Kelly McCrimmon, the Western Hockey League club’s Owner / Governor, made the announcement Tuesday morning.
“I’d like to thank Grant for his contribution to our organization,” says McCrimmon, who was named the new General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights last week. “He was responsible for many of the moves that will serve us well in the future.”
“At the same time, I also felt a change was necessary as we look to return to a higher level as an organization,” he went on to say.
Armstrong joined the Wheat Kings in August 2016 and after helping to lead the club to back to back playoff appearances, the club faltered this past season, finishing with a record of 31-29-4-4 and missing post-season play for the first time in six years.
Under Armstrong’s direction, the Wheat Kings compiled a 102-87-14-9 record.