Storm Introduce New Assistant Coach


June 3, 2019

The Grande Prairie Storm are pleased to announce that Ryan Aasman (Medicine Hat, AB) will join the organization as an Assistant Coach for the upcoming season.

Ryan Aasman on joining the Storm:

?I?m excited to come to Grande Prairie and begin my dream of coaching junior hockey. I can?t thank Mark, Matt and the entire organization enough for the opportunity?. I?m excited work with the current roster players and new players coming in to develop these athletes as hockey players and as young adults. I look forward to working alongside Matt and the rest of the staff; it’s a very exciting time to be part of the Grande Prairie Storm!?

Ryan comes to the storm having previous worked as the Assistant coach with the Lethbridge Midget AAA Hurricanes. Before beginning his coaching career, the former 1st round WHL draft pick received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Psychology while playing for the Pronghorns at the University of Lethbridge. Prior to that, he split time in the WHL and AJHL playing for the Spruce Grove Saints and Drumheller Dragons for a year each totallying 53 points in 99 career games.

“We’re excited to welcome Ryan to our organization,” says General Manager Mark Bomersback. “Ryan is a great young hockey mind who loves the game. He?s done an excellent job in Lethbridge the last couple seasons and we look forward to him doing the same job here. He communicates and relates so well with players, we felt it was important with our current young core and our incoming recruitment class that the person we bring on has strong communication and teaching skills. Both of these are Ryan?s strongest attributes”.

Along with other hockey operations duties, Ryan will be working predominantly with developing the Storm’s young defensive core. Welcome to the Storm Ryan!

The Storm would also like to extend a sincere thank you previous Assistant Coach Blake Cosgrove. His dedication to the Grande Prairie Storm’s Jr. A program for 2 years helped the Storm to back-to-back playoff berths and significantly improved regular season records. The Storm wishes Blake all the best in his future endeavors. 

Other Staff announcements to follow.