Rook brings new vision to Stampeders

The Ponoka Stampeders junior B hockey club is excited to have new head coach Randy Rook on board.

  • Jul. 22, 2009 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by Jason Solverson

The Ponoka Stampeders junior B hockey club is excited to have new head coach Randy Rook on board.

As the author of “Winning Strategies to Unleash the Champion Within,” and a graduate of Sports Management Worldwide, Rook brings years of playing, coaching, scouting, management experience and team-building qualities with him. With his new vision for the Heritage Junior Hockey league team, his passion for the game and tireless work ethic, the future looks bright for the organization and the players.

Rook grew up, in southern Alberta and had a brief tryout with the OHL Kingston Canadiens when his career ended before it started due to injury. For the last 30 years Rook has been a student of the game, involved in hockey at the A, AA and AA levels on and off form the last 30 years. He lives with his wife, Cheryl and the their two children in Camrose, which has afforded him the opportunity to study and learn from the Camrose Kodiaks, of Alberta’s most successful junior A franchises.

“Their winning system and style of play is what I hope to bring to the Stampeders,” Rook said. “One of my main goals this year is to get the players on the Stampeders as much exposure as possible; I intend on being in communication with many scouts from various hockey teams.”

Rook said the more exposure players get from outside sources, the more opportunities open up.

“I believe that promoting players from this team will make this team a success. What could be better for a team than to have players go on and achieve their goals?”

Tryouts are Sept. 12 and 13. Checkout www.ponokastampeders.com for camp details and information on how players can register.