ON APRIL 24th, ALUMNI EXECUTIVE DARRYL HAVRELOCK ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT CONCERNING THE 13th ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF TOURNEY, SLATED FOR AUGUST 21st AT THE LINKS IN SPRUCE GROVE.
"WE ARE 99% SET TO GO WITH ALL OUR SPONSORS SET, AND 142 GOLFERS ALREADY IN PLACE (152 IS A SELL-OUT). HOWEVER IN LIGHT OF THE UNCERTAINTY CAUSED BY THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC, WE HAVE ELECTED TO PUT THE TOURNEY "ON HOLD" UNTIL JULY 1st."
"WHAT WE MEAN BY 'ON HOLD' IS THIS" CONTINUED HAVRELOCK, "UNLESS THE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES PUT IN PLACE YESTERDAY, ARE ABLE TO BE RELAXED BY JULY 1, WE WILL BE MAKING FULL REFUNDS TO ALL OUR GOLFERS AND SPONSORS THE NEXT DAY". WE RESPECT DR DEENA HINSHAW'S DECISION OF LIMITING GATHERINGS TO 15 PERSONS THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS, THOUGH IT'S A DIRECT HIT ON OUR TOURNAMENT & MANY OTHER LONG-STANDING EVENTS AS WELL. IT'S A TOUGH PILL TO SWALLOW, BUT IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO".
IF ANY GOLFERS OR SPONSORS DESIRE REFUNDS PRIOR TO JULY 1, ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS CONTACT DARRYL HAVRELOCK, AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT RIGHT AWAY. OTHERWISE, JULY 1 WILL DECLARE WHETHER OR NOT WE'LL BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD WITH RUNNING THE TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR.
WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED,
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OIL KINGS ALUMNI EXPANDING:
Sunday, February 23, 2020
As of March 1, 2020, the Edmonton Oil Kings Alumni is expanding their ranks, to include all WHL graduate players from the Edmonton area, who have played a minimum of 1 year (68 games) in the WHL.
"Not only has the game changed drastically over the years, but so have the methods by which each club is able to operate", stated Darryl Havrelock, founder of the Oil Kings Alumni. When junior hockey came to Edmonton back in the 50's, there was a Sponsorship system in place, whereby each club was supported financially to a certain degree, by one of the six NHL clubs, with many hometown boys playing on each team. Such is not the case nowadays, as all CHL clubs follow a Draft plan similar to the one utilized by today's 32-team NHL. Players from all over the world, come to each WHL team via their Draft system. It's tough if not impossible for any Alumni to survive by operating like it was still the '50's. And, we all wear the same uniform nowadays, chuckled Havrelock. Maybe we can start something here for other clubs to take a look at, and maybe follow suit."
"Our Alumni is likely the most active in all of today's Western Hockey League cities", cited Havrelock. "Each year we hold roughly 7 events, well attended, and go a long way at keeping the guys all together. There are numerous Edmonton & area boys playing in the WHL, and we want to welcome them into our expanded Alumni which will be known as the OIL KINGS & WHL ALUMNI
Our Premier Alumni Event is our annual Golf Tournament, now in it's 13th year. Our other events range from Breakfasts or lunches, to A Night at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre, to a Mystery Golf Day, or we've taken in a ball game. One thing we've made certain of, is to welcome our golf tourney sponsors to these events. They are the ones who support us & make it possible for us to remain active as a group". We consider them to be part of our Alumni group.
So, calling all former WHL players in the Edmonton area. If you are interested in becoming part of the Oil Kings & Western Hockey League Alumni, go to our "ALUMNI REGISTRY PAGE, fill it out & follow the instructions.
If you have any questions,
contact either Darryl Havrelock at 780-469-5718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
contact Gregg Pilling at 780-486-2125 or 780-909-3691 or email email@example.com
UPDATE: 2020 AUMNI GOLF TOURNEY
Saturday, January 4, 2020
AS OF APRIL 1st, WE HAVE ROOM FOR
ONLY16 MORE GOLFERS.
FOURSOMES ARE WELCOME
FOR THE 2020 ALUMNI GOLF TOURNEY.
(13th ANNUAL) FRIDAY AUGUST 21.
THE LINKS IN SPRUCE GROVE
1:00 PM SHOTGUN START
$185 DUE UPON REGISTRATION
WE ACCEPT MASTERCARD, VISA OR YOUR CHEQUE
CONTACT: GREGG PILLING 780-486-2125 or 780-909-3691 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: DARRYL HAVRELOCK 780-469-5718 or EMAIL email@example.com