Brian Elder moves up to the position of Head Scout for the Virden Oil Capitals and his role will be to focus on MJHL draft eligible players on a yearly basis. Elder grew up in Oak Lake, played AAA Midget in Yellowhead, and later played three seasons for the Wheat Kings. He retired from minor pro hockey at the age of 25 and became a teacher – a career he still maintains in Souris, Manitoba.
“I’m very excited,” states Elder. “I’ve been scouting now for four years with the Oil Capitals. In this time, I have learned a great amount from being in the rinks. With my time scouting, coaching, and my playing career, I feel I’m confident with my abilities and I will do my best to help the hockey team moving forward.”
“The organization is happy to have Brian come on board as our Head Scout,” states Jamie Hodson, Director of Business and Hockey Operations. “Brian’s main focus will be on the Bantam draft eligible hockey players. Brian has been part of the scouting team for a few years now and has learned a lot over that time. Elds is a very positive and upbeat individual. He has a lot of respect in the scouting circles in the league and is very passionate about scouting at the bantam level as well. His coaching pedigree at the AAA Bantam level has given him the ability to really develop some great connections as well.”
“I’m excited to work with Brian in his new capacity as Head Scout for our organization. Brian has been with our organization for many years and has a good understanding of our list of players and prospects,” says Oil Caps Head Coach and GM Troy Leslie.
“The ultimate goal for all of us is to win a championships,” continues Elder. “It all starts in the bantam draft – that’s where your key players going forward come into play. We’ve got a great scouting staff, not just myself, but others that we’re surrounded by to bring that championship to the town of Virden.”
“Brian has a strong relationship with our staff already, and fits in line with the type of individuals we want representing our hockey club out in the hockey rinks,” adds Jamie Hodson.
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