Thompson Rivers University To Cease Hockey Operations

  Posted on: July 29, 2014

Cheerleaders behind WolfPack bench (Oct 4, 2013 Snucins)

When the curtain goes up on the 2014-15 athletic season at Thompson Rivers University, there will be one less ‘club’ team.

Tyler Jackson (Jan 25, 2014 Snucins)

Tyler Jackson in action from this year (Andrew Snucins photo)

Thompson Rivers University Athletics and Recreation Director Ken Olynyk  has announced that effective immediately, the hockey program is ceasing operations.

Ken Olynyk #1 (May 1,2013)

Athletics and Recreation Director Ken Olynyk

“ I would like to thank the past and current members of the Hockey Board of Directors for their hard work and tireless effort,” said Olynyk.  “They established this program five years ago for student/athletes who wanted to continue to play competitive hockey while pursuing their education. They made every effort possible to maintain the program to this point, but due to economics and a lack of a sustainable model, we have no choice but to dissolve the program.”

Chris Hans Hockey General Manager (2012-13 Andrew Snucins)

Chris Hans (Andrew Snucins photo)

Hockey returned to Thompson Rivers in 2008-09 under the direction of head coach Chris Hans. They finished second in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League with a record of 16 wins and eight losses.  This past season in the BCIHL, the WolfPack wound up fourth with nine wins and 14 defeats and were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by eventual league champion Selkirk College Saints.  Thompson Rivers have been coached the past three seasons by Don Schulz.

Don Schulz at bench (Oct 4, 2013 Snucins)

WolfPack head coach Don Schulz (Andrew Snucins photo)

For further information:  Please contact Ken Olynyk   (250) 828-5273 or (250) 320-4263.  kolynyk@tru.ca