Rockies Lambert inks with AJHL’s Thunder

After one season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with the Columbia Valley Rockies, Tristan Lambert is headed to the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Drayton Valley Thunder. Columbia Valley Rockies image



Tristan Lambert is joining the 2002 Alberta Junior Hockey League champs – the Drayton Valley Thunder.


Lambert, who led the Columbia Valley Rockies in scoring with 11 goals and 37 points in 45 regular season games as a rookie, is excited for the opportunity. It was an easy decision for the Lethbridge native to choose the Thunder as he is familiar with the organization.


“They have always maintained a high level of professionalism,” says Lambert. “I feel like I will adjust well and be able to develop my game even further under a great coaching staff.”


Lambert, 19, says he was able to excel playing in Columbia Valley under coaches Wade Dubielewicz and Brair McNaney, who really pushed him to be better as a player and person and put a lot of trust in him on the ice.


Being part of the Rockies is “unlike any other program” says Lambert.


“They really care about your development and helping you to achieve your goals,” says Lambert, named the Eddie Mountain Division’s top defenceman. “Playing in the KIJHL really helped me to get a taste of junior hockey and helped to develop my game to advance to the next level.”

Lambert is looking forward to the chance of playing at a higher level and working to advance himself as a player.