The Olds Grizzlys have re-signed Dana Lattery to a two year contract to continue on as their Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations.
Dana Lattery is excited the local Alberta Junior Hockey Leauge club is on the same page with the vision his coaching staff has for the Olds Grizzlys organization.
The Grizzlys board of directors announced the re-signing of the 36 year old Lattery last week.
Lattery explains why staying in Olds with the Grizzlys is important to him.
Last season was Lattery's first as the bench boss in Olds and it saw the Grizzlys finish seventh in the AJHL's South Division with a 16-40-4 record. In the playoffs, they were knocked out in the first round by the second place Camrose Kodiaks.
OGs President Shane Dixon stated in a press release that Lattery has done an amazing job of creating an energetic and contagious culture for their young hockey team. Dixon noted that Lattery had success on and off the ice developing the team last year - and the organization is looking forward to more growth and seeing what the Grizzlys can bring to the AJHL this coming season.
Lattery says Jeremy Heistad, Dustin Borbandy and Pat Seeley will be back with him as the Grizzlys Assistant Coaches for the 2016-2017 AJHL season.
The Olds Sportsman's Recreation Association holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 15th in the concourse of the SportsComplex. All supporters of the Olds Grizzlys are encouraged to attend the AGM.
Meanwhile, coming up during Summer Oldstice, the Grizzlys will be participating in the first ever community road hockey game.
It will be for all ages and run from noon until 4pm on Saturday, June 18th in front of Tracks Pub. Drop in and play as long as you like.
Olds Grizzlys alumni - like former NHLer Jay Rosehill - plus current members of the team will be there to participate as well.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire post-contract signing conversation with Grizzlys Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Dana Lattery.