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Friends of the Grizzlys Society

The Friends of the Grizzlys Society purchased the Olds Grizzlys in the summer of 2017. The Society is made up of local investors & Grizzly alumni who are committed to keeping the Grizzlys in Olds.


Darcy Dallas

President, Whitewater Management - Sundre, AB

A Grizzly alumni, playing defence for the team from 1990-1993. After his time with the Grizzlys, Dallas went on to play NCAA hockey for the Nothern Michigan University Wildcats until 1997. He served as Wildcats captain for 1995-96 & 1996-97. Dallas went on to play pro hockey for the Orlando Solar Bears, Pee Dee Pride & San Antonio Iguanas.


Josh Erdman

Owner/Operator, Alberta Parking Lot Services - Red Deer, AB

Josh sits on the Grizzlys Board of Directors.�Josh is also a Grizzly alumni playing during stretches form 1989-1994, winning the Centennial Cup with the Grizzlys.�Josh also played in the WHL for the Portland Winterhawks and Regina Pats. Erdman would play college hockey for SAIT in Calgary and went on to play pro for the Hunstville Channel Cats and Memphis RiverKings of the CHL.


Blake & Russ Parker

Braken Holdings Ltd. - Calgary, AB

Blake Parker sits on the Grizzlys Board of Driectors.


Scott Leatherdale

Owner/Operator, ScottCo Chemicals - Olds, AB

Scott sits on the Grizzlys Board of Directors.


Mike Van Tetering

Calgary Fire Department - Carstairs, AB

Mike sits on the Grizzlys Board of Directors and is an Olds Grizzlys alumni from 1987-1989.


Curtis Sheptak

Leduc, AB

Curtis is a Grizzlys alumni and had the most decorated hockey career of the Friends of the Grizzlys. Winning the 1994 Centennial Cup with the Grizzlys, Curtis was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with the 160th overall pick in the NHL Draft. Sheptak played along side Darcy Dallas at Northern Michigan University from 1994-95 until 1997-98 and served as co-captain with Dallas. After the NCAA, Curtis went on to play pro hockey for the Portland Pirates (AHL) and Utah Grizzlies (IHL) in North America. Sheptak also suited up for 36 games with Team Canada internationally. From 2000-01 until 2003-04 Sheptak played pro hockey in Europe. Sheptak played for Assat (Finland), the SERC Wild Wings (Germany), HC La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) and Bracknell Bees (England). He returned to North America in 2004 to play for the Colorado Eagles of the CHL and played 2004-05 for the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL. Curtis played his last season of pro hockey in 2005-06 for the Moskitos Essen in Germany. Curtis sits on the Grizzlys Board of Directors


Trent Wilhauk

Owner, Wilhauk Beef Jerky- Leduc, AB

Trent is the Owner/CEO of Wilhauk Beef Jerky and Wilhauk Holdings LTD.


Mike Cotrone

Network Engineer - North Carolina

A Grizzly Alumni, Mike was a goaltender on the 1993-94 AJHL Champion Olds Grizzlys. Mike finished his junior career playing in the AJHL with the Lloydminster Blazers.  Mike then went on to become a Network engineer at companies such as Mastercard & Cisco Systems before starting two sucessful engineering companies in North Carolina


Jason Jeskela

COO, Raging River Exploration - Carstairs, AB


Gary Lebsack

VP Land, Whitecap Resources - Calgary, AB

Gary played for the Grizzlys from 1989-1991 & 1992-1993. Gary also played for the Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), Tri-City Americans (WHL), Nashville Knights (ECHL) & Red Deer College Kings (ACAC).



Brian & Ian Perkins

Owners/Operators, Perkins Farms

Ian Perkins played goal for the Olds Grizzlys from 1992-1995 and was a part of the 1994 Centennial Cup team. Perkins played 4 years at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks before playing pro for the San Antonio Iguanas (CHL), Talahasee Tiger Sharks (ECHL) & Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).


Ed Hildebrand

Owner, MELP Ltd. - Olds, AB


Paul Hildebrand

Owner/Operator, Hildebrand Motors - Olds, AB


Frank Richardson

Richardson Bros. Construction - Olds, AB


Art Birch

Owner/Operator, Birch Tree Financial - Olds, AB


Olds Minor Hockey Association

Olds Minor Hockey Association - Olds, AB

OMHA Representative sits on the Grizzlys Board of Directors


Shawn Pitkanen

VP Drilling, Codeco Energy Group - Calgary, AB

Shawn is a Grizzlys alumni. He played from 1984-1985.


JP Trottier

Whitewater Management - Didsbury, AB

JP played for the Grizzlys from 1987-1990.


Mike Galye

Owner/Operator, The Denture Centre - Olds, AB

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