The transition to a new head coach has been made this offseason for the Olds College Broncos women's hockey team. Their first two seasons in the ACAC were played under the direction of Sarah Hilworth. After she left in June for a job at the University of New Brunswick, the Broncos announced the hiring of former University of Windsor assistant coach Chris Leeming in August.
This year's first home exhibition game for Olds College's ACAC women's hockey team is coming up on Saturday, September 23rd at 2pm against the Rocky Mountain Raiders from Okotoks.
In August, the Broncos hired Chris Leeming as their new Head Coach.
After four years as an assistant coach with the University of Windsor's women's hockey team the 27 year old from Harrow, Ontario felt he was ready to take the next step in his career.
During the job interview process this summer, Leeming says he wanted to demonstrate to Olds College that he was ready to become a Head Coach.
Leeming arrived on the Olds College campus at the start of September and says he observed the first two practices to get a feel for the team.
Both assistant coaches from last season - Kendall Newell and Allyson Bendfeld - have returned to help support Leeming during his first year.
Broncos Athletic Director Linda Henderson was impressed with Leeming's four years of experience as an assistant coach at the U Sport Canada program level with the University of Windsor.
She says it has been an interesting transition but they did make sure to involve their student athletes in the process.
Henderson explains what her expectations are this season for Olds College women's hockey team.
The Broncos women's hockey team participated in a series of games between opponents from various leagues during the second weekend in September at NAIT in Edmonton. Olds College lost 2-1 to the Edge School, beat the Sherwood Park Steele 2-1 and tied the Northern Alberta Xtreme 3-3.
The Olds College Broncos ACAC women's hockey team opens up the 2017-2018 regular season with a home and home series versus the SAIT Trojans on October 5th in Olds and October 7th in Calgary.
In 2016-2017, Olds College was last in the five team conference with a 4-19-1 record. The Broncos inaugural season of ACAC women's hockey also saw them place fifth as they went 5-18-1.
Carstairs Elementary School's addition project will see 10 additional classroom spaces to accommodate 250 students, thanks to the Alberta government's announcement earlier this month. The Chinook's Edge Board of Education gathered with Carstairs Mayor, Council, the Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Speaker of the House Nathan Cooper on Wednesday, November 13th to celebrate.
Olds College is one of four Alberta Colleges to make the grade in 2019 as one of the Top 50 Research Colleges in the nation.The annual rankings released by Research Infosource Inc., have Olds College moving up one place from 44th in 2018 to 43rd this year.
Olds RCMP say the investigation is continuing and charges are pending against the driver of an SUV following a two vehicle collision on Wednesday, November 13th just east of the Boston Pizza on Highway 27.
The Mountain View Seniors' Housing Foundation recently received $1,875 donation from the Cremona and District Community Chest. MVSH Chief Administrative Officer Sam Smalldon thanks the the local communities for the continued support.
Hildebrand Motors previously contributed to the Rotary Athletic Park of Olds back in 2017. This week Hildebrand Motors made another generous pledge towards the local recreation project located off of 70th Avenue in the northwest corner of town.