Rebels, Truitt part ways

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
April 5, 2018 - 11:53am

After six seasons together the Red Deer Rebels and Associate Coach Jeff Truitt are parting ways.

The team announced Thursday that Truitt’s contract will not be renewed for the 2018-19 season as per mutual agreement.

“I’d like to thank Jeff for his time and effort that he put in to be part of our coaching staff for the last six seasons. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Rebels GM and head coach Brent Sutter.

Truitt came to the Rebels in November 2012 when Sutter took over as head coach following the departure of Jesse Wallin. Truitt was head coach of the Kelowna Rockets when they won the WHL Championship in 2005. He was also head coach for the Springfield Falcons, former AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, for the 2008-09 season.

The Rebels will begin accepting candidates for an Assistant Coaching position. The current coaching staff consists of Sutter, goaltending coach Taylor Dakers and assistant coach Erik Lodge.

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