Message from Kelly Hrudey - President of the WHL Alumni Association
This continues to be exciting times for the Western Hockey League and our WHL Alumni Association. I am of the firm belief that the WHL Alumni Association will not only give us a chance to reconnect, but more importantly, we also have the unique opportunity to directly enhance the WHL experience for all the current and future players in the League.
We expect our WHL Alumni Association will continue to add considerable value to the WHL as is stands today, and for years to come. The first priority was to establish a database of former WHL players, coaches, managers and trainers so that we can keep everyone up to date on the League. With close to 300 members, in addition to the Alumni Associations of our 22 Clubs, we hope the WHL Alumni Association will continue its strong growth.
Personally, some of my best memories in the game are from the years spent with the Medicine Hat Tigers (1978-1981) when I chose, like many of you, to leave home for the first time. This unto itself provides many challenges for the players and their families. Let's share our thoughts on ways to further enhance the League and help the WHL ensure nothing but positive experiences for the players in the WHL today.
As you may be aware, the WHL is very concerned about education, and to that end, I am proud to say the League ensures not only a high school education but post secondary education is paramount to every player's development, through the WHL Scholarship Program.
I welcome your involvement and participation in this exciting new era of the Western Hockey League and the WHL Alumni Association.
WHL Alumni Association
Left to Right: Dylan Stanley, U of A Golden Bears (Tri City Americans); Reid Jorgensen, U of C Dinos (Kamloops Blazers); Bob Clarke, NHL Hall of Fame (Flin Flon Bombers); Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks (Kamloops Blazers); Peter Mueller, Phoenix Coyotes (Everett Silvertips); Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks (Calgary Hitmen).
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