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Below are Canadian Athletic Club players that have played for Midget Program from 2005 to 2009 and have graduated on to: NCAA, ACAC WHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, and NHL teams.

Kris Lazurak Kelowna Rocket (WHL)
Kieran Millan Boston University (NCAA) Drafted Colorado Avalanche
James Priestner Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) Prince George, BC
Vince Marozzi Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) Cornell University
Julien Laplante Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) Union College
Chris Sharkey St.Albert Steel (AJHL)

Scott Gabriel Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) Portland Winterhawks WHL/Concordia
Kane Lafranchise University of Alaska Ancourage (NCAA)
Ben Lindemulder Northern Michigan (NCAA)  University of Alberta
Thomas Stasiw Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)
Adam Young Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) Manhattanville College
Kevin Connauton Vancouver Giants (WHL) Signed Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Button Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) Signed Boston Bruins
Taylor Swaffield Trail Smoke eaters (BCJHL)
Ethan Wigley Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
Jesse Slobodian Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) NAIT
Cody Stackurak Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
Jaynen Rissling Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Jamie Easton University of Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA)
Dave Lamouche Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL)  NAIT
Matt Frattin North Dakota University (NCAA), signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs 2011
Jarrett Robertson Concordia University (ACAC)
Nick Blair Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) NAIT
David McNeill Sherwood Park (AJHL)
Brent Henke Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Spruce Grove AJHL
Brian Sommers Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) Spruce Grove AJHL
Lindsay Leblanc Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL)
Brendan Ranford Kamloops Blazers (WHL) Drafted by Philiadelphia Flyers
Burke Gallimore Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
Jordan Kochan Prince Albert Raiders, (WHL) St. Albert Steel
Josh Keizer Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) Committed to University of Milwaukee
Cole Gibson Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL) Battleford SJHL
Oliver Gabriel Portland Winter Hawks (WHL), signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets 2010
Colin Smith Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Nathan Burns Vancouver Giants (WHL)
Markus Gerbrandt Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
Tyler Parks St.Albert Steel (AJHL)



In 1937, a group of sports minded community league members recognized the need to give athletes from schools and community leagues a more competitive environment in which to develop their athletic talents. From this idea the Canadian Athletic Club was formed.

The Canadian Athletic Club can reflect on many achievements over the past 74 years and we thank the group of gentlemen who formed our club and laid the foundation for a dynamic and premier athletic organization. The founding members were Ralph Blackmer and Bob Murdock.

Beginning in 1937, when we had one hockey team, the club has been involved in baseball, soccer, boxing and lacrosse.

Baseball:    From 1942 until 1963, baseball teams playing under the CAC banner competed in Bantam, Midget, Juvenile and Junior leagues in Edmonton.

Soccer:    In 1950, the Canadian Athletic Club organized a six team Midget soccer league. A Junior team competed in the city league.

Boxing:    In 1956, the Canadian Athletic Club along with the Jasper Place Boxing Club formed a boxing club with 24 boxers competing in various weight categories.

Lacrosse:    The club has assisted the West Edmonton Lacrosse Association by sponsoring a midget team.

Hockey:    Beginning in 1937 with one team, the Canadian Athletic Club has offered a complete program from Bantam to Junior. The present program consists of two Bantam AA, one Bantam AAA, one REM-15, one Midget AA and one Midget Minor AAA and one Midget Major AAA. Over the years CAC teams have captured over 50 City and Provincial championships. During the 1950's and 1960's our club was affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.

1971 - $55,000 was donated to Edmonton Parks and Recreation to assist with the installation of an artificial ice plant at Oliver.

1972 - $55,000 was donated to Edmonton Parks and Recreation to assist with the installation of an artificial ice plant at Crestwood Arena.

1981 - Negotiations completed this year to purchase the Sturgeon Hockey Arena, the present home to the Canadian Athletic Club.

1982 - Canadian Athletic Club Hockey School begins. George McKenzie was the founding chairman.

1983 - The (AAĆ· Midget Tournament is named the Bill Kurucz Memorial, and evolves from an interchange between two Calgary and two CAC teams, to a very well respected 12 team tournament.

1990 - The Kurucz Tournament is expanded to 16 teams. The Jim McAdie Scholarship Fund was inaugurated in May of this year. Open to all former CAC athletes.

2001 -  The Bill Kurucz Memorial Midget AA Tournament celebrates its 20th Anniversay.

2007 -  CAC celebrated its 70th anniversary.

2012 - CAC celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Updated August 27, 2011
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BAAA - Lehigh Cement
MAA - Gregg Distributors
MAA - Butchers and Packers
REM15 AA - Volvo of Edmonton
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