Prince Albert native to head team’s scouting department
Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders announced Tuesday that Ron Gunville has been named the team’s Director of Player Personnel.
A native of Prince Albert, SK, Gunville joined the Raiders as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel in June of 2013. During his time with the Raiders, Gunville has played an integral role in the team’s past two bantam drafts. As Director of Player Personnel, Gunville’s role will expand to see him lead the entire scouting department. He previously served as a scout for the Prince George Cougars from 2009 to 2013.
“After an extensive search, it became clear that Ron was the best person for this position,” explained Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt. “Ron has a good relationship with our scouting staff and has a strong vision and understanding of our organization.”
“I am excited for this new opportunity and to continue working with my hometown team,” said Gunville. “I look forward to building on the work done by Dale Derkatch and being a part of the direction this organization is going.”
As a player, Gunville played parts of three seasons in the Western Hockey League, split between the Raiders and Lethbridge Hurricanes. In 91 career WHL games, he compiled nine goals and 24 assists for 33 points with 233 penalty minutes.
The Prince Albert Raiders are back in action on Friday, November 13 as they host the rival Saskatoon Blades at the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is 7:00 PM.