GPRC Wolves: New Recruit to the Men’s Volleyball Team

GPRC Wolves: New Recruit to the Men’s Volleyball Team

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Zachariah Ohori to the program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Zachariah Ohori. Zach is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Hailing from Prince George, British Columbia, Zachariah (Zach) is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolves this upcoming season. Zach brought home the Provincial Championship in 2019 with his BC U18 team, an upgrade from the bronze provincial medal he brought home with his BC U16 team in 2017. Also in 2017, Zach brought home a silver medal at the Western Nationals with his U16 Club team. Finally, in 2016, he brought home a provincial silver with his BC U15 team.

Zach is looking forward to starting his post-secondary education at GPRC as he’s enrolled in a Bachelor of Science, University Transfer program. He is most looking forward to “playing at a post-secondary level of volleyball and connecting with the Grande Prairie community.” Zach is looking forward to attending GPRC thanks to its “great academic options financial support put in place for its student-athletes.”

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to welcoming Zachariah to the squad this upcoming season.

“The men’s volleyball team is excited to welcome Zach to the program.  He brings tremendous experience as a well-rounded volleyball player who has shared team successes by winning medals at the National level as well as Provincially in BC.  Zach has experience playing in multiple positions and he comes from an excellent volleyball program in Prince George.  We know he has had great competitive experiences and he has been well trained, it is awesome to have Zach join the Wolves.”

Welcome to the pack, Zach.

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GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Trey Sanderson to the program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Trey Sanderson. Trey is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Heading to Grande Prairie from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Trey Sanderson is looking forward to joining the wolf pack and continuing to play volleyball with his Olds College Broncos teammate, Lane Matthews. Trey played for the Broncos last ACAC season, and before that brought home multiple wins with his high school team.

Trey is looking forward to continuing his education at GPRC, where he will be studying business. He is most looking forward to “getting to know all the athletes and coaches at GPRC.” He’s excited to “get some ACAC wins and hopefully a medal under our belt.”

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to having Trey out on the court in the upcoming season.

“Trey brings experience and versatility to our program that will help add a piece to our puzzle as we build toward our team goals for the fall.  His experience in the ACAC’s South Conference will certainly help add depth and competitiveness for next season.”

Welcome to the pack, Trey.

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GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Lane Matthews to the program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Lane Matthews. Lane is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Joining the pack from Villeneuve, Alberta, Lane is bringing a ton of great experience to the squad. Most recently, Lane was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2018 for the Olds College Broncos.

Lane is looking forward to continuing his education at GPRC, where he will be studying business. He is most looking forward to “being a part of a new culture and school, and being able to bring his attributes to the team.” Another key factor in why Lane chose GPRC was because he gave him the opportunity to watch over his little sister, Lana who will be joining the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team next season.

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to having Lane out on the court in the upcoming season. “We are excited to welcome Lane to our program. His experience, maturity, and competitiveness are going to make him a great fit for us and help us towards achieving our team goals next season.”

Welcome to the pack, Lane.

Learn more about your GPRC Wolves here and how you can continue to help support their athletic and academic goals.

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GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Josh Dumont to the Men’s Volleyball program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Josh Dumont. Josh is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Hailing from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Josh is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolves this upcoming season including playing in the GPRC Wolves Volleyball All-Star game in grade 11 and this past December while in grade 12 . The soon-to-be St. Joseph Catholic High School graduate was part of the gold winning Team Alberta at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, was crowned the 2017 Tournament All-Star at the Kelowna Best of the West tournament and brought home a silver medal in 2017 at the Les Jeux de la Francaphonie Canadienne.

Josh is excited to join the wolf pack and start his Bachelor of Education degree at GPRC. He is looking forward to representing and competing for his hometown and also being challenged at the ACAC level to help reach his goals of continuously bettering his skills and becoming a better athlete.

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to having Josh out on the court in the upcoming season. “Josh is an exciting athlete who has been an excellent leader and competitor through his high school and club career. We are proud to have Josh joining the program to continue to compete for Grande Prairie!”

Welcome to the pack, Josh.

Learn more about your GPRC Wolves here and how you can continue to help support their athletic and academic goals.

Welcome to the pack, Karly!

Welcome to the pack, Karly!

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Karly Burkinshaw to the Women’s Volleyball program.

Welcome to the pack, Karly!

A graduate of Peace Wapiti Academy, Karly played her rookie season with the SAIT Trojans. She looks forward to continuing her college volleyball career in her home town. Head Coach Chantelle LaMotte says that Karly will be a welcomed addition to the Wolves offense, as a 6’0 middle, Karly will be an asset to our front line with her ability to read the game and shut down the attack.

Welcome to the pack, Karly!

Welcome Heidi to the GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball team!

Welcome Heidi to the GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball team!

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Heidi Derksen to the Women’s Basketball program.

With a tireless work ethic, and amazing skill set Heidi will be an asset to the Wolves says Head Coach Mandy Botham. Heidi, who has brought home ASAA Provincial Gold and Silver with the La Crete Lancers is looking forward to improving her game and making new friends with her teammates. She also wants to continue playing basketball and GPRC has given her that opportunity by offering the educational program that interests her.

Welcome to the pack, Heidi.

New Women’s Basketball Recruit!

New Women’s Basketball Recruit!

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Carly Rombs to the Women’s Basketball program.

Carly, who captained the 2017-18 St. Joes Ceinahs has committed to the 2018-19 season with the Wolves. She chose GPRC because she was not ready to hang up her basketball shoes and saw staying in her hometown as the perfect opportunity to continue to grow and develop as a player. Head Coach Mandy Botham says that Carly will bring relentless defense and competitive drive to the squad and is pleased that she has decided to stay local, and become a Wolf.

Welcome to the pack, Carly.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball: Final Home Games of First Semester

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball: Final Home Games of First Semester

The GPRC Wolves concluded their home schedule for the first semester by welcoming the NAIT Ooks to the GPRC Gymnasium.

Friday night saw the first quarter played very evenly, with the Ooks having the slight advantage, up 19-17 after 10 minutes.  The Wolves responded with a great second quarter, going 20-14 to lead the game 37-33 at half.  The Wolves kept pace with the Ooks, winning the third quarter 16-15 and the fourth quarter 23-20, resulting in a Wolves victory.  The Wolves shot 44% from the field, and had a whopping 38 points in the paint Friday night.

The Wolves also improved their Free Throw percentage, by going 15/20 for 75%.  Logan Rempel was Player of the Game on Friday night with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.  Fifth year guard Kenny Johnson had another strong performance scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and third year post Ryan Pelster had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

WMB: Player of the Game for Friday night, Logan Rempel.

The Wolves and Ooks returned to action Saturday afternoon, with the Wolves looking for their second consecutive sweep and fifth win in a row.  The teams would be tied at 20 after one quarter, and the Ooks outscored the Wolves 30-19 in the second quarter to lead 50-39 at half.  The Wolves began to claw back, winning the third quarter 16-15 to cut the deficit to 10 after three quarters.  The Wolves, lead by Kenny Johnson, went at the Ooks in the fourth quarter to have a 84-81 lead with less than 10 seconds to play.  The Ooks were able to get a contested three-point shot off to tie the game at 84 and force overtime.  The Overtime saw the game see-saw back and forth, with both teams sharing the lead throughout the five minute overtime.  Both teams scored 13 in the extra time, resulting in a second overtime.  The second overtime saw the Ooks take the lead and never let go, outscoring the Wolves 18-8 in the second overtime and beating the Wolves 112-105.   The Wolves were lead by fifth year guard Kenny Johnson, who scored an amazing 58 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.  First year guards Jonathan Mueller and Logan Rempel, as well as third year post Ryan Pelster all contributed with 10 points.

WMB: Player of the Game for Saturday night, Kenny Johnson.

With the split against the Ooks, the Wolves have a 5-3 record, sitting second in the North standings.

The Wolves now finish out the first semester schedule on the road, first visiting the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder.  The games are Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Ralph King Athletic Centre.  Both games can be watched online at www.acactv.ca. Go Wolves Go!