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Seattle Jr. Totems

Totes welcome Opel for 18/19 !

The Seattle Totems are happy to welcome Michael Opel to the Seattle Totems family. Michael will serve as Event and Game Day Coordinator for the 2018-2019 season.

Michael was born and raised in Seattle during the heyday of the Seattle Totems Hockey club when they were in the old Western Hockey League as the AAA affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. "I have a lot of great memories of that time of my life going to Totems games in the Coliseum”. Michael was there when the Totes beat the dreaded USSR team that featured the great Vladislav Tretiak in goal 7-4. “I didn’t know it until many years later that Tretiak was a key figure in the Miracle on Ice when he got pulled after the first period when Johnson scored with no time left on the clock”. Things are a lot different nowadays when it comes to facilities. “Where there is tempered, smooth glass around the rink now, used to be cage fencing and chicken wire. Us kids used to sit in the corners and watch players mush each others faces along the fence, it was epic”.
Michael has a strong background as a former Event Coordinator working with the likes of the Pro Bowlers Tour, Live Theater, Hydroplane Racing and NASCAR. He has worked under Coach Ty Smith and Assistant Coach Chad Olson for 2 years in the WSHL. “Coaches Smith and Olson gave me a great opportunity to involve myself in the WSHL and it’s been a wonderful journey that has led me back to my boyhood team. I will miss working with Coach Smith this year but I am very happy to be working with Coach Olson and joining the rest of the Totem Family.”
Michael is a father of 3 and a Grandfather of 2. He currently lives in Butte Montana.
 
 

Totes add Olson to staff for 18/19 !

Chad Olson is going into his first season as the Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager of the Seattle Totems. Before joining the Totems, Olson was the Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager for the West Sound Warriors in 2017 and held the same position for the Butte Cobras in 2016, where he helped build both programs into Thorne Cup contending teams. Olson works tirelessly and passionately in both player recruitment and player-community development.

 

Olson is getting married in the middle of July to his fiancé, Emma. They and their two dogs, are all thrilled to be a part of the Totem Family. Chad is a motivated and energetic recruiter that has proven he can recruit above-average players at our level. We are all very excited to have Chad join the Totems! We believe Chad will be a remarkable General Manager at the Junior level and has the opportunity to move higher as he gains more experience! Olson is extremely honored to be apart of the Totems Family and stated “This has been something Murphy and I spoke about 4 years ago, We have never been more excited about this season!”   T4L

Olympic View Arena

Home of the Seattle Junior Totems

22202 70th Ave W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA. 98043-2145

  • Rink/Office: (425) 672-9012
  • Office Fax: 425-672-9134
  • Pro shop: (425) 778-0979

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Host Families Wanted for 18/19

The Seattle Jr Totems are looking for Host Families for the upcoming season. The Host Families are the backbone of the organization and provides a unique opportunity for you to be an integral part of the team.

If you have the room and are interested in hosting a Totems player please contact the Totems Head Coach/GM Michael Murphy at murphymmj@aol.com

Thank you for helping make the difference.


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