Wolff set to return as Stampeders Head Coach and General Manager

The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce the signing of current Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff to a new two-year contract.

Wolff, who first joined the organization during the 2018-2019 season, has taken the team to playoffs in four of the six seasons he has led the team. This includes some of the best performances in the team’s 25-season history with appearances in the first round, second round and league finals, including a division title. Two of these seasons were also cut short due to COVID-19 with the 2021 season having no playoffs at all.

“Wolffy has done some amazing things for our organization and his passion for the game, the players, the community and the team overall is second to none,” said Stampeders President Cramer Coulthart.

“He brings stability and experience that a board with so many new faces will appreciate. Having his knowledge of the organization and team operations will be a valuable asset.

“We have full confidence that he will continue to operate the way he always has, with a winning mindset and the best interest of the team and the community in mind at all times,” continued Coulthart. “We look forward to seeing what he and his team will bring to our organization in the coming seasons.”

Wolff expressed his excitement to sign a new deal with the team and is thankful for all the support he has received to date.

“The Swan Valley community is a great spot with first-class people who live here,” he said. “We have great community and corporate support. It is an honour and I am proud to be part of the Swan Valley community and part of the Stampeders Hockey Club.

“As a team, we have a great group returning and a lot to prove, in our opinion! Our goal is to be a hard-working team that the community can, and wants, to feel part of and proud of on and off the ice.

“I would like to acknowledge the Stampeders Board of Directors, past and present, the community of Swan Valley including our awesome billet families, all the volunteers, our fans, all our corporate partners, Town of Swan River council members and staff, Swan Valley Minor hockey and all the local community groups and schools for their continued support,” he added.

Wolff also gave recognition to all the coaches, scouts and support staff he has worked with, past and present, as well as Marketing Director Cody Manchester who “continues to raise the bar” in the organization.

“As always, thank you for supporting Stampeder Hockey,” he concluded.

Upcoming Stampeder Events

  • June 3: MJHL 2008 player draft
  • August 25-29: Stamps Camp (hockey school) and Conditioning Camp
  • August 30: Stampeder Training and Main Camp Opens
  • Sept. 1: Stampeder Exhibition Season Opens
  • Sept. 7: Stampeder Golf Tournament
  • Sept. 20: MJHL Regular Season Opens