(Article courtesy YorktonTerriers.com)
The Board of Directors of the Yorkton Terriers is pleased to announce that Emery Olauson has joined the club in a Head Coach and General Manager role. Emery is an experienced hockey professional who comes to Yorkton from Invermere, BC where he was Head Coach/General Manager of the Columbia Valley Rockies in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
Emery’s junior playing career included time with the Estevan Bruins and Weyburn Red Wings, and his coaching career started in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Flin Flon Bombers. Since then, he has coached in the Southern Professional Hockey League, KIJHL and Maritime Junior Hockey League.
Olauson expressed that this opportunity means a lot to him and his family.
“Having played in the SJHL, I have a great appreciation for the league and joining a storied franchise like Yorkton is a responsibility I take very seriously. I am grateful to Corvyn and the Yorkton Terriers Board for their trust in me, and I look forward to working with the staff and players to build a championship calibre team in Yorkton,” said Olauson.
Yorkton Terriers President Corvyn Neufeld and Board members are thrilled to welcome Emery and his wife Lauren and their three boys, Porter, Anders and Bodhi to Yorkton.
“Emery is a leader with a track record of success everywhere he has been. He is focused on developing players on and off the ice, and he understands our commitment to this community and we are confident he will build on the Yorkton Terriers long history of success,” said Neufeld. “We look forward to working with Emery through the upcoming season. Emery will be in Yorkton in time to oversee our fall camp,” added Neufeld.
Main camp begins September 1st and runs through the 3rd.
In other news, The club also announced that Assistant Coaches Scott Musqua and Zach Rakochy will be back behind the bench for the 2023-24 campaign.