bell who was a fitness instructor prior to joining the RCMP. She will bring speed up front and the boys might be hesitant to get physical. I also sent our Captain Andrew away for two months for some secret training that I don’t wish to disclose to the kids. We are pumped and ready to do battle.
I looked hard to find another goaltender but we are stuck with Grant. We’re going to take a serious stab this year to regain the title. You little punks are forewarned. If you can gather around an English teacher and compose a rebuttal, give it a shot. I will mark the paper and get credits for you.