Boyd has been a life long friend of the Leckelt brothers and grew up playing minor hockey with Lindsey. 'I have personally known Boyd since he returned to Edmonton and he is a leader and has highest level of character and integrity' says SPHA Program Director, Marc Kronewitt. Marc continued 'Drafted by the Montreal Canadians, Boyd Olson was an elite defensive player at the WHL and American Hockey League (over 200 games) levels prior to retiring to do an injury. I had a former teammate from the Canadiens organization tell me that Boyd Olson was a “Brian Skrudland” type of hockey player.'
After his professional career, Boyd returned to Edmonton where he coached 5 seasons on Leduc Midget AAA staff, played for the Stony Plain Eagles and has been part of the Edmonton Fire Department for the past 9 years.
Boyd will run the defense on the 07 Major bench, and be responsible for our penalty kill, defensive play, and all checking skills. This will be Boyd's second season on the bench with the U14 Prep Major SPHA team.