2022-23 Gibbons Team Announcement!


The GMHL West Division and Gibbons Pioneers are pleased to announce that they have come to terms with a standout leader in the hockey industry, as Rod Ohlhauser is named the General Manager and Head Coach of the Gibbons Pioneers Jr. A Hockey Club for the 2022-23 hockey season. Rod is a long-time standout coach at the Junior A and elite AAA levels, including teams like the Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL), SSAC Midget AAA and the Bantam AAA Sherwood Park Flyers, where he won the AMBHL league top Head Coach honors. Most recently, as the Head Coach of the Leduc AAA Minor Midget program, Rod led his team to a North Sutter Cup Championship. Rod also has a long history of involvement at various levels with the Hockey Alberta Program of Excellence. His experience will surely be a recruiting enhancement for the club, and will ensure that Pioneers players are developed to the top of their ability. Executive Director Dr. Derek Prue says "we are so pleased to be able to secure someone with Rod's ability from both a player and an organizational development standpoint. Rod will no doubt have an abundance to offer the Town of Gibbons and the Pioneers as it continues to move forward as a successful Junior A organization". When asked about his career move to Gibbons, Rod had this to say: "I am very excited to be joining the Pioneers Organization, one of the newer franchises in the GMHL.  I really look forward to working with our players and staff, knowing the support we already have in the community.  Together we will build a team that the town of Gibbons can be proud of for years to come.""