The Drayton Valley Thunder are pleased to announce the hiring of Geoff Walker as our new Head Coach and Hockey Operations General Manager, effective immediately.
As a player, Geoff recorded a 90 point season in the QMJHL and played in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins farm club in Wilkes-Barre before finishing his career in Europe in 2018. Geoff has shown even more prowess as a Coach & GM, guiding his SIJHL teams to the past two Centennial Cup Championships. Last season, his Kam River Walleye finished in first place with a 40-11-1-1 regular season record and then went on to defeat Thunder Bay, capturing Kam Rivers’s first ever Bill Salonen Cup.
Geoff is a proven winner with recent success in building championship programs, instilling a culture that has helped many of his former players graduate to the NCAA, U-Sport, and professional ranks. Geoff is excited to join the Thunder family and to become part of the Drayton Valley community.