OHA Edmonton General Manager Randall Weber announced today that Ryan Allen has stepped down as Head Coach of the OHA Edmonton Elite 15 team.
“We want to wish Ryan all the best in the next chapter of his life,” said Weber. “We want to thank him for all his hard work and commitment over the past three seasons. His guidance and leadership will leave a lasting impression on our student athletes and staff.”
Allen joined OHA Edmonton in 2016 and spent one season as an Assistant Coach of the Bantam Prep team, before being named the Head Coach of the Elite 15 team in 2017, where he spent the past two seasons.
“Leaving is never an easy decision but the next chapter is waiting,” said Allen. “Thank you to OHA Edmonton for the opportunities over the past three seasons. It has been a great experience and myself and my family are forever grateful.”
Prior to joining OHA Edmonton, Allen spent one season with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL as assistant general manager and associate coach. He previously was an assistant coach with the AJHL’s Fort McMurray Oil Barons from 2012-2015.
A search for a new Head Coach is underway and details will be released at a later date.
Going to OHA was one of the greatest decisions I have made for my hockey career. OHA prepared me for the next level. Skating, strength, speed, conditioning. I wouldn't be the player and person that I am today if I hadn’t chosen OHA."