Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Press Release

Brandon, MB. – The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that Al Macpherson will be stepping down as Director of Player Personnel with the Western Hockey League club.
A native of Lacadena, Saskatchewan, Macpherson joined the Wheat Kings in 1986 and twelve years later he became a full time employee of the WHL club when he was promoted to his current post.
Since his appointment as director of player personnel in ‘98, Macpherson and general manager Kelly McCrimmon have teamed up to produce one of the most successful clubs in the Canadian Hockey League. In addition to two trips to the League Finals, the Wheat Kings have appeared in four Eastern Conference Finals and came within one victory of capturing the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
“Al has been a tremendously integral member of our organization for many years,” says McCrimmon.  “He is one of the best, a scout that has wide spread respect across our league who represented us professionally every day.  We knew this day could come, and we are grateful for his contributions.”
The Wheat Kings will begin the process of hiring a new Head Scout immediately.
Wheat Kings’ Training Camp begins in late August, with the 2013-14 regular season scheduled to begin on Friday, September 20th against the Warriors in Moose Jaw.

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