New Release – Head Coach Hired

May 31, 2024

News Release

The Olds Grizzlys are pleased to introduce Peter Schaefer as the team’s new head coach.
Schaefer comes to the Grizzlys after playing over 500 NHL games with the Vancouver
Canucks, Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins.
Schaefer is a former WHL MVP with the Brandon Wheat Kings and a Gold medal winner with
Team Canada at the World Jr Hockey Championship.
Schaefer has bench experience with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL where he was a GM, head
coach and assistant coach. He helped the Surrey Eagles win the BCHL title in 2012-13.
“I’m excited to bring my playing and coaching experiences to the Grizzlys organization and look
forward to putting together a good team with a great culture both on and off the ice. My vision is
to have a team that plays hard, fast, and for each other, for the Grizzlys organization and for the
community that supports us. And to develop players that can reach the next level.”
Schaefer will be at the helm when the Grizzlys start training camp August 23.

Josh Erdman
President Friends of the Grizzlys