Tyler Yaremchuk caught up with Merritt Oszytko immediately following the team’s loss. They talked about life his hot start to the year, his future in hockey and more!
CRUSADERS 3 – KODIAKS 6
It was Hockey Hooky day at the Sherwood Park Arena as the Crusaders hosted a few sections of local students to take in their afternoon affair against the Kodiaks.
Crusaders 7 Thunder 4
The Drayton Valley Thunder were in town to kick off the 2017/18 AJHL season. The Crusaders took last seasons series winning four games out of six.
This young Crusaders lineup was hoping to put the doubters to rest and get off to a solid start to the season.
Crusaders coach Jeff Woywitka joined Tyler Yaremchuk to chat about why he enjoys coaching, the modern defenseman, and expectations heading into this season.
Heading into training camp, the general sense around the Sherwood Park Crusaders was that this was going to be a transitional year. The type of year that wouldn’t see the team rocketing up the AJHL standings or tearing the league apart by any means, but fans would get a chance to see some good young talent and witness the birth of the team’s next core.
Another one of the new additions to Sherwood Park’s blueline joined Tyler Yaremchuk to chat about his decision to play hockey again, his style of play and his thoughts on the team.
CRUSADERS 2 SAINTS 5
The Spruce Grove Saints were in town as the Crusaders hosted their first preseason game of the year. The Saints took last years regular season series, winning 4 of the 6 meetings between the North Division rivals.
Despite it still being early in the pre-season, the Cru dressed a healthy amount of veteran players. The likely top line of Merrit Oszytko, Ty Readman and Garret Clegg were all dressed along with returning forwards Eric Blanchette, Brandon Wallis, Graham Blanchette and Ashton Casault.
Fans also got looks at some of the newly acquired pieces in Brendan Kallis, Tyler Pang, Kole Bryks and Dylan Stewart.
One of the newest Crusaders joins Tyler Yaremchuk live in studio to chat about joining the team!
It’s been a crazy week for the Crusaders after acquiring two new defencemen Brendan Kallis, from the Steinbach Pistons of the MJHL, and Kole Bryks, from the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL. On top of that, the team held their training camp this past weekend and had their intra-squad game.
Training camp is well underway and the peak of a camp is usually a team’s intrasquad game. For the Crusaders that game was yesterday and for a lot of people, myself included, it was the first chance to see this group up close and in a game situation.