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Edmonton Oil Kings remember Caleb Reimer

We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Caleb Reimer at the age of 16.

I want to express our deepest condolences on behalf of the entire Edmonton Oil Kings organization to the Reimer family and to the families of Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson. 

Caleb was a young man with a bright future both on and off the ice.  He was a person that you loved to be around, he was a great teammate and a great friend.

I will never forget the first phone call we had the day we drafted him to the organization and the excitement of Caleb on the other end of the line.  We will all remember his first WHL goal at the DCA and the pure joy and excitement that followed in his celebration with his teammates.  We will truly miss having Caleb in our lives each and every day.  He was part of our family and will be a tremendous loss in all of our hearts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Kirt Hill, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager
Edmonton Oil Kings

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The last 24 hours have been extremely difficult to find the words to express our emotions.

Caleb Reimer had a bright future ahead and it was rewarding as a coach to see him develop as a person.  Despite a shortened schedule, Caleb showed huge improvement in his first season.

Remembering his first WHL goal – the excitement that he had, the exuberant reaction from his teammates – it was obvious that in a short time he became an integral part of our group.

He was one of those kids you love to coach – always a smile on his face and was excited to be part of our team.  He was driven to succeed and was an exceptional athlete – a player who makes your whole team better in his presence.

He will be greatly missed by the coaches and the entire Oil Kings organization.  To lose him at such a young age is difficult to process.  My thoughts and prayers are with Caleb’s family, and the families of Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson, at this tragic time.

Brad Lauer, Head Coach
Edmonton Oil Kings

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Edmonton, AB – Caleb Reimer, 16, was coming off a successful first season in the WHL and was one of several young breakout players on the Oil Kings roster, during their 2020-21 Central Division Championship season.

The Surrey, BC product joined the Oil Kings organization in 2019 after the team proudly selected him with their first pick, 18th overall, in that year’s WHL Prospects Draft.

In 19 games with the Oil Kings, he recorded five points (3G, 2A), six penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating.

Prior to joining the Oil Kings, he was a standout in minor hockey playing with the Delta Hockey Academy.  In 40 games with their U18 Prep team he tallied 37 points (18G, 19A), 12 penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating.

The Oil Kings will be providing support services and resources for their players during this time.

We ask that you please respect the Reimer family’s privacy at this time.

 

 

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