For Immediate Release:
The GMHL West Division is pleased to announce the expansion of it's division, into Gibbons Alberta. The franchise will be led by Dean Whitney, who was a standout General Manager/Head Coach last season with the expansion Fox Creek Ice Kings. Dean will once again be leading his ownership group as the General Manager and Head Coach of the expansion Gibbons franchise and will be implementing immediate name-the-team, season ticket, and golf tournament, and corporate events as part of the team kickoff highlights! The GMHL is entering into it's 17th season, and over that period of time, has graduated over 900 players into every level of collegiate and professional hockey around the world! GMHL President Bob Russell welcomes the new team by saying "Gibbons will be a great addition to our growing league and our West Division; they are in good hands with Dean Whitney and his ownership group... welcome!"
Coach Whitney states that "The GMHL continues to be a way for high level players to get to the next level of their careers. I am extremely excited to be a part of this growth, which aligns with Gibbons' aggressive and progressive municipal model. Be ready for a lot of entertainment and excitement when you come to the rink this year!" Gibbons Mayor Dan Deck adds: "This a great opportunity for our community and the league. Gibbons is a hockey and sports town, I can’t wait for the season to start to cheer on our TEAM."
Please have a look at the team's website gibbonsjra.com and facebook page @GibbonsJuniorAHockey for more name-the-team, volunteer, billet, booster club, corporate partner and season ticket opportunities.
To enter the Name the Team contest please click here.
For season ticket info click here.
If you are interested in being a volunteer please click here.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities please click here.
If you are interested in playing Junior A hockey in Gibbons please click here.