WICHITA, Kan. – Today, The Sin Bin is announcing several changes to the website’s management structure. These changes will take effect June 1, 2018.
First, founder and owner of The Sin Bin, Joe Rozycki, will be stepping away. Had it not been for Rozycki’s vision and commitment to bringing minor pro hockey news to the fans, The Sin Bin would never have been a reality. Under his leadership, The Sin Bin has grown from a Missouri Mavericks blog to the top website for minor pro hockey news in six short years. We will forever be grateful for Joe’s vision and his selfless willingness to create The Sin Bin.
“When I launched The Sin Bin back in 2012, I never dreamed that it would grow into what it has today,” Rozycki said. “As I reflect on the journey, there are so many people and so many memories that I will forever hold near and dear to my heart. I can’t thank everyone who has ever been a part of Team Sin Bin for all of their tireless efforts to help mold our vision into reality, making The Sin Bin the premier site for stories behind minor league hockey. Now it is time to step aside in order for The Sin Bin to reach new heights,” Rozycki said.
“We will be forever indebted to Joe for his vision, zest, and passion for bringing breaking news and the story of minor league hockey to the fans who crave it,” said Managing Editor, Matthew Harding. “Every member of Team Sin Bin has benefitted so much because of his stewardship. It is now our duty to continue building on his vision.”
On June 1, Matthew Harding will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief and will be responsible for establishing the direction of the website and our editorial policy. Matt Thomas will remain webmaster and be responsible for running the website. Third, Mike Campos will become the site’s Managing Editor and will work with Harding in directing the editorial policy along with its implementation.
At the AHL level, Andrew Gallant will be stepping down from his role as AHL Editor. Harding and Samantha Hoffmann will split the AHL duties until a replacement can be named. Finally, Kristen Wooten will become the site’s ECHL Editor.
“A major piece of Joe’s vision is the foresight to develop a solid team around him and The Sin Bin is blessed beyond measure to have a very deep and talented editing staff. I look forward to leading this team to heights this site has never seen before,” Harding said.
“Matthew Harding is a well-respected journalist and a tremendous leader,” Rozycki said. “I know that he will continue the vision that we had when launching the site, and take The Sin Bin into a new realm. Thank you to him, Matt Thomas and Mike Campos for the incredible work that they do, a lot of which flies under the radar. Kristen Wooten and Samantha Hoffmann, while new to the editorial team, have already proven to be valuable assets to the leadership team, and will help to shape the new wave of The Sin Bin.
Thank you to all the fans for their support over the last six years. It has truly been my honor and privilege to bring the stories of minor league hockey to you, and I will forever cherish every moment.”
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