Olds Grizzlys Bust Out Of Losing Streak, Get New Head Coach & GM First AJHL Win

The Olds Grizzlys busted out of their nine game losing streak on Saturday, February 8th by beating the Fort McMurray Oil Barons 5-2 at home. It was also the first victory for new Head Coach & GM Scott Atkinson.

The Olds Grizzlys picked up their first win with new Head Coach & General Manager Scott Atkinson in charge on Saturday, February 8th.
 
The Black & Gold beat the Fort McMurray Oil Barons 5-2 in front of 535 fans at the SportsComplex.
 
Defenceman Hoon Kim opened the scoring by netting his 4th goal of the season before the eight minute mark of the first period.
 
 
Atkinson's first AJHL win came against the league's all-time winningest coach - Gord Thibodeau.
 

Logan Bromhead had a pair of goals in the victory to give him 18 for the season.

Duncan Hughes stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced. Fort Mac outshot Olds 23-6 in the second period and 39-31 for the game.

Zafir Rawji scored a power play goal and added an assist. The OGs were 1 for 2 on the PP. The Barons were 0 for 3.

Noah Hackett and Greg Nelson had a couple of assists each. Nelson also fought Ethan Jamernik late in the third period.

Dawson Leroux scored his first career goal at home for the Grizzlys - his previous 4 AJHL tallies had all come on the road.

The Grizzlys rounded out the weekend by travelling to Drumheller on Sunday where the Dragons would beat them 6-zip.

Since Atkinson took over as coach on January 27th, the Grizzlys record is 1-4-and-1.

However, Olds is looking good to make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. The Grizzlys (10-36-6) are holding down the 6th and final playoff spot in the South Division. They are eight points up on the last place Calgary Canucks (8-43-2). Olds has six games remaining in the regular season, while Calgary only has five left.

Next action for both teams is on Valentine's Day - the Grizzlys will host Camrose on Friday, February 14th while the Canucks will start a 4 game road trip in Grande Prairie.

 

Listen to 96.5 CKFM's post-game conversation with Scott Atkinson.

Hear more post-game audio with Hoon Kim.

Logan Bromhead also spoke to CKFM following the win.

Check out the Monday, February 10th edition of the 96.5 CKFM Coach's Show with Scott Atkinson.

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