OKOTOKS, AB (April 22, 2022) – Okotoks Oilers goaltending coach Derek Purfield (Calgary, AB) has been named to the coaching staff for Team Alberta for the 2023 Canada Winter Games, Hockey Alberta announced.
The tournament, running from February 18th – March 5th in Prince Edward Island, will feature provincial U16 Male teams.
Serving as the team’s Goalie Coach, it will be Purfield’s second time on Alberta’s staff for the event, following up the 2019 event in Red Deer.
He most recently completed his ninth season on the Oilers’ staff, which has featured a win by Oiler goalie Riley Morris as AJHL Top Goaltender in 2017-18, as well as top goalie nominations for Morris in 2016-17, Brady Parker in 2018-19 and 2019-20, and finally Jack McNaughton this past season.
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