The Sherwood Park Crusaders strive to provide a premier environment at every touchpoint for student-athletes to achieve their athletic and scholastic goals.
The Crusaders initially joined the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 1976 as the Edmonton Crusaders. Two years later, the organization moved to Sherwood Park, Alberta, where we’ve continued to play out of the Sherwood Park Arena, now known as the Randy Rosen Rink. Since relocating to Sherwood Park, the franchise has seen North Division season Championships in 7 seasons, 15 players graduate to the National Hockey League, and nearly 80 earn post-secondary scholarships to the institution of their choosing.
Since relocating to Sherwood Park, the Crusaders have been proudly supported by a number of prominent business, community leaders, and sports personalities. Since 1998, the club has been a registered, non-profit society, allowing the organization to remain in Strathcona County for over forty years.
Two numbers are formally retired by the Crusaders organization: 10, and 11. The former belonged to our captain, Trevor Elton, who tragically passed away following an on-ice collision in a game against the St. Albert Saints. The latter belonged to Brett Pearce, who suffered an on-ice injury that left him paralyzed. Former General Manager and owner, Al McDonald, has also been honoured with a banner at the Randy Rosen Rink.
1976: Founded as the Edmonton Crusaders
1978: Moved to Sherwood Park
1980/1981: First regular season North Division title
1984/1985: First North Division Championship, second regular-season North Division title