Polutnik to be inducted to Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame

Red Deer’s Rick Polutnik is one of three individuals and two teams that will be inducted in the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, June 15 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel.

Red Deer’s Rick Polutnik is one of three individuals and two teams that will be inducted in the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, June 15 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel.

Polutnik will join long-time Calgary Canucks head coach Don Phelps and official John Jacobs in the builder category, while the 1980-81 SAIT Trojans will be indicated in the achievement category and the 1947 Edmonton Flyers in the pioneer category.

Polutnik is a founding member of the Hockey Canada’s National Coach Mentorship program and currently serves as coach mentor/ambassador to Slovakia.

The last two decades has seen him coach at every level of the game from minor, through college, to the national and junior women’s teams.

Polutnik spent 20 years as a volunteer and staff member of Hockey Alberta and is president of Teamworks Canada Incorporated, an organization that aims to improve the training, development, coaching and mentoring for organizations and teams.

During his career Polutnik won five provincial championships and two gold and two silver medals at the world championships.

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