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Jun. 07, 2018

The Leduc Junior Athletic Club (LJAC) is excited to announce the hiring of Ryan Rechner as the Head Coach of the Leduc Chrysler Midget AAA Oil Kings.

Read the Press Release Here.

Rechner joins Mike Mueller (Leduc Techmation Minor AAA) and Brad Huolt (Bantam AAA) as the three head coaches for the Oil Kings Triple AAA program.

Rechner has 14 years of coaching experience and last coached in the Alberta Junior Hockey League as Head Coach of the Drayton Valley Thunder last season.  He was also an Assistant Coach with the Spruce Grove Saints for parts of the past two seasons.  He had the opportunity to part of the coaching staff for the Saints during the playoffs this past season when they won the AJHL Championship and played in the Doyle Cup.

Rechner has coached all 3 teams for the LJAC over the past 10 years including back to back Coach of the Year Awards in the Alberta Midget Hockey League (2015/2016) and the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (2014/2015).

“While I'm very grateful for everything the Saints did for me, it’s great to be back as a Head Coach where it all started for me here in Leduc.  I grew up here, I’m starting a family here and I'm excited to be back coaching here.  I think I became a much better coach having experienced junior hockey as both a head and assistant coach and I'm looking forward to the chance to help LJAC athletes get better and achieve their goals,” said Ryan Rechner.

“We are excited to have Ryan back as our Head Coach for our Leduc Chrysler MAAA Oil Kings team and Leduc Junior Athletic Club.  Ryan is extremely hard working, knowledgeable and respected.  He will bring passion & professionalism qualities to our team and organization to help the players develop on & off the ice,” said President of the Leduc Junior Athletic Club Scott Fraser.

Ryan can be contacted at 780.243.0115 or rrechner@yellowjacketenergy.ca

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