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UPDATE: 1:15 p.m.
The Sicamous Eagles say they solely discovered of an ex-coach’s lawsuit in opposition to them by media studies.
The crew “just isn’t ready to supply remark as we solely simply turned conscious of the state of affairs, by means of the native media,” Eagles vice-president Dwain Jeffery mentioned in e-mail to Castanet.
Former coach Tyler Gunn is suing the membership for $13,000 in unpaid wages.
ORIGINAL: 10 a.m.
A former coach of the Sicamous Eagles is suing the Junior B hockey membership for misplaced wages.
In keeping with a discover of declare filed in small claims court docket in late March, Tyler Gunn began teaching the crew in July 2019.
However weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic started, membership administration spoke with Gunn about his contract and, based on court docket paperwork “…led Mr. Gunn to imagine the membership couldn’t proceed to pay him on account of misplaced income arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The discover of declare additionally states “Based mostly on the (membership’s) representations, Mr. Gunn agreed to work for the (membership) with out pay.”
Gunn discovered later that 12 months that the Eagles did have the funds for to pay him, and when he introduced up the problem of backpay, his contract was terminated.
He says he was not paid from April to August of 2020, an quantity totalling $13,125.
“The (membership’s) illustration about its funds was unfaithful, inaccurate or deceptive,” the declare states.
In keeping with the crew’s web site, the Sicamous Eagles is a registered society fashioned in 1994.
Its mandate is to supply alternatives for younger males to develop their hockey and life abilities with a view to having fun with a profession within the hockey discipline.
Data posted on the Eagles website explains that yearly, the membership should increase adequate working capital for the approaching season. The membership credit a supportive group with serving to it meet an annual price range of greater than $300,000, “…which is some huge cash to drag, 12 months after 12 months, from a group of two,500 residents.”
Though makes an attempt have been made to get feedback from the Sicamous Eagles, no response was acquired.