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Statement on the Passing of Bob Clark

July 15th, 2020 @ 9:55 am

The Brooks Bandits join the rest of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in the mourning of Bob Clark.

Clark was the General Manager of the Olds Grizzlys from 1987-1995 and President from 1996-1999.  The team captured three Alberta Junior Hockey League championships and the Centennial Cup in 1994 under his reign.

"The Brooks Bandits are most saddened by the news of Bob Clark’s passing," said Bandits President Paul Seaton.

"Fortuitously we have been beneficiaries of his time and wisdom on many occasions to the point that he was most certainly a contributory factor in creating the organization that we are today. Bob had an astonishing way of recognizing difficulties and finding solutions. For instance, he made several visits to
Brooks but it was during an arranged meeting with our City Council over a new arena when he used just one word that most certainly resonated. Not many years later we moved into a new facility."

Clark served as Chairman of the Alberta Junior Hockey League from 1998-2007.  Clark also held the position of Hockey Alberta’s Junior A Committee chair, was a special advisor to the AJHL, and a director with the Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Scholarship Program. Clark was involved in hockey in Alberta for more than half a century, and was a 2020 inductee in the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame.

"Additionally as recently as three years ago he provided a solution for an adversity we faced and then insisted the three Brooks representatives enjoy a beer with him at the Olds College Brewery," added Seaton.

"I shall always remember that most pleasurable hour in his larger than life company. We shall miss his astute helpful manner. On behalf of the Brooks Bandits, I relay our most ardent wishes to his family."

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