It is with great pleasure that the Grande Prairie Storm announce the hiring of Eric Thurston as the team’s new Head Coach.
Coach Thurston joins the club after having spent the last four seasons as the Head Coach and GM of the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL. Eric has been coaching professionally for 30 years, notably serving on the coaching staff of the perennial USports powerhouse, University of Alberta Golden Bears where he was a part of 6 National Championship teams.
Eric brings his wealth of experience to the Storm organization and is looking forward to working with General Manager Mark Bomersback to rebuild a championship team in Grande Prairie.
“It’s a great honor to join the Storm organization and begin working with a team who are committed to winning" stated Thurston, "I’m excited to move up to the community of Grande Prairie and look forward to getting started for the upcoming season”.
Coach Thurston will be joining the team effective immediately.
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