Board and Coaching Staff prepare to buck into their next 50 Years
CALGARY, AB – April 3, 2022 – The AJHL Playoffs may be over for the Calgary Canucks this season, but there’s renewed energy leading the team into the next 50 years of their storied franchise in Calgary, AB. The Calgary Canucks have always been a community-based team focused on developing elite Junior A Hockey in Calgary, which will continue to have a lasting impact in Southern Alberta.
The end of the season always brings about change and this year is no different. The Board of Directors of the Calgary Canucks have accepted the resignation of President Arthur Yasinski. The Canucks wish to acknowledge Arthur’s energy, vision, and support all the while shepherding the team through the many challenges posed by Covid. Upon his departure, Arthur leaves the team poised for success. The Board of Directors, have nominated long-term Board Member, Sandy Edmonstone as our new Chair of the Board.
The Canucks also want to wish our graduating 2001 players Connor Bertamini, Matthew Brunton, and Dylan Price all the best as they move onto their next adventure. As the saying goes, “Once a Canuck, #AlwaysACanuck”.
As the team looks to the future, Calgary Canucks General Manager and Head Coach, Brad Moran, is confident that the team will build off their hard-fought playoff series against the Drumheller Dragons.
“After completing our historic 50th season, the Calgary Canucks are excited to get back to work. We were really starting to see some great progress in the back-end of the regular season and in the first round of playoffs. I’m very proud of how the boys competed during the playoffs – we almost pulled off an upset,”says Moran.
As a community, we’ve all had a tough couple of years, however the future looks bright for the stable, well-funded Calgary Canucks. The Board of Directors and Coaching Staff would also like to thank our parents, billets, alumni, and fans (#NucksNation) for their ongoing and unwavering support.
“It was great seeing the amount of Calgary Minor Hockey players who came out and got loud during the playoffs. We can’t wait to have “˜more cowbell’ when we return to Ken Bracko arena at Max Bell for our 2022-23 season,”Moran says.
For those wondering what’s next for the Calgary Canucks?
“We’re already planning our Spring and Summer camps, as we continue our commitment to creating a world class junior hockey program and team here in Calgary,”says Moran.
About the Calgary Canucks: The Calgary Canucks are a Junior A hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), with home games at the Ken Bracko Arena in Max Bell Centre. They have won the AJHL championship nine times and one national championship. The Canucks franchise was formed in 1971 and has the longest tenure of any in the AJHL in one city. After celebrating 50 years in the AJHL, the team is excited to build upon its legacy in the upcoming 2022-23 season.
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