Sea Dogs searching for new head coach after Danny Flynn steps down

Saint John Sea Dogs Danny Flynn calls out to players. (Adrian Wyld/AP)

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The Saint John Sea Dogs are searching for a new head coach after Danny Flynn stepped down on Friday to pursue other opportunities.

Flynn guided the Sea Dogs to the QMJHL’s President Cup this season and reached the semifinals of the Memorial Cup.

The Dartmouth, N.S., native spent two seasons behind the Saint John bench and led the team to a 48-14-6 record last year.

"I feel the time is right for me to move on," Flynn said. "It was great to be part of two outstanding seasons. I really enjoyed my time with the team. Saint John is a great hockey city and a great community. I want to thank the Sea Dogs for giving me and my family the opportunity to be a part of it."

Flynn has previously worked as an assistant coach for the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres.

Sea Dogs president and general manager Trevor Georgie said that the team has started a search for Flynn’s replacement.