Today, the Sherwood Park Crusaders are announcing that our Head Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager, Josh Armstrong, will be departing the organization for a new opportunity.
The departure will occur prior to the start of the 2023/2024 regular season.
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all past and present Crusaders’ coaches & staff, volunteers, photographers, medical/rehabilitation professionals, scouts, and especially the ownership group for making this organization an enjoyable one to be a part of over the past 6 years,” commented Armstrong on his time in Sherwood Park.
“On behalf of the organization, I’d like to thank Josh for his time with the Crusaders,” stated Crusaders general manager Adam Sergerie. “While in Sherwood Park, he has done nothing but raise the standard around our league as an athletic therapist and equipment manager. His commitment to the organization is truly commendable. The amount of respect he has from our staff, current and former players is incredible. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence is second to none. We are forever grateful for the time he has dedicated and the sacrifices he made for the program. We are excited for him and wish Josh all the best moving forward.”
Armstrong joined the Crusaders prior to the 2017/2018 season following a three-year stint with the Peninsula Panthers of the VIJHL (Victoria Island Junior Hockey League). In his six seasons with the organization, Josh made an immeasurable impact both on-and-off the ice. Not only was Josh a premier trainer and equipment manager for the organization, but a vital part of the community and the culture of the Sherwood Park Crusaders.
In addition to his work with the Crusaders, Armstrong has earned a number of all-star team appearances through the AJHL. Last season, Armstrong was selected to be a part of last year’s World Junior A Challenge as part of Team Canada West. In 2019, Armstrong was selected as one of the athletic therapists as part of the Junior Club World Cup in Sochi, Russia.
The Crusaders wish all the best to Josh, and the best of luck in his future endeavours.