Former Grizzlys coach takes over Lloydminster

Former Olds Grizzlys, Camrose Kodiaks and Okotoks Oilers head coach Garry Van Hereweghe has been appointed general manager/head coach of the Alberta Junior Hockey League Lloydminster Bobcats.

Former Olds Grizzlys, Camrose Kodiaks and Okotoks Oilers head coach Garry Van Hereweghe has been appointed general manager/head coach of the Alberta Junior Hockey League Lloydminster Bobcats.

Van Hereweghe was hired in May of 2102 to serve as the Bobcats’ director of player personnel and served as the club’s GM for the final month of the 2012-13 season.

A retired Calgary Police Service officer, Van Hereweghe coached the Camrose Kodiaks to the Canadian junior A championship in 2001.

l Ryan Bartoshyk is the new AJHL commissioner.

Bartoshyk, a Camrose native and former Bonnyville Pontiacs player, has served as the AJHL vice-president of marketing since 2006.

He replaces Craig Cripps as commissioner. Cripps recently decided not to return for an eighth year as the league head.