BROOKS, AB (November 18, 2019) ? After more than four years with the organization in multiple roles, Business Manager Tyler King will depart the Brooks Bandits this week, the organization announced today, to pursue a new career opportunity.
King has served as business manager for the last two-plus years, after joining the team in 2015 as its first-ever Manager of Communications.
?Tyler King has been an outstanding asset to our organisation,? said team President Paul Seaton. ?During his tenure he has made a significant contribution to the operational progress we have made in most off-ice areas of activity. We shall be sad to see him go and shall greatly miss his high standard of work ethic and remarkable skills that extended well beyond his original brief.
?In my opinion, both the Brooks Bandits and the Alberta Junior Hockey League have been substantial beneficiaries of his abilities and will be much the poorer without him,? Seaton added. ?On behalf of the franchise and its community, I thank Tyler plus wish him well in his ongoing endeavours.?
King oversaw many off-ice operations for the organization while coordinating its media and communications, broadcasting games over the radio, and planning game-day operations, as well as serving as Host Committee Chair for the successful 2019 National Junior A Championship in Brooks, an event for which he also compiled the successful bid. He joined the team after spending four seasons with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in roles ranging from broadcaster to Communications Manager.
?We are proud to move our players on to the next step of their careers and today with our off-ice staff is no different,? said General Manager Ryan Papaioannou. ?Tyler has been instrumental in many facets of our organization over the last 4 years. His impact on our reach across North America is recognized by many and we are fortunate to have had his services over this time.
?Tyler has helped to improve and enhance a significant portion of our off ice product while staying in touch with the technology needs of our coaching staff,? he added.
?Words cannot possibly express the depth of my gratitude to the Bandits organization and to the City of Brooks for the incredible experience I?ve been privileged to have over these last four years,? said King. ?To Ryan Papaioannou and Paul Seaton, who took a chance on me and invited me to join this team, I will be forever appreciative of the opportunity you gave me, and the exceptional growth that this position afforded me, which I will benefit from for the remainder of my professional career.
?There are so many others to thank, from my incredible office colleagues, to the Board of Directors, team volunteers, and the fantastically supportive Brooks fan base that helped to make this more than just a job, but moreso a passion,? he added. ?To have contributed to this organization and its amazing achievements of the last four years has truly been one of the deepest honours of my life.?
?All good things come to an end and in this case Tyler moves on to another role within the sport which will open a door for someone new to join our organization,? Papaioannou added.
?We are fortunate to have both Nathan Crosby and Terri-Lea Yeaman as a part of our office staff and they, along with support of our board of directors will work to make this transition as seamless as possible. We treat today with optimism for both Tyler and the Bandits? futures.?
The Bandits are back in action Friday night, hosting the Okotoks Oilers at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available online at tickets.brooksbandits.ca