Rockies Hire New Head Coach/General Manager

The Columbia Valley Rockies are excited to announce Emery Olauson as their new Head Coach and
General Manager. Emery has signed a long term contract to guide the Rockies over the coming years.

Rockies Sponsors, Fans, and players are delighted to welcome Emery Olauson and his family (wife
Lauren, children Porter, Anders and Bodhi) to the Columbia Valley Rockies family!

Emery brings 19+ years of hockey career experience to the Columbia Valley. He has significant skills in
the recruitment, development, and advancement processes, his network has grown in each area giving
him valuable contacts and connections both in student-athletes entering the college level and
professional ranks where they aspire to go.

Emery’s most recent role was as Head Coach and Assistant General Manager for the Edmundston Blizzard
of the MHL, where he amassed a record of 65-27-2-14 (.676 winning percentage) having achieved much
success, including delivering the best regular season marks in franchise history. He is most proud of the
number of athletes he helped advance to compete at a higher level, including NCAA Division 1
commitments and scholarships that were the first in team history.

Prior to Edmundston, Emery was Head Coach and General Manager of the St. Stephen Aces of the MHL,
he has previous KIJHL experience was as Head Coach and General Manager of the Grand Forks Border
Bruins. He also held Coach and director of Operations positions Fayetteville FireAntz and assistant coach
of the Flin Flon Bombers.

Before that as a Professional Hockey Player in the CHL/SPHL he surpassed the 500 professional games
played milestone and achieved 400 professional career points in the Central Hockey League and
Southern Professional Hockey League. He is currently ranked fifth All Time in SPHL points record and
hold the Knoxville Ice Bears single season Goal Record (44 goals, 44 assists in 2012).

Emery states, “I am thrilled to be joining the Columbia Valley Rockies organization and am looking
forward to working with the staff to provide the best player development possible. My family is also
extremely excited to have the opportunity to call such a beautiful place home and we are all looking
forward to joining the community.”

Brett Holt, President of the Columbia Valley Rockies says, “Having Emery join our team and be such a
key leader is a continuation of the efforts we started as a board 5 years ago focusing on culture and
commitment. We are excited to see the team continue its tremendous success and achieve the next
level both on and off the ice under Emery’s leadership”.

Emery best summed up his commitment to taking our culture to the next level when he said, “As a
culture creator, it is important to me to maximize and empower team members and staff alike to build
an environment that is conducive to improving every day, focusing on the process rather than the

*photo courtesy of Edmundston Blizzard’s *