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
Brian Burke from the Calgary Flames and Craig MacTavish from the Edmonton Oilers will provide the hotstove lounge entertainment in Olds on February 2nd. They are the special guest speakers for the upcoming Hockey Alberta Foundation's Every Kid Every Community event at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. Mike Pieper, President of the Olds Minor Hockey Association, says they will also have a great selection of silent auction items. The tickets to the event cost $50 dollars each and they are available online from the Olds Minor Hockey website or the Hockey Alberta website.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Wednesday, January 17th by Calgary Economic Development and Olds College to create the leading smart agri-food corridor in Canada. The Calgary-Olds Smart Agri-Food Corridor will leverage Calgary's global corporate presence and distribution hub with Olds College's applied research and integrated learning, according to Calgary Economic Development.
The Bank of Canada says the recent run of strong economic data has prompted it to raise its trend-setting interest rate to 1.25 per cent from one per cent. The central bank says there has been healthier-than-anticipated consumption and residential investment, thanks to Canada's solid job creation. Donna Carson, Licenced Insolvency Trustee with MNP serving Calgary & Central Alberta, says it does not sound like a big increase but other surveys out there right now show that Canadians have the largest amount of debt in the world.
Energy Efficiency Alberta continues to refine and expand its programs. Chief Executive Officer Monica Curtis says to watch for announcements on new and expanded programs throughout 2018. According to Curtis, Alberta business has really responded with the opportunity to work with their customers.
Both the Olds Lacrosse Association and the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Olds Grizzlys have made presentations and requests to the town of Olds requesting very different sport specific usage options for the main surface of the SportsComplex.this spring.
The Town of Sundre and Elk Ridge Archery Club are proud to be hosting the 2018 Canadian Indoor 3D Archery Championships. It is also hosted in part by Archery Canada and Archery Alberta on April 28th & 29th. Earlier this month, Darrin Rudy with the local archery club presented to Mountain View County about the event and requested funds.