Meet the ownership group behind the Sioux Lookout Bombers!
| Austen Hoey, Director of Hockey Operations
Austen is currently employed as the Manager of the Sioux Lookout Golf & Curling Club, in addition to being the current Head Coach of the Sioux North Boys Warriors Hockey team (High school). Austen is also the former Head Coach of the Sioux North Girls Warriors Hockey program. Austen has five years’ experience working as on-ice instructor for Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp and has played hockey at various levels for 20+ years, including high school and AAA.
| Joe Cassidy, Director of Business Operations
Joe has worked with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for 14 years, currently as a Senior Resource Management Technician. In addition to running the local men’s league with Matt, Joe also manages his own team in the League for the past 6 years. In 2018, Joe was elected to Sioux Lookout Municipal Council, where he also sits on the Parks & Recreation Committee.
| Matt Cairns, Director of Operations
Matt is the current CEO & Director of Flight Operations at Slate Falls Air. He has several years experience at the Board level of the Sioux Lookout Non-Profit Housing Corporation, including one year as Vice President, as well as the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce, including three years as Vice President and one as President. Matt is also the current President of the Northwestern Ontario Air Carriers Association, a co-founder of the local men’s commercial hockey league and is a head coach with Sioux Lookout Minor Hockey Association.
| James Brohm, Director of Marketing & Communications
James is an avid hockey fan and hockey dad. He has filled many volunteer positions in minor hockey over the years as a coach, trainer, registrar and two terms as President. James has also volunteered with various teams including the Sioux North Girls Warriors Hockey team. James has 20+ years of marketing and sales experience in the music industry, newspaper publishing and print industries. James’ responsibilities include developing and implementing marketing and promotional initiatives designed to promote awareness, and revenues for all Bombers programs. James is also responsible for the the branding and corporate identity of the team, including managing social media. James will act as principal point of contact for media, and produce and disseminate mass email communications (pre and post game, weekly report, breaking news, contests).
| Christine Hoey, Secretary / Treasurer
Christine has a long history of volunteerism and community involvement, receiving the 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 2010 Chamber of Commerce Community Spirit Award and the 2009 Jack McKenzie Memorial Award. Past president of the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce and Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival, she worked for her family’s multiple businesses throughout her career. She is currently President of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation, co-chair of the Sioux Lookout Walleye Weekend, and Treasurer of the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce and Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival.