GPRC Wolves soccer players and head coach, Chris Morgan are excited to offer young athletes the opportunity to learn from varsity level experience.
#GPRCWolves Soccer teams will be hosting Skill Sessions at the Grande Prairie Soccer Association indoor pitch to help players work on their soccer skills including shooting, passing and foot-work skills to help their teams win. These youth athletes will go through drills and get to play scrimmages to perfect their new skills.
These sessions will be hosted February 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m and will be put on by current Wolves soccer players and Head Coach, Chris.
They will be open to U9 – U11 year old players.
The cost will be $75 for all 3 sessions.
To register, please call GPRC Wolves Soccer team manager, Liana Hall at 780-402-1064
We can’t wait to see those future wolves out on the pitch!
Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Calandra Bychyk from the Wolves Women’s Soccer team and Cole Clements from the Wolves Men’s Volleyballteam as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Calandra Bychyk #10
Program: 2nd Year, University Transfer, Bachelor of Kinesiology Position: Defense Hometown: Stony Plain, Alberta
Calandra Bychyk is in her second season playing for the Wolves women’s soccer team. She has played a vital role for the team both on and off the pitch. As a dual-sport athlete, Calandra is an excellent example of hardwork and dedication. She is a strong player and provides a towering presence in the middle of the defense on the pitch. As a fearless player with a great personality, Calandra has scored some important goals for the team this season. Thank you to Calandra for her dedication to the Wolves.
Cole Clements #11
Program: 1st Year, Business Administration Position: Outside Hitter/Libero Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
In his first season in the Wolves program, Cole Clements has excelled in adapting to the demands of being a student-athlete in the ACAC. His consistent efforts in the classroom, weight room, and on the court in the first semester have set him up for a great career in the ACAC and as a part of the Wolves Volleyball program. Cole’s ball control and athleticism are an asset to the team as he can make plays on offense and defense. The future looks bright for both Cole and the Wolves! Thank you to Cole for his dedication to the Wolves.
Program: 5th Year, Business Administration Position: Midfielder Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
GPRC Wolves midfielder, Scott Fraser is in his fifth and final year at the College. He has played a key role in the program and mentoring our younger players. Scott has a wand of a left foot and possesses a wonderful first touch complete with a booming shot. He is one of the most naturally gifted athletes in the squad and his love for the game brings the team’s momentum up a notch.
Scott is a popular member of the squad. He is a mature student-athlete and advises the younger athletes of the Wolves way. Thank you to Scott for his dedication to the Wolves.
Anna van der Giessen
Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Hometown: Bezanson, Alberta
With the departure of last year’s Cross Country Running MVP Kelcie Bulas, Anna van der Giessen was tasked with leading the Wolves Women’s Cross Country team this fall. Anna stepped up to the task and was the top GPRC Wolves Women’s runner in every race during the October and November season. The pride of Bezanson, Alberta, Anna looks to score points in Indoor Track for the Wolves in the 600m, the 1000m, and the 4 x 400m relay this semester. Thank you Anna for your dedication to the Wolves program.
Congratulations to our GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week. Thank you for being excellent examples of what it means to be a student-athlete.
Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Kelly Reid from the Wolves Women’s Basketball team and Michael Shelast from our Wolves Men’s Basketball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Kelly Reid #15
Program: 1st Year, Visual Arts & Design Position: Guard/Forward Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta
Hailing from St. Alberta, this is Kelly’s first year running with the Wolves. Kelly is a high energy player coming off the bench for the Wolves. When Kelly is on the court, her competitiveness fuels her to do whatever the team needs from her in that moment. Her physical presence on the boards make her tough to stop. She has the ability to get a stop, score a key basket or grab a crucial rebound whenever we need it.
Well done, Kelly!
Michael Shelast #11
Program: 2nd Year, Business Administration Position: Forward Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Michael is from Edmonton, graduating from Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Michael is enrolled in Business Administration program and works hard in both the classroom and the gymnasium. Michael has been relied upon to come off the bench and play shutdown defense, guarding the opponents giants at the post. Michael had a great past weekend in Edmonton, helping the Wolves sweep the previously undefeated Concordia Thunder. The Wolves are very pleased to have Michael be a part of the Wolf-pack.
The GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Team concluded their homestand welcoming the Keyano College Huskies from Fort McMurray.
Friday night (November 16) saw the Wolves come out firing, scoring 23 in the quarter and leading Keyano 23-20 after the first quarter. The second quarter was all Wolves, with the Wolves holding Keyano to nine points. The Wolves added another 17 points to lead the Huskies 40-29 at half. The third quarter was mirrored of the second, with the Wolves holding the Huskies to 10 points. The Wolves scored 21 to hold a commanding 61-39 lead. The last quarter was much more offensive for both teams, with the Wolves winning the quarter 26-21 and the game 87-60.
Mr Mikes Player of the Game honours went to Wolves first year guard Michael Shelast with 15 points. Other leading scorers were Payton Tirrell with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Liam O’Hallahan with 15 points and 9 rebounds.
The Wolves and Huskies returned to the hardcourt Saturday (November 17) afternoon. The Wolves came out of the gate playing well on both ends of the court, holding Keyano to 13 points and scoring 23 of their own, leading 23-13 after one quarter. The Wolves struggled in the second quarter, with the Huskies scoring 29. The Wolves lost the second quarter 29-12, and trailed 42-35 at half. The teams played close to even in the third, with the Huskies winning the quarter 17-14. Much of the same for the fourth quarter, with the Huskies winning the quarter 22-20. The result was a Huskies victory, beating the Wolves 81-69.
Mr Mikes Player of the Game honours were handed out by Minor Basketball players to Wolves first year Liam O’Hallahan with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Other leading scorers were Jon Mueller with 12 points and Payton Tirrell with 11 points.
After the game, the Wolves players stay and chatted with our minor basketball club players and signed autographs.
With the weekend split, the Wolves are 4-4 on the season. The Wolves now head on the road for a match up with the undefeated Concordia Thunder (10-0) at the Ralph King Athletic Centre. The games are Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. Both games can be watched online atwww.acactv.ca.
The Wolves took on the Keyano Huskies from Fort McMurray this past weekend. They opened the weekend series in front of a busy crowd. The Huskies started the game on a 9-0 run. The Wolves started to sink some hoops and brought the game back to 11-15. Both teams applied pressure until the buzzer. After the first quarter, 11-19 was the resulted score in favour of the Huskies.
The Wolves were looking to close the 8-point gap in the second quarter. Both teams battled hard at both ends. Wolves getting points from #12 Sophie Melin and the Huskies getting points from #9 Augusta Kievisaite. The quarter ended Huskies up 35-25. Top point scorers half way through the game are #11 Brittany Peters with 6 points for GPRC, and #12 Sarah McDonald with 12 points for Keyano.
The Huskies came out strong in the third quarter going on a 10-0 run. The Wolves got back to back buckets from #10 Lilee Burke-Stasiuk to break the Huskies streak. At the end of the third Huskies are up by 15 points, 39-54.
The fourth and final quarter seen the Huskies got points 8 points from #23 Moiyan Toure and the Wolves saw 5 points from #12 Sophie Melin. Keyano Huskies take the first game of the weekend series 72-50.
The Wolves welcomed the Keyano Huskies back to the GPRC gymnasium for the second game of the weekend series on Saturday, November 17.
The Wolves came out strong and hit a 3 point shot to start the game off but the Huskies didn’t give up and forced a few fouls on GPRC which converted to points. With under a minute left in the quarter, the Huskies go up 16-9 over the Wolves.
The second quarter started strong for the Wolves, as they went on a 5-0 run to start the quarter. Tough defense on both ends before the quarter ended 34-25 for the Huskies. At the half way point the top scorer for GPRC was first year #12 Sophie Melin with 6 points.
The crowd was entertained at halftime with a dance off between Wolves Minor Basketball players and the Wolves Mascot, Farley. The Wolves Minor Basketball players were spending the day with the Wolves, as they ended off a terrific season of Basketball.
The third quarter started off with very low scoring chances and ended with a 50-39 lead for the Huskies.
The Wolves were looking to close the gap in the fourth and final quarter. Down by 11 they were looking for their come back. but the Huskies didn’t let down, and pulled away even further. With 3 minutes to go the Huskies were up by 17 points. Huskies took the second game of the weekend series 70-48.
The Wolves now head on the road to take on the Concordia Thunder at the Ralph King Athletic Centre. The games are Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. Both games can be watched online atwww.acactv.ca.