“I am very humbled by the community support; with sponsorships, the incredible ever growing fan base, commitment from the volunteers, staff and players, it’s no wonder a fantastic product has become part of the hockey community of Camrose! I want to encourage everyone, of ALL ages, to come check out the CRUSH! It is a very exciting brand of hockey that will absolutely keep you on the edge of your seat.” – CG

Colin Grindle,
President/ CEO

Colin comes from a long history of hockey, and so does his family. His father, Terry, signed with the Detroit Redwings back in 1966, and continued his professional career with the Johnstown Jets. Following the Jets, he moved over to Yorkton for the Terriers. Terry Grindle was also recently inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame; a very proud moment for Colin. As you could have guessed, Colin began playing hockey at a very young age; going on to play in Junior A, AAA Midget, and Senior Hockey. His love for the game was once again passed down to his sons, Colby & Austin, finding the same passion for the game.  Colin then embarked into coaching roles, which included Camrose, as well as for the (NCHL) Devon Barons. 

When the opportunity arose to acquire the Daysland Northstars, Colin didn’t take his time in deciding this was something he wanted to do. After finding some ice time, and the NCHL gave the green light for the transition, the fun began! Re-branding the team and recruiting the players you see today, became what is now known as the Camrose Crush!

Gord Bamford,
Vice President/ COO

Gord has been a huge hockey fan his entire life, and is very excited to be a part of the Crush organization. As a fellow Albertan, he is humbled being involved with the people of the Camrose and surrounding community. Gord grew up playing hocking in his hometown of Lacombe, Alberta. He played right through his Jr B years and has enjoyed watching his son grow and find passion for the game as well.

“I’ve always thought about getting involved in a sports team and am very happy for this opportunity to be involved in a great senior club like the Crush. It’s a high end ‘old school’ type hockey that everyone loves to watch at a very affordable ticket price. Camrose is the perfect place for the Crush. See everyone at the rink.” – GB


Meet the Board of Directors