Following a busy trade deadline day, the Olds Grizzlys have an official press release to inform everyone about the events from the past 24 hours.
Press release from January 11th at 1pm..
Olds, AB - The Olds Grizzlys were active prior to the January 10th trade deadline.
The organization took part in a three team transaction which saw F Chase Olsen being moved to the Spruce Grove Saints and G Josh Brindza to the Sherwood Park Crusaders. In return, the Grizzlys received D Tyler Pang and future considerations from the Crusaders. The last part of this deal sees F Tyson Gruninger being moved from Spruce Grove to Sherwood Park.
Tyler Pang arrives in Olds having played 26 games and scored 24 points for the Crusaders this season. The 99 born player is in his second year of junior hockey, having started his junior career in his hometown Victoria, BC. Pang will be expected to be in the line-up for this Sunday’s home game vs. the Canmore Eagles.
Coach Redmond adds “we are very ecxited to have Tyler join our organization. He will be a great addition to our roster and help the team make a push for the playoffs”.
The Grizzlys are very excited about this acquisition and would like to welcome Tyler to Olds!
Part of this deal sees hometown boy and captain Chase Olsen move to Spruce Grove. The Grizzlys would like to thank Chase for his unquestionable dedication and service to the team throughout the past two seasons. “Chase Olsen was our captain, and our leader”, associate coach Joe Murphy says, “His play while in Grizzly uniform was exactly the type of effort, and pride that we desire from all in our organization. While his skill and production will be missed, his leadership and attitude will be felt immediately.” Murphy adds, “the trade of Chase Olsen was not one that was approached carelessly. Chase was part of the process the entire way, as he was supportive of our organization. The Grizzlys are proud to be able to help Chases' pursuit of a scholarship in this manner, by allowing him to go to a team that should have a long post season. Thank You, Chase!"
For the second part of yesterday’s AJHL trade deadline, the Grizzlys traded D Cale Cripps to the Humboldt Broncos for G Sam-Jaxon Visscher.
The 98 born goalie has played for the Whitecourt Wolverines, in the AJHL, last season before joining the Humboldt Broncos. During his time with the Wolverines, Visscher put on a .908 regular season and .903 post season saver percentage. The 6’1'' St. Albert, AB, product is currently in his second year of JR “A” hockey. The organization is excited about the addition of Sam-Jaxon and want to welcome him to Olds.
The Olds Grizzlys would like to thank Josh Brindza and Cale Cripps very much for their hard work and dedication to the team during their time in Olds. We wish both players all the best with their new teams and their future hockey endeavours.
Jan11th - Post-Trade Deadline with Head Coach Adam Redmond
Agriculture for Life is launching its 2nd annual education symposium next month. Ag for Life CEO Luree Williamson says it will be held in Red Deer this year and it is open to students as well as teachers across the province.
Some late third period heroics allowed the Olds College Bronocs to beat the Red Deer College Queens 3-2. It was the front end of a pink in the rink challenge between the two teams and the lone women's hockey game on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference schedule for Thursday, October 18th.
On Tuesday, October 16th at approximately 2:30 pm Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of a robbery that had just occurred on a rural property north east of Innisfail in Red Deer County. Innisfail RCMP with the assistance of Innisfail integrated Freeway Patrol responded immediately.
It is pink in the rink night on Thursday, October 18th at the Olds SportsComplex as Olds College's ACAC women's hockey team faces off with Red Deer College. Admission to the game at 7 o'clock is $10 which will also get you a pink toque at the door. This year the Broncos are also challenging the RDC Queens to see who can collect the most money for a good cause this year at their pink in the rink game.
Red Deer is ready for championship rodeo action. A media launch on October 16th for the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo featured local dignitaries, athletes, representatives from Pro Rodeo Canada and more. Rick Moore - Interim CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce - says the Enmax Centrium may be a smaller venue for seats than the old Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, but it will be full and it will be loud. He believes the cowboys and cowgirls are going to get a real charge out of the crowds in Red Deer.
Red Deer RCMP have charged three people with trafficking and seized significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and cash after a four-month long drug trafficking investigation that culminated in search warrants at residences in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake on October 10.
Town of Olds residents had their say during the latest online budget survey. Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt says the town gets an annual service level review to identify the pressure and where updates are needed.
Didsbury Town Council was recently presented with the results of the Didsbury Fire Department safety audit. The third-party report was conducted by Edelweiss Safety Solutions and was a result of a request from council in late July to fully review the safety procedures of the Didsbury Fire Department.
Olds Grizzlys General Manager & Associate Coach Garry VanHereweghe says he is resigning and this Friday, October 19th will be his last day with the organization. The Grizzlys are still searching for their first win of the 2018-2019 AJHL regular season. They dropped to 0-12-1 after suffering an 8-1 loss at home on Monday, October 15th to Bonnyville.
On Friday, October 12th at about 12:20pm Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a call for assistance from a lone hiker who had fallen and became lost while hiking Coliseum Mountain near Nordegg, Alberta.