Head Coach Gord Thibodeau is no stranger to Fort McMurray or the Oil Barons.
Thibodeau coached the team from 2003 to 2014, reaching the AJHL finals five times and winning the AJHL championship in 2006.
He went on to coach the Lloydminster Bobcats and the Whitecourt Wolverines.
In 2017, Thibodeau broke the AJHL record for most wins collected by a head coach, winning 833 victories when the Wolverines defeated the Oil Barons in February of that year. The record of 832 AJHL wins was held by Don Phelps, who coached the Calgary Canucks from 1987 to 2009.
Last season, Thibodeau left the Wolverines, tellingthe Whitecourt Star he needed to rest and recharge.
While the remainder of the 2019-20 AJHL season has been cancelled, the next season is still scheduled to move forward.
This interview has been edited and condensed for space and clarity. Our last community profile can be read here.