Drag­ons re­lieve Cur­ran as GM/head coach

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

The Drumheller Drag­ons and coach and gen­eral man­ager Brian Cur­ran have parted ways af­ter al­most five years.

The 2016-17 sea­son marked the fi­nal year of Head Coach and GM Brian Cur­ran’s con­tract with the Drumheller Drag­ons or­ga­ni­za­tion, and the Drag­ons man­age­ment com­mit­tee has de­cided not to re­new his con­tract.

“We are thank­ful for Brian’s five years of ser­vice and for ful­fill­ing his com­mit­ment to our or­ga­ni­za­tion,” said Drag­ons co-owner and Gov­er­nor, Rod Knelsen.

Brian is a for­mer AJHL Coach of the Year and in the 2013-14 sea­son he coached the Drag­ons to an AJHL South Divi­sion Cham- pi­o­nship.

“The mark of a good coach is leav­ing the team in a bet­ter place than you found it,” said Drag­ons co-owner and Chair­man, Blair Chris­tian­son. “We feel that Brian has done that. When he first ar­rived here in 2012, the team was com­ing off a tough sea­son and to win a South Divi­sion cham­pi­onship in his se­cond year and bring the team to where it is to­day is a true re­flec­tion of his lead­er­ship.”

The Drumheller Drag­ons or­ga­ni­za­tion would like to thank Brian for his ser­vice to the team and wish him all the best in his fu­ture en­deav­ors.

Ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately, as­sis­tant coach Dar­ryl Olsen will as­sume the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the in­terim head coach­ing po­si­tion.

The Drumheller Drag­ons and coach/GM Brian Cur­ran have parted ways.

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