The 100 Mile House Wranglers are off to a great start in the Junior B hockey club’s inaugural season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) – currently tied for second place in the Doug Birks Division.
Wranglers club president and KIJHL director Tom Bachynski notes that for a virtual expansion team, the club has had some modest success as it looks to continually improve throughout the season.
“Off ice for the organization, things are as frantic as the view of a duck in a river, below the water line.”
Everyone in the organization and most of the volunteers are going full blast, he adds, but a number of items still need to be covered off.
“We want to put on a good show for everyone. When Wrangler fans come to the rink, we want them to be entertained both on and off the ice.
“We always have lots going on and want that excitement and enthusiasm to flow into the stands.
Bachynski says the club needs some administrative help.
The club needs someone who will serve as the visiting team ambassador for home games. This volunteer will welcome the visiting team and make sure the team bus has access to the back of the arena.
The ambassador will supply the visiting team with information it may need about the town, contact numbers and how things happen during and after the game.
The Wranglers also need a webmaster. It would involve keeping the club’s webpage up-to-date and current, as well as being someone who can tweet updates of all of the Wranglers’ home games.
The club also needs a statistician who can input game sheets to the league’s website within two hours of game’s completion – it must be correct.
Bachynski says the Wranglers need a cheerleader – someone with the power to get the crowd excited and get them to turn the noise up.
Anyone interested in any of these volunteer positions, can call the Wranglers office at 250-395-4344, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have the start of something truly magical – a good team, great fan support and a lot of volunteers. We just need a couple more volunteers in critical areas to make it outstanding.”
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