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Leading the Global Shift of High Performance Youth Development

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Founders and Board of Directors

Mark Maloney – Chairman and Founder

Mark Maloney – Chairman and Founder

Jeff Ovens – Founder

Jeff Ovens – Founder

Jamie Fox – Founder

Jamie Fox – Founder

Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

Dustin Taylor

Dustin Taylor

  • Mark Maloney – Chairman and Founder
  • Jeff Ovens – Founder
  • Jamie Fox – Founder
  • Paul Bradley
  • Dustin Taylor
  • Mark Maloney – Chairman and Founder

    Mark is a global leader in youth sports and actively influences the paradigm shift that is happening around the world. Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit has enabled him to found and partner in companies such as: Global Sport Academy Group, TheDrillBook, Hale Global Capital, Jamison Entertainment Group, and Cascadia Sports and Entertainment. Mark’s role in Global is to the build the vision so our company can lead the global shift of high performance youth development.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • TheDrillBook - CEO
    • Development Coach - Dallas Stars Organization - NHL 2014-2015
    • 2014 Calder Cup Champion - Texas Stars - AHL
    • Senior Advisor - Player Development and Analytics - Prince Albert Raiders - Western Hockey League
    • Willow Creek Composite High School Distinguished Alumni of the Year & Wall of Fame Inductee 2017
    • International Consultant and Builder - China Hockey
    • NHL Coaches Association - Presenter
    • Author, Speaker and Presenter around North America in themes such as: Executive Leadership, Coaching, Youth Development & Technology
    • ACAC Collegiate Champions - SAIT Trojans - Associate Coach
    • Coach Mentor and Sport Association Architect and Builder
    • WHL Champion
    Education:
    • Course Conductor for the National Coaching Certification Program:
      • Intro to Coach
      • Coach Level
      • Development 1
      • High Performance 1
      • Body Checking
    • BA - Communications - University of Calgary
    • ASA - Liberal Arts - Laramie County Community College

    Mark was originally from Claresholm, Alberta and grew up playing many sports. Once graduating high school, Mark chose to attend college in the United States on a golf scholarship. In fact, Mark was the youngest golfer in Alberta to get a hole-in-one!

    Mark currently lives in Calgary with his wife Loretta and two children Connor and Katie. He's very proud of the family, friendships and life long partnerships he has been able to establish in his lifetime.

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  • Jeff Ovens – Founder

    Jeff is an educator who believes positive relationships can inspire young people to be the best they can be. Over the past 10 years Jeff has been building leading edge educational programs in both the academic and athletic areas. Now as a devoted entrepreneur, Jeff has a goal of changing the way we educate youth. Jeff's role in Global is to oversee business development while continuing to be in the classroom and on the ice.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Teacher, Foothills School Division - 2010-2015
      • Quest for Success
      • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
      • FSD Peak Athletics
    • Director of Player Development, Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL - 2010-2015
    • President-STIX Hockey Academy - 2011-2015
    Education:
    • CSCS - National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA
    • BEd - Sr. Math & Science - Queen's University
    • MSc - Pathology & Molecular Medicine - Queen's University
    • BScH - Life Sciences - Queen's University

    Jeff grew up in King City, Ontario and played multiple sports well into high school. In fact, his favourite sport was originally basketball. After graduation, Jeff chose to attend Queen's University where he played 2 years of Jr. Hockey and then 5 years of CIS hockey. During this time he was a 5-time Academic All-Canadian.

    Jeff currently lives in Calgary with his fiance Jessica and their son Jack. On weekends Jeff likes to travel to the mountains to ski and mountain bike.

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  • Jamie Fox – Founder

    Jamie is a mentor and development coach who prides himself on positive teaching methods and ethical decision-making. Valued as a leader in skill development for players and coaches throughout the hockey industry, Jamie has mentored minor hockey coaches from Initiation to Midget for the last 15 years. Jamie’s philosophy embraces respect, passion, integrity, work ethic and character, which he shares with everyone involved in the Global Sport Academy. Jamie’s role in Global is to oversee staff development and program execution.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Owner/Operator - Gusto Hockey 2009-2014
    • President, Fox Mobile Restoration
    • Coached at all levels of Minor Hockey: Initiation through Midget AAA
    • 15 years Coach Mentoring
    • 3 time delegate of the Hockey Canada National Coach Mentorship Seminar(NCMP)
    • Hockey Development Professional - Kennebecasis Minor Hockey 2011-2014
    Education:
    • Diploma - Business Administration - SAIT
    • NCCP Intermediate Level

    Jamie was originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, where he played multiple sports growing up including hockey, baseball, lacrosse, basketball and golf. Jamie has gone on to live in High Level, Alberta, Calgary, Alberta and Quispamsis, New Brunswick, and currently lives in Okotoks, Alberta with his wife Sonya and 2 sons Nathan (14) and Adrien (10). In his free time Jamie enjoys camping, fishing and golfing with friends and family. He is most proud of his 2 boys!

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  • Paul Bradley

    Paul is a relationship driven coach who cares about the players he works with and their families. Paul's goal as a coach is to prepare players for challenges both on the ice and off. He is a positive motivator, communicator and role model who emphasizes the importance of work ethic, mental toughness, self-advocacy, and leadership to all his players. Paul takes pride in being able to positively impact players and set them up for success in all aspect of their lives. Paul’s role in Global is to oversee business operations within the STIX Hockey arm.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Calgary Catholic School District 2010-2015
      • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
      • Athletic Director
    • Hockey Coach
      • STIX Hockey Coach 2013-2016
    Education:
    • BEd - Intermediate & Senior Education - Queen's University
    • BA - History & Literature - Royal Military College
    • Coach Certifiaction:
      • High Performance 1
      • Development 1
      • Checking
      • Hockey Canada Safety
      • Hockey Canada "Speak Out"

    Paul grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played Minor Hockey for the SW Royals. After playing Midget AAA with the Royals Paul moved on to play 3 years in the AJHL and then 5 years of CIS hockey for the Royal Military College Paladins and Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. After University Paul travelled to the United States and Europe where he played 3 years of Pro Hockey before moving back home to Calgary. He currently lives with his wife Megan in McKenzie Towne.

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  • Dustin Taylor

    Dustin is a coach who focuses on creating a fun culture and environment that makes kids want to be at the rink. Dustin has helped inspire many players over the past 16 years as he has coached all levels of hockey as well as lacrosse. For Dustin it comes down to utilizing the game of hockey as a teaching tool which helps youth develop as a person first and as an athlete second.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Hockey Coach
      • Head Coach - Airdrie Bisons - Midget AAA
      • Associate Coach – Airdrie Bisons – Midget AAA
      • Assistant Coach – University of Alberta Golden Bears
      • Head Coach – Airdrie Bantam AA Lightning
      • Assistant Coach – Rockyview Midget A Rage
      • Assistant Coach – Rockyview Jr. B Silvertips
    • Manager - Workout Anytime (Canada) 2013/14
    • Personal Trainer - Explosive Edge 2010
    Education:
    • Masters of Coaching Degree - University of Alberta (MCoach)
    • Bachelor of Commerce Degree - University of Victoria (BCOM)
      • One Exchange Semester - Jönköping University, Sweden 2012
    • Development I Certified
    • High Performance 1 Certified

    Dustin's hometown is Airdrie, Alberta where he played a variety of sports such as hockey, lacrosse, track and field, volleyball, football, and basketball. Dustin played elite hockey in Airdrie until going to Strathmore to play for the CFR Midget AAA Bisons. Afterwards, Dustin went to play in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League with the University of Victoria. With the Vikes Dustin won a BCIHL Championship in the 2011/12 season and was named the BCIHL Playoff Most Valuable Player.

  • Mark Maloney – Chairman and Founder
  • Jeff Ovens – Founder
  • Jamie Fox – Founder
  • Paul Bradley
  • Dustin Taylor

Leadership Team

Paul Bradley – Chief Executive Officer & Manager of Marketing

Paul Bradley – Chief Executive Officer & Manager of Marketing

Jeff Ovens – Chief Revenue Officer and Manager of STIX

Jeff Ovens – Chief Revenue Officer and Manager of STIX

Dustin Taylor – Chief Operating Officer & Manager of Operations

Dustin Taylor – Chief Operating Officer & Manager of Operations

  • Paul Bradley – Chief Executive Officer & Manager of Marketing
  • Jeff Ovens – Chief Revenue Officer and Manager of STIX
  • Dustin Taylor – Chief Operating Officer & Manager of Operations
  • Paul Bradley – Chief Executive Officer & Manager of Marketing

    Paul is a relationship driven coach who cares about the players he works with and their families. Paul's goal as a coach is to prepare players for challenges both on the ice and off. He is a positive motivator, communicator and role model who emphasizes the importance of work ethic, mental toughness, self-advocacy, and leadership to all his players. Paul takes pride in being able to positively impact players and set them up for success in all aspect of their lives. Paul’s role in Global is to oversee business operations within the STIX Hockey arm.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Calgary Catholic School District 2010-2015
      • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
      • Athletic Director
    • Hockey Coach
      • STIX Hockey Coach 2013-2016
    Education:
    • BEd - Intermediate & Senior Education - Queen's University
    • BA - History & Literature - Royal Military College
    • Coach Certifiaction:
      • High Performance 1
      • Development 1
      • Checking
      • Hockey Canada Safety
      • Hockey Canada "Speak Out"

    Paul grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played Minor Hockey for the SW Royals. After playing Midget AAA with the Royals Paul moved on to play 3 years in the AJHL and then 5 years of CIS hockey for the Royal Military College Paladins and Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. After University Paul travelled to the United States and Europe where he played 3 years of Pro Hockey before moving back home to Calgary. He currently lives with his wife Megan in McKenzie Towne.

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  • Jeff Ovens – Chief Revenue Officer and Manager of STIX

    Jeff is an educator who believes positive relationships can inspire young people to be the best they can be. Over the past 10 years Jeff has been building leading edge educational programs in both the academic and athletic areas. Now as a devoted entrepreneur, Jeff has a goal of changing the way we educate youth. Jeff's role in Global is to oversee business development while continuing to be in the classroom and on the ice.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Teacher, Foothills School Division - 2010-2015
      • Quest for Success
      • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
      • FSD Peak Athletics
    • Director of Player Development, Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL - 2010-2015
    • President-STIX Hockey Academy - 2011-2015
    Education:
    • CSCS - National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA
    • BEd - Sr. Math & Science - Queen's University
    • MSc - Pathology & Molecular Medicine - Queen's University
    • BScH - Life Sciences - Queen's University

    Jeff grew up in King City, Ontario and played multiple sports well into high school. In fact, his favourite sport was originally basketball. After graduation, Jeff chose to attend Queen's University where he played 2 years of Jr. Hockey and then 5 years of CIS hockey. During this time he was a 5-time Academic All-Canadian.

    Jeff currently lives in Calgary with his fiance Jessica and their son Jack. On weekends Jeff likes to travel to the mountains to ski and mountain bike.

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  • Dustin Taylor – Chief Operating Officer & Manager of Operations

    Dustin is a coach who focuses on creating a fun culture and environment that makes kids want to be at the rink. Dustin has helped inspire many players over the past 16 years as he has coached all levels of hockey as well as lacrosse. For Dustin it comes down to utilizing the game of hockey as a teaching tool which helps youth develop as a person first and as an athlete second.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Hockey Coach
      • Head Coach - Airdrie Bisons - Midget AAA
      • Associate Coach – Airdrie Bisons – Midget AAA
      • Assistant Coach – University of Alberta Golden Bears
      • Head Coach – Airdrie Bantam AA Lightning
      • Assistant Coach – Rockyview Midget A Rage
      • Assistant Coach – Rockyview Jr. B Silvertips
    • Manager - Workout Anytime (Canada) 2013/14
    • Personal Trainer - Explosive Edge 2010
    Education:
    • Masters of Coaching Degree - University of Alberta (MCoach)
    • Bachelor of Commerce Degree - University of Victoria (BCOM)
      • One Exchange Semester - Jönköping University, Sweden 2012
    • Development I Certified
    • High Performance 1 Certified

    Dustin's hometown is Airdrie, Alberta where he played a variety of sports such as hockey, lacrosse, track and field, volleyball, football, and basketball. Dustin played elite hockey in Airdrie until going to Strathmore to play for the CFR Midget AAA Bisons. Afterwards, Dustin went to play in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League with the University of Victoria. With the Vikes Dustin won a BCIHL Championship in the 2011/12 season and was named the BCIHL Playoff Most Valuable Player.

  • Paul Bradley – Chief Executive Officer & Manager of Marketing
  • Jeff Ovens – Chief Revenue Officer and Manager of STIX
  • Dustin Taylor – Chief Operating Officer & Manager of Operations

Administration Team

Ellen Argent – Manager of Finance

Ellen Argent – Manager of Finance

Christa May – Manager of Scheduling

Christa May – Manager of Scheduling

Denise Stein – Registrar

Denise Stein – Registrar

Evan Li – Digital Marketing Projects

Evan Li – Digital Marketing Projects

Jordan Benson – Technology Consultant

Jordan Benson – Technology Consultant

Nick Purves – Social Media Lead

Nick Purves – Social Media Lead

Tanya Bradshaw – Marketing and Admin

Tanya Bradshaw – Marketing and Admin

Shayla Katrick – Inventory and Merchandise

Shayla Katrick – Inventory and Merchandise

  • Ellen Argent – Manager of Finance
  • Christa May – Manager of Scheduling
  • Denise Stein – Registrar
  • Evan Li – Digital Marketing Projects
  • Jordan Benson – Technology Consultant
  • Nick Purves – Social Media Lead
  • Tanya Bradshaw – Marketing and Admin
  • Shayla Katrick – Inventory and Merchandise
  • Ellen Argent – Manager of Finance

    Ellen is a skilled financier who believes hard work, honesty, and good communication can help anyone create a solution to any situation they face. Recognized for her critical thinking and problem-solving skills, Ellen has been involved in the accounting world from an early age and has continued to challenge herself to work with state of the art equipment. There is no such thing as problems in Ellen’s world, just challenges that have a solution somewhere.

    Work Experience:
    • Business Owner – ECM Consulting

    To describe Ellen's education as well rounded would not do it justice, as her education is a unique blend of accounting, information technology, graphic design, and web development. These courses include professional bookkeeping, computer setup/installs, databases, Corel graphics suite, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Indesign, and Acrobat Pro from institutions such as SAIT Polytechnic, Mount Royal University, and the University of Calgary.

    Ellen is born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where she spent most of her childhood at the local pool. At an early age she was an avid swimmer, and after completing her bronze level certification for life saving she went into synchronized swimming. On weekends you’ll find Ellen at the golf course working on her putting game.

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  • Christa May – Manager of Scheduling

    Christa is a passionate administrator who believes that success can be attributed to many things including the strength of your team, a positive outlook, and a strong work ethic. Christa is known for her upbeat personality and her relentless work ethic. She is constantly making improvements to better everything she does.

    Work Experience:
    • Project Manager & Reservoir Engineering – Oil & Gas Industry - 14 Years
    Education:
    • Reservoir Technologist

    Christa was born on a farm just south of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan-Alberta. Christa is known as a family first person and currently resides in Springbank with her husband Richard and children Jordan and Nicole.

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  • Denise Stein – Registrar

    Denise is an experienced manager who believes in playing hard and having fun doing it. Denise has an extensive background as an administrator and in customer service.

    Work Experience:
    • Price Waterhouse – 3 years – Administrator
    • Bow Valley Industries/Talisman – 7 years
    Education:
    • Saskatoon Business College – Diploma in Business

    Denise was born and raised in Domremy, Saskatchewan before moving to Calgary in 1986. She’s played sports all her life with her favourites being softball, volleyball and curling. In 1996 she was married to Norm Stein and moved to Houston, Texas where she worked for 5 years. Denise relocated back to Calgary with two children, Emma and Mason. Denise grew up on a farm with 7 siblings and she’s a twin. She loves to entertain and is most proud of her children.

  • Evan Li – Digital Marketing Projects

    Evan is a big believer in personal development and how it applies to the collective whole of a team. An avid sports fan, Evan has been involved in many causes over his short career spanning many different sports, including junior hockey (with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL and Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL), professional football, youth basketball, Interuniversity Sports, and even as part of the Press Operations Crew during the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

    Work Experience:
    • Hockey Operations, Calgary Jr. A Mustangs - 2017-2019
    • Volunteer Statistician, Mississauga Steelheads – 2016-2017
    • Producer, BrockTV.ca - 2015-2017
    Education:
    • BSM – Bachelor of Sport Management – Brock University, Class of 2018

    Evan was born in Suffern, New York, before moving to Toronto, ON and then Calgary, AB, which he calls home. He grew up as an extremely mediocre soccer player before finding his calling as an even more mediocre hockey player, throwing some karate and swimming in along the way. After finally figuring out that a career as a pro athlete was not likely to be in the cards, Evan attended Brock University’s Sport Management program, graduating in 2018.

    Evan currently lives in Calgary. In his spare time, he likes to read, hang out with his friends, or play video and board games (he prefers couch co-ops). His keen interest in all things sports, including but not limited to video production and broadcasting, contracts and financial management, labour relations and collective bargaining, and player development make him an interesting person to have a conversation with!

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  • Jordan Benson – Technology Consultant

    Jordan is a dedicated Web Developer who believes that technology can play an important role in the development of youth. Though he spends a lot of his day working closely with his computer, Jordan thrives on his interactions with his coworkers to drive his work. He uses these relationships to draw from them inspiration to create the best experience for his end users.

    Work Experience:
    • Video Production Manager - TheDrillBook.com
    • Product Owner - TheDrillBook.com
    • Customer Service Representative - Banana Republic
    Education:
    • BSc. - Computing Science - University of Alberta

    Jordan is from Calgary, Alberta where he participated in numerous youth sports teams before moving on to more recreational athletics. His love for sports is driven by a passion for the games, but his desire to spend time with friends and family moved him from the competitive arena towards local sports and athletics. His passion for interacting with other people, coupled with his love for technology, has made Jordan a unique player in his field of study and has caused him to focus heavily on the user experience side of web and software development. It is Jordan’s goal to leave a positive impact on the lives of every person he meets. The majority of his free time is dedicated to his family and close friends.

  • Nick Purves – Social Media Lead

    Nick is a coach who focuses on connecting with every athlete he works with on a personal level to gain trust with the individual. He believes that if you gain full trust in the athlete you unlock their growth of potential because they trust and believe in your teaching as a coach. Nicks coaching philosophy is built upon personal accountability and learning from everything you do, whether you made a huge mistake or the best play, you take the lessons and you move onto the next play. Whether it was out of your control, or a mistake, you rise up and take accountability for your actions and move forward.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Hockey Ontario academy instructor
    • Minor bantam AAA, Hamilton, Ontario
    • CRAA U15 AA, Head
    • STIX instructor
    • Hockey Ontario Academy
    • Social media lead, Global Sport Academy
    Education:
    • Bachelor of sports management, Brock University
    • Coaching 1
    • Respect in Sport
    • Checking skills 1

    Nick was born in Burlington, Ontario where he grew up a multi sport athlete playing roller hockey and rugby where he represented his home province. After making the switch to hockey full time Nick spent his time playing at the top levels before spending his junior days playing for the Grimsby Peach Kings while also taking a full course load at Brock University which he is most proud of. Nick has recently moved to Calgary with his girlfriend and two dogs. A fun fact no one knows about Nick is that he has an abnormal knowledge of exotic plants and flowers after working in a greenhouse for three years.

  • Tanya Bradshaw – Marketing and Admin

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Shayla Katrick – Inventory and Merchandise

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Ellen Argent – Manager of Finance
  • Christa May – Manager of Scheduling
  • Denise Stein – Registrar
  • Evan Li – Digital Marketing Projects
  • Jordan Benson – Technology Consultant
  • Nick Purves – Social Media Lead
  • Tanya Bradshaw – Marketing and Admin
  • Shayla Katrick – Inventory and Merchandise

Hockey Coaches

Jamie Fox – Area Manager, Okotoks

Jamie Fox – Area Manager, Okotoks

Brad Bourke – Area Manager, Airdrie

Brad Bourke – Area Manager, Airdrie

Drew Coles – Area Manager, Central Memorial

Drew Coles – Area Manager, Central Memorial

Chad Scharff – Area Manager, Springbank Academy

Chad Scharff – Area Manager, Springbank Academy

Doan Smith – Area Manager, Prince Albert

Doan Smith – Area Manager, Prince Albert

David Addison – Coach and Female Hockey Coordinator

David Addison – Coach and Female Hockey Coordinator

Kath Surbey – Coach

Kath Surbey – Coach

Keegan Thompson – Coach

Keegan Thompson – Coach

Tyler Wagner – Coach

Tyler Wagner – Coach

Dana Tyrell – Coach

Dana Tyrell – Coach

Shayla Katrick – Coach

Shayla Katrick – Coach

Nick Purves – Coach

Nick Purves – Coach

Ken Plaquin – Coach

Ken Plaquin – Coach

Rob Godfrey – Manager of STIX Tournaments

Rob Godfrey – Manager of STIX Tournaments

Tom Durnie – Coach

Tom Durnie – Coach

Connor Blake – Coach

Connor Blake – Coach

Tyrel Bauer – Coach

Tyrel Bauer – Coach

Ty Severson – Coach

Ty Severson – Coach

Eric Gilholme – Coach

Eric Gilholme – Coach

Nick Mohn – Coach

Nick Mohn – Coach

Cullen Bradshaw – Coach

Cullen Bradshaw – Coach

Dan Joerissen – Coach

Dan Joerissen – Coach

Mike Cann – Coach

Mike Cann – Coach

Chris Leinweber – Coach

Chris Leinweber – Coach

Tyler Fiddler – Coach

Tyler Fiddler – Coach

Alex McDermott – Coach

Alex McDermott – Coach

Cody Cartier – Coach

Cody Cartier – Coach

Carson Brown – Coach

Carson Brown – Coach

Steve Reade – Coach

Steve Reade – Coach

Mitch Moroz – Coach

Mitch Moroz – Coach

  • Jamie Fox – Area Manager, Okotoks
  • Brad Bourke – Area Manager, Airdrie
  • Drew Coles – Area Manager, Central Memorial
  • Chad Scharff – Area Manager, Springbank Academy
  • Doan Smith – Area Manager, Prince Albert
  • David Addison – Coach and Female Hockey Coordinator
  • Kath Surbey – Coach
  • Keegan Thompson – Coach
  • Tyler Wagner – Coach
  • Dana Tyrell – Coach
  • Shayla Katrick – Coach
  • Nick Purves – Coach
  • Ken Plaquin – Coach
  • Rob Godfrey – Manager of STIX Tournaments
  • Tom Durnie – Coach
  • Connor Blake – Coach
  • Tyrel Bauer – Coach
  • Ty Severson – Coach
  • Eric Gilholme – Coach
  • Nick Mohn – Coach
  • Cullen Bradshaw – Coach
  • Dan Joerissen – Coach
  • Mike Cann – Coach
  • Chris Leinweber – Coach
  • Tyler Fiddler – Coach
  • Alex McDermott – Coach
  • Cody Cartier – Coach
  • Carson Brown – Coach
  • Steve Reade – Coach
  • Mitch Moroz – Coach
  • Jamie Fox – Area Manager, Okotoks

    Jamie is a mentor and development coach who prides himself on positive teaching methods and ethical decision-making. Valued as a leader in skill development for players and coaches throughout the hockey industry, Jamie has mentored minor hockey coaches from Initiation to Midget for the last 15 years. Jamie’s philosophy embraces respect, passion, integrity, work ethic and character, which he shares with everyone involved in the Global Sport Academy. Jamie’s role in Global is to oversee staff development and program execution.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Owner/Operator - Gusto Hockey 2009-2014
    • President, Fox Mobile Restoration
    • Coached at all levels of Minor Hockey: Initiation through Midget AAA
    • 15 years Coach Mentoring
    • 3 time delegate of the Hockey Canada National Coach Mentorship Seminar(NCMP)
    • Hockey Development Professional - Kennebecasis Minor Hockey 2011-2014
    Education:
    • Diploma - Business Administration - SAIT
    • NCCP Intermediate Level

    Jamie was originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, where he played multiple sports growing up including hockey, baseball, lacrosse, basketball and golf. Jamie has gone on to live in High Level, Alberta, Calgary, Alberta and Quispamsis, New Brunswick, and currently lives in Okotoks, Alberta with his wife Sonya and 2 sons Nathan (14) and Adrien (10). In his free time Jamie enjoys camping, fishing and golfing with friends and family. He is most proud of his 2 boys!

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  • Brad Bourke – Area Manager, Airdrie

    Brad’s coaching philosophy involves creating relationships with those he works with and being a lifelong student of the game. In general, Brad believes if you treat people with respect and if you truly care and believe in them, you’ll get more progression and improvement, thus leading to more success. His goal when working with young student athletes is to develop confidence in them through teaching hard work, commitment and positivity. Ultimately however, Brad’s number one goal is to create a fun environment, as that’s the most important part of sport.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Pursuing Calgary Fire Department
    • Forensic Adolescent Program (FAP) – Calgary
    • Fortis Alberta – 5 years
    • Oil & Gas – 6 months
    • Professional Hockey Player – SPHL – 3 years
    • Coaching Experience:
      • Hockey Canada & Hockey Alberta Coach
      • Whitecourt Wolverines, AJHL
      • Okanagan Hockey Academy
    Education:
    • BA – Business – University of Alberta
    • Registered Emergency Medical Responder through Alberta Health Services

    Brad grew up in Onoway, Alberta where he worked many different jobs and played many different sports throughout his childhood. When he was older he decided to focus on hockey in the winters and baseball in the summers, which he did competitively until the age of 19. After finishing his minor hockey career with the Onoway Minor Hockey Association Brad went on to play for the St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA team, in the AJHL with the Spruce Grove Saints and St. Albert Steel, in the BCHL with the Merritt Centennials and Price George Spruce Kings, and then with Augustana University in the ACAC.

    Brad currently lives in Calgary, Alberta. A fun fact about Brad is the first fish he ever caught was a shark. Brad is most proud of his family.

  • Drew Coles – Area Manager, Central Memorial

    Drew’s goal when working with youth is to have a positive influence on both their personal and athletic development. Drew’s philosophy is to strive to develop the student athletes he works with both on and off of the ice, while helping them get to the next level.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Founder, Hockey Camp – Prague, Czech Republic
    • Numerous jobs:
      • Hockey Instructor
        • Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp
        • Okanagan Hockey Academy
        • Calgary Flames Hockey School
        • Hockey Canada
        • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
          • Fox Run Junior High School
          • Father James Whelihan Junior High
      • Landscaping
      • Retail
      • Bartending
    Education:
    • BSc – Physical Education – Mount Royal University
      • Major: Physical Literacy
    • Coaching Level 1 and 2 Certified

    Drew grew up in Calgary, Alberta where he played hockey in the Trails West Minor Hockey Association and for the Calgary Royals. In Jr. Drew spent the majority of his time with the Creston Valley Thundercats (KIJHL), but also played for the Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) and Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL). Drew went on to play for 3 different ACAC teams: Portage College, Grant MacEwan University, and Red Deer College and then played Professional Hockey in the Central Hockey League with the Denver Cutthroats and Arizona Sundogs.

    In Drew’s spare time he’s an avid wake surfer. He’s most proud of achieving his dream of playing professional hockey.

  • Chad Scharff – Area Manager, Springbank Academy

    Chad’s coaching philosophies are built on the pillars of hard work, respect, and having fun. He believes that hockey is a game that can teach many different life lessons and that it allows us to make lifelong memories and friendships. Chad is a big believer in you will get as much out of the game as you put into it.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Vancouver Giants, assistant coach (2007-10)
    • Surrey Eagles, assistant coach (2014-15)
    • CRAA U15 AA, head coach (2019-20)
    • CRAA U18 AAA, head coach (2020-21)
    • Vancouver Giants, Head equipment manager (2010-12)
    • Edmonton Oilers, equipment manager (2012-15)
    • Saskatoon Blades, Head equipment manager (2015-17)
    Education:
    • Grade 12 graduate
    • Coach Development 1
    • High Performance 1

    Chad was born in Airdrie, Alberta where he now lives with his wife Tracy, and two daughters Brooklyn and Kennedy. Before his coaching career, Chad had spent 5 seasons playing with the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants and helping them capture a WHL title in 2006. Something that not many people know about Chad is that he was a private investigator for a short time where he worked security.

  • Doan Smith – Area Manager, Prince Albert

    Doan is a well-rounded and relationship-driven coach who approaches every individual differently by working to identify their personal needs. His coaching philosophy revolves around bringing this individualized development to help prepare student-athletes for challenges both on and off the ice. He understands the stressors student-athletes face and works to help them navigate the distractions and continue to get their best out of them.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Business Manager, MPH Hockey – 2017-2019
    • Manager, Fernie Academy U18
    • Hockey Coach
      • Head Coach, Fernie Academy U18
      • Head Coach, Central Alberta Blaze
      • Head Coach, STIX Hockey
      • Peewee AA Head Coach
      • Bantam AAA Assistant Coach
    Education:
    • Currently in Year 2 of Business Management Degree
    • Coach Certification:
      • NCCP Development 1 & 2 Certification
      • Respect in Sport Certification
      • Checking Skills Certification
      • High Performance 1

    Doan grew up on a farm forty five minutes north of Brooks, Alberta. He is a big family man who has three siblings who all pursue their dreams whom he is very proud of. He played his minor hockey in Medicine Hat at both the Bantam and Midget AAA levels. He found himself in the KIJHL for his Jr. career before pursuing a short minor professional stop in Sweden for parts of two seasons. Doan also loves swimming and baseball. He has his lifeguard certification.

  • David Addison – Coach and Female Hockey Coordinator

    David believes one of the most important aspects of coaching is gaining 100% trust from players through positive reinforcement and guided discovery. Each goaltender needs an individual approach to their training. Although there are common skills great goaltenders share, the way they learn and interpret things are different.

    David’s skill development philosophy focuses on game play for the goaltenders he works with. Technical skills are vital for all goalies, but without game transferability it’s tough to be successful. As a result, David always integrates game situations when working with goalies. He feels one of the greatest, most rewarding things in life is helping young athletes reach their dreams in a fun, engaging and positive atmosphere.

    David also has an extensive background in the following areas:

    • Strength and conditioning
    • Working with associations and teams to build programs for athletes
    • Player skill development
    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Head Coach Calgary Fire Midget AA White - Provincial Bronze Medalists 2017-2018
    • School Based Sports Programs 2009-2016
    • AJHL Calgary Canucks Spring Camp Goaltending Evaluation
    • Major Midget AAA Royals Goaltending Evaluation
    • Midnapore Hockey Association Goaltending Consultant
    • Grassroots Coaching for Bow River Atom 1, Bow River Peewee 1 and Glenlake Peewee 1
    • Provincial Champion Midget Elite Coach
    • Alberta Midget Female Elite Hockey Alberta Coach of the Year
    Education:
    • Sports Management Diploma - Camosun College Victoria, British Columbia
    • Coach Certification:
      • NCCP Course Conductor
      • Intro to Coach
      • Coach Level 1
      • Hockey Canada Safety
      • Respect in Sport

    David was born in Barrie, Ontario and moved to Calgary, Alberta at the age of 10. David played Minor Hockey to the Midget level with the Calgary Northstars before turning to competitive golf. He still competes as a golfer at the amateur level in Alberta.

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  • Kath Surbey – Coach

    Kath is a coach who mentors student athletes with a relationship first approach believing that character and trust are the driving factors for motivation and skill development. Kath has been involved with sports her whole life and is excited to work with young people who have the same goals as she had. In her experience the spectrum of adversity and success experienced in sport will be relived over and over again in life. This provides a tremendous opportunity for a coach to use sport as a means to teach important life lessons by helping student athletes develop the awareness and skills to manage these experiences.

    Kath was the March Coach of the Month for Hockey Alberta!

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • 2017-2018 Head Coach Calgary Fire Bantam White - Provincial Champions
    • 2017-2018 Alberta Bantam Female Hockey League Coach of the Year
    • 2016-2017 Head Coach Calgary Fire Bantam White - Provincial Champions
    • Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot, CT – 2010- 2015
      • Science Teacher - Grades 8 & 9
      • Varsity Coach - Hockey, Lacrosse, and Volleyball
      • Dorm Parent
    • Bantam AAA Rangers - AMBFHL 2015-2016
    • Volunteer Coach in Providence, RI 2008-2010
    • 3X Provincial Champion (Midget and Bantam Elite Female) Coach
    Education:
    • BSc - Neuroscience - Brown University, Providence, RI
    • Coach Certification:
      • Intro to Coach
      • Coach Level, Development 1
      • Checking
      • Hockey Canada Safety
      • Respect in Sport

    Kath was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up playing hockey in the city. After Midget AAA she accepted a scholarship to play hockey for the Brown University Bears, which is a NCAA Division 1 program in Providence, RI. While playing Varsity Hockey from 2006-2010 she won the Sakuma Award, was the ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year, and won Academic Excellence Awards and Unsung Hero Awards. After graduating she decided to work in education in Washington Depot, CT until 2015. Kath is very excited to work with aspiring student athletes and help them have fun, be competitive, and chase their dreams.

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  • Keegan Thompson – Coach

    Keegan’s coaching values and beliefs are built on the foundation of the relationships the coach has with the athletes and providing a consistent stream of communication among the athletes. He does this by taking an interest in what the athlete does in their day-to-day life outside of the rink. Keegan also believes that by providing a positive environment on and off the ice that the athletes will have the confidence to expand/break out of their comfort zone and reach their full potential. Keegan’s goal as a coach is to not only develop good hockey players, but to mold his athletes into good citizens.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Wild Rose Brewery – Summer Rep
    • STIX Instructor - 2015-2017
    • Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association Peewee AA Assistant Coach – 2017/18
    Education:
    • High School Diploma – Central Memorial High School
    • NSA Student Athlete
      • Intro to Coaching
      • Respect in Sport

    Keegan was born and raised in Calgary where he played all his minor hockey for the Bow Valley Hockey Association and the Calgary Buffalo Hockey Association. After his time with the Buffaloes at 16 he went on to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for four and a half years split between the Canmore Eagles, Calgary Mustangs, and Okotoks Oilers. After he was done his playing career he shifted his focus to coaching. Other interests of Keegan’s are snowboarding, golf and wake surfing. Keegan is currently studying Supply Chain Management at SAIT Polytechnic.

  • Tyler Wagner – Coach

    Tyler is a coach who connects with his players through the mind and through the heart. He cares deeply about every player he has the honour to coach and is very thoughtful about his communications. Tyler's communication approach is up front and honest and he hopes his players will communicate with him the same way. While coaching, Tyler's #1 goal is to teach skills that will translate to more success at the higher levels. What impresses Tyler the most are players who are engaged in their own development while they build positive relationships with everyone along the way.

    • Dynacore Solutions 2017-2019
    • Camp OLQP 2016-2017
    • BAAA Head Coach Calgary Northstars 2017-2019
    • MMAAA Head Coach Calgary Northstars 2016-2017
    • BAA Head Coach Calgary Northstars 2014-2016
    • STIX Hockey 2017-2019
    • Alberta Cup Assistant Coach 2019
    • Peewee Prospects Assistant Coach 2017
    Education:
    • Attended the business program at MRU
    • Attended Central Memorial High School
    • HP1 Certified
    • Dev1 Certified
    • Respect in sport Certified
    • Professional development certificate
    • Safety Certified
    • Checking skills certified

    Tyler grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played in the Blackfoot Minor Hockey Association and then the Calgary Northstars Association. Tyler played in the 2008 Alberta Cup and then moved on to play 2 years of Junior Hockey in Penticton and Grand Forks. During his younger years Tyler was also a high level lacrosse player and played for the Calgary Axemen.

    In his spare time Tyler is an avid golfer, hiker and fisher. Most weeks Tyler will try to golf between 4-5 rounds.

  • Dana Tyrell – Coach

    As Dana would describe it, he made it to the NHL because of his work ethic on and off the ice and is just incredibly grateful for the career he had. Now, he wants nothing more than to give back to the hockey community and help his young athletes succeed in hockey and in life. To that end, he makes working hard and having fun a big part of his coaching philosophy. Dana is looking forward to working with the Airdrie program for the first time and brings his ample experience to the game with him, an experience that many of his kids will be striving towards.

    Work Experience:
    • Professional Hockey Player
      • drafted 2nd round, 47th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
      • played 135 NHL games from 2010-2015 between Tampa Bay and Columbus
      • played 232 AHL games from 2008-2015 between Norfolk, Syracuse, and Springfield

    • Junior Hockey Player:
      • drafted 5th round, 97th overall by Prince George in the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft
      • Gold Medalist with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships
      • played 240 WHL games for Prince George; named captain in 2008-09

    Dana lives in his hometown of Airdrie, AB with his girlfriend Bianca. He grew up in Airdrie and his family, including parents, brother and 2 sisters, still live there to this day. Dana grew up within the Airdrie minor hockey system playing for the Xtreme and Bisons and considers himself a hockey lifer.

    Dana loves playing like a kid again with his nieces and nephews in his spare time. He also once rode a 10 speed bike from Airdrie all the way to Salmon Arm, BC when he was 14! Among all his accomplishments and blessings, he considers the biggest blessing in his life to be his family and his relationships with them.

  • Shayla Katrick – Coach

    Shayla is a coach who shows interest in the kid first, and athlete second. She hold compassion at a very high standard and believes that in order to get the most out of your athletes is to show them you truly care about who they are as a person and to celebrate every victory along side them. Shayla has been involved in sports all her life and is excited to be able to share her experiences and help grow every athlete she coaches to reach their dreams and goals.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • U18 AA Airdrie (2019-20)
    • U18 Calgary Fire Red (2020-21)
    • Top Guns (2011-2012)
      • Manager
      • Head player development coach
    • Maximum performance hockey (2017-20)
    Education:
    • Sports management, Columbia College
    • Counselling
    • Information technology, CDI College
    • Development 1
    • Coaching 1 & 2

    Shayla was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she grew up playing high level sports such as hockey, fastball, volleyball, and basketball. She now lives in Airdrie, Alberta with her 3 kids, Shawn, Shane, and Levi. Shayla’s other passion lays with being an advocate for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, she spends time public speaking and sharing her message with as many people as possible. Shayla is most proud of putting herself through school while being a single mom raising her 3 children.

  • Nick Purves – Coach

    Nick is a coach who focuses on connecting with every athlete he works with on a personal level to gain trust with the individual. He believes that if you gain full trust in the athlete you unlock their growth of potential because they trust and believe in your teaching as a coach. Nicks coaching philosophy is built upon personal accountability and learning from everything you do, whether you made a huge mistake or the best play, you take the lessons and you move onto the next play. Whether it was out of your control, or a mistake, you rise up and take accountability for your actions and move forward.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Hockey Ontario academy instructor
    • Minor bantam AAA, Hamilton, Ontario
    • CRAA U15 AA, Head
    • STIX instructor
    • Hockey Ontario Academy
    • Social media lead, Global Sport Academy
    Education:
    • Bachelor of sports management, Brock University
    • Coaching 1
    • Respect in Sport
    • Checking skills 1

    Nick was born in Burlington, Ontario where he grew up a multi sport athlete playing roller hockey and rugby where he represented his home province. After making the switch to hockey full time Nick spent his time playing at the top levels before spending his junior days playing for the Grimsby Peach Kings while also taking a full course load at Brock University which he is most proud of. Nick has recently moved to Calgary with his girlfriend and two dogs. A fun fact no one knows about Nick is that he has an abnormal knowledge of exotic plants and flowers after working in a greenhouse for three years.

  • Ken Plaquin – Coach

    Ken is a coach who believes he has a tremendous opportunity to help those he coaches to learn to work hard, have fun and understand what it takes to be a good person. Ken works in the FSD Sports Academy, Springbank Sports Academy and in STIX Hockey during the spring. He has the ability to impact young student athletes on all levels because of his friendly nature and extensive experience.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Isotopes Canada - Owner & President
    • Scout, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL 2005-2008
    • VP of Hockey Operations, Calgary Northstars
    • Hockey Coach - Male & Female - Timbits to Midget AAA
    Education:
    • BSc - Scientific & Technical Communication - Michigan Tech
    • Completed the following National Coaching Certification Program:
      • Intro to Coach
      • Coach Level, Development 1
      • High Performance 1
      • Speak Out
      • Respect in Sport

    Ken's hometown is Calgary, Alberta where he started playing hockey and soccer at the age of 4. Throughout Minor Hockey Ken was part of the Calgary Royals Association before moving to Humboldt, Saskatchewan to play in the SJHL. Ken then went on to play in the NCAA for Michigan Tech, was drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins and played professional hockey in the United States and Italy. In his spare time Ken loves to cook for the most important thing in his life, his family.

    Ken currently lives in Calgary with his wife of 23 years Jenny and their son Sam (22) and two daughters Harlee (18) and Cameron (13).

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  • Rob Godfrey – Manager of STIX Tournaments

    Rob has a strong reputation in the Calgary area for helping families navigate through their hockey journey. Rob believes coaches have a responsibility to be firm yet fair in order to help players reach their full potential as athletes, students and citizens. What Rob is most proud of are the very strong relationships he’s built with numerous hockey families over the years. Rob’s role in Global is to oversee business development within the STIX Hockey arm, while continuing to help families make sound hockey decisions.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Manager of Athletics – Mount Royal University – 2011-2016
    • Hockey Coach:
      • Assistant Coach – Mount Royal University – CIS – 2012-2014
      • Assistant Coach – Holy Cross – NCAA Division 1 – 2007-2011
      • STIX Coach Hockey Coach – 2012-2016
    Education:
    • BA – Pre Law/Sociology – College of the Holy Cross

    Rob played minor hockey in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He then proceeded to play four years at the Junior A level, before accepting a NCAA Division 1 scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. In 2007 Rob graduated as a student-athlete, but remained with his alma mater as an Assistant Coach through the Summer of 2011. Rob relocated to Calgary in September of 2011, where he currently lives with his wife Megan and dog Arrow in Cochrane, Alberta.

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  • Tom Durnie – Coach

    Tom is a coach whose goal is to help facilitate the development of each student athlete he works with both on and off of the ice. Tom focuses on the development of character through positive teaching practices. He believes this is the best way to maximize potential with those he works with.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Teacher - Father James Whelihan School - CSSD
      • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
    • Lead Instructor for Hockey Alberta Skills Summer Camp
    Education:
    • BEd - University of Calgary
    • BA - English - University of Alabama-Huntsville
    • Coach Certfication:
      • Coach Development
      • Clinic Facilitator - Hockey Alberta

    Tom was born in Drumheller, Alberta but grew up in Calgary and played for the SW Royals before spending 2 years in the AJHL with the Canmore Eagles. After this Junior career Tom accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Alabama-Huntsville, a Division 1 NCAA program. While he was playing for the Chargers he was awarded the Scholastic Athlete of the Year in 2012. Tom is multi talented as he was trained as a classical singer for most of his childhood and won a provincial championship at the age of 11. Tom currently lives in Calgary with his wife Ashley and their son Noah (2) and daughter Vada (1).

  • Connor Blake – Coach

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Tyrel Bauer – Coach

    Tyrel is a young coach who uses his past playing experience and youthfulness to relate and grow relationships with the athletes he coaches. His goals as a coach are simple, always make sure to have fun in what you are doing and to always go 100% in everything you do. Tyrel’s philosophy is to create an environment where his athletes get better everyday through healthy competition and is driven on positivity. He is looking forward to working with young, energized athletes looking to reach and achieve their goals.

    Coaching experience:
    • STIX coach (2017-present)
    Education:
    • Grade 12 graduate
    • Athabasca University – Finance

    Tyrel was born in Calgary, Alberta but was raised and lives in Cochrane where he is the youngest of 3 siblings. Tyrel grew up a multisport athlete playing the likes of soccer, football, baseball and lacrosse just to name a few. Tyrell grew up playing all his minor hockey in the town on Cochrane before moving to play for the Airdrie Xtreme in bantam and the CFR Bisons in midget. Through all his hard work Tyrel was drafted by the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL where he plays currently. Tyrel was also selected in the 6th round of the 2020 NHL entry draft by the Winnipeg Jets.

  • Ty Severson – Coach

    Tyler believes coaching is all about helping players discover their love for the game. His coaching philosophy stems form developing relationships with each player he interacts with by taking genuine interest not only in their athletic development, but also in their everyday lives. It is all about creating a fun environment for the players and allowing them to explode out of their comfort zone to reach their potential. Tyler’s goal is to have players excited every time they come to the rink or gym and have them leaving always wanting more.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • STIX coach (2016-20)
    • Edge 260 instructors (2013-15)
    • Springbank Links GC (2016-20)
    Education:
    • Grade 12 graduate, EDGE 2015

    Tyler’s hometown is Calgary, Alberta where he grew up a multisport athlete playing soccer, baseball, lacrosse and hockey until he was around the age 15. Once Tyler decided to pursue hockey, he played his midget hockey at the EDGE school before heading out west to the KIJHL where Tyler spent 2 seasons with the Creston Thundercats. After his time in junior Tyler started his postsecondary career at the University of Victoria where he played 3 seasons for the U Vic Vikes. During his time in Victoria Tyler studied political science and has since transferred to UBC where he is currently in year one of UBC’s Allard School of Law. Something that most people don’t know about Tyler is that he has been apart of STIX hockey since 2011, back when they were the Alberta Jets, and that Tyler loves watching the bachelor.

  • Eric Gilholme – Coach

    Eric is a coach who believes in having fun and in enjoying everything you are doing. As a young student of the game, Eric connects with his players through keeping a positive attitude and not focusing on the negatives. He has a fail forward approach to the game hoping the players he coaches makes mistakes and learn from them in a positive environment he creates. He chooses to not let things out of your control affect you, and only worry about what you can control.

    Coaching experience:
    • STIX, coach
    • CRAA U16 AAA, assistant coach
    • CRAA U15 AAA, assistant coach
    Education:
    • Grade 12 graduate, Bishop Carroll, 2017
    • Development 1 certified

    Eric is a born and raised Calgarian who grew up playing his minor hockey in the Trails West and Springbank associations before playing his bantam and midget years with the Calgary Royals Athletic Association, where he was the captain of his midget AAA team in his last year. Eric is currently a student at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of business earning himself a BComm with a major in marketing and planning to graduate in the spring of 2021. Eric prides himself on being a positive influence for every player he interacts with.

  • Nick Mohn – Coach

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Cullen Bradshaw – Coach

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Dan Joerissen – Coach

    Dan is a coach who believes that hockey is life. His experience in the game has taught him that hockey is the greatest team sport in the world and is a terrific way to build confidence and shape character in the players who participate. As a family man and professional, Dan’s core values are integrity and professionalism. Dan has always had a passion for coaching hockey and he is a strong believer in continuous learning and improvement. As a skill development coach, Dan strives to create a safe, thoughtful, logical and respectful environment in order to optimize player development. With this environment combined with positive coaches who are relentlessly encouraging, amazing things can happen!

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Engineer – Oil and Gas Industry
    • Coaching:
      • 8 years coaching in Girls Hockey Calgary both as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach
      • Director: Spring Female 3-on- 3 Skills Program
      • Assistant Coach: Global Springbank Morning Academy
      • Player Development Consultant: AJFHL Junior A Chaos
    Education:
    • BSc. – Geomatics Engineering – University of Calgary
    • Coach Certification:
      • Coach Level 1
      • Coach Level 2
      • Speak Out
      • Respect in Sport
      • Hockey Canada Safety Program
    • Coach Clinics:
      • Individual Skills and Tactics
      • Bench Management
      • Shooting and Scoring
      • Developing Defensemen

    Dan grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan and fell in love with hockey, baseball and golf at a young age. He’s still an active participant in these sports today. In Saskatchewan Dan played hockey all the way up to Junior B, which he played while beginning his Engineering Degree at the University of Regina. Dan then decided to move to Calgary where he attended the University of Calgary to compete his degree. Dan currently resides in Calgary.

    Dan has two great girls Taylor and Halle who both happen to be hockey players. Besides being most proud of his daughters, Dan is proud of the relationships he has developed with all the athletes and coaches he’s come across over the years. If a player approaches him years later and thanks him for the experience he helped create, he believes he’s done a great thing!

  • Mike Cann – Coach

    Mike is a Coach who focuses on connecting with kids on a personal level, as he believes this translates to a better coach-player relationship. He enjoys pushing kids out of their comfort zone and into their learning zone, as improvement is his #1 goal. Due to the fact every kid learns differently, Mike adjusts his teaching style constantly to cater to each individual. As a Coach, Mike comes to each practice with a well thought out plan so the kids can learn while having a ton of fun!

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Calgary Fire Fighter – 2009-Present
    • Framer & Carpenter – 2009-2014
    • Cochrane Minor Hockey Association – Tyke/Novice Head Coach – 2015-Present
    • Midget AA Bow Valley Timberwolves Coach – 2011-2012
    • Skills Hockey Development – Instructor – 2002-2010
    Education:
    • Coach Level 1 Certification
    • High School Diploma

    Mike grew up playing Minor Hockey in both Winnipeg and Cochrane/Airdrie. After playing for the Bantam AAA Xtreme and being drafted in the 1st round of the WHL Draft, Mike chose to play Midget AAA with the Notre Dame Hounds. For Jr. Hockey Mike played for Brandon, Lethbridge and Red Deer in the WHL and played for Team Pacific at the 2005 World Under 17 Championship. In addition to hockey, Mike played 8 years of competitive box and field lacrosse.

    Mike currently lives in Cochrane with his wife Kate, their 2 daughters Mackenzie and Leah and their son Jack. In Mike’s spare time he enjoys playing baseball, pickle ball, ping pong, tennis and lacrosse. Mike is most proud of his family!

  • Chris Leinweber – Coach

    Chris is a coach who believes in the process. He believes coaches shouldn’t concentrate on the end result, but rather focus on the day-to-day development to achieve the desired outcome. Chris really enjoys working on individual skills so he can focus on the little things such as 1vs1 battles, blocking shots and face-offs.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Calgary Fire Department
    • Professional Hockey Player - 8 years
      • 3 years ECHL and AHL
      • 5 years Europe (Italy,Norway,Denmark,Germany)
    • Hockey Coach
      • Timbits through Bantam
      • STIX Spring Program
      • AAA Spring Hockey
    Education:
    • BA - Business Management - University of North Dakota
    • Coach Certification:
      • Intro to Coach
      • Coach Level
      • Development 1
      • Checking
      • Hockey Canada Safety
      • Respect in Sport

    Chris grew up in Calgary and played minor hockey in the Crowchild Minor Hockey Association. Chris went on to play in the NW Quadrant and finished as a first year player on the Midget AAA Flames. Following his minor hockey career he decided to play in the AJHL for the Calgary Canucks where he was named to the All-Rookie team, was voted a League All-Star, and won the AJHL Championship. After his successful Jr. Hockey career, Chris accepted a NCAA scholarship offer to attend the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. During his time at UND he won a NCAA National Championship and was an Academic All-American all 4 seasons. Before moving back to Calgary Chris played 8 seasons of Professional Hockey.

    Chris grew up playing many sports including baseball and golf. He also loves being out on the boat during the summer enjoying various water sports. Chris currently lives in Arbour Lake with his wife Kara and their children Asher (11 years old) and Luca (11 months old)

  • Tyler Fiddler – Coach

    • Tyler is a Coach who builds very positive relationships with players and takes pride in having them feeling comfortable enough to approach him and ask questions or seek advice. Strong communication skills are at the core of Tyler’s coaching philosophy, as it’s his goal to understand what the player is thinking in order to understand their thought process. Tyler believes in very honest feedback and then challenging players to get outside their comfort zone. Tyler really values individual skill development work, whether that’s with shooting, passing or skating.
    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Pro Hockey
      • Sonderjyske (Denmark) – 2017 – 2018
      • Esbjerg Energy (Denmark) -2016 – 2017
      • Colorado Eagles (ECHL) – 2016
    • The Glencoe Golf Club – Grounds Crew
    • Hockey Schools:
      • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
      • STIX Hockey
      • Okanagan Hockey School
    Education:
    • BA - Mount Royal University
      • Major: Management
    • Intro to Coaching

    Tyler was born in Price Albert, Saskatchewan and grew up playing hockey there. He played Midget AAA for the Prince Albert Mintos and won the Telus Cup with them in 2006-2007. During his childhood Tyler also participated in competitive golf and baseball. Eventually Tyler choose hockey and played for the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL where he won the WHL Championship in 2009-2010 and was the Captain of the team in 2010-2011. Following his WHL career Tyler played for the Mount Royal Cougars in U Sports where he was a CIS First Team All Canadian (2015-2016) and won the Mount Royal University Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2015-2016. Tyler just finished his 3rd season playing professional hockey.

    Tyler currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Dana and their 3 year old Sheep-a-Doodle named Kaya. Tyler is most proud of the way hockey has changed his life and how it has also allowed him to travel all over the world and meet many amazing people. A fun fact about Tyler is he’s lost 6 teeth so far playing hockey, and that he loves fishing! In fact, he once caught an 80-pound Rooster Fish in Costa Rica.

  • Alex McDermott – Coach

    Alex is a Teacher/Coach who believes building strong relationships with kids is the foundation to them growing as hockey players, but more importantly as individuals. Alex strives to create a fun and welcoming environment at the rink that fosters skill and overall player development.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Teacher – Sports Medicine and Business Management
      • Calgary Catholic School District – Notre Dame High School
    • Financial Advisor - CIBC
    • Relationship Manager – Solium Capital
    • Commodities analyst – TransAlta
    • Assistant Coach:
      • Midget Prep - Northern Alberta Extreme – CSSHL
      • Bantam AA - Calgary Northstars
      • Bantam AA - Calgary Royals
      • Major Midget AAA - Fredericton Canadians
      • Notre Dame High School - Senior Boys Basketball
    Education:
    • BEd - University of Alberta
    • BA – Business Administration – University of New Brunswick
      • Major: Finance and Marketing
      • Minor: Sport and Recreation Management
    • Development 1 Coach Certified

    Alex grew up in Quispamsis, New Brunswick and played hockey, basketball, soccer and track and field growing up. Eventually Alex chose hockey and played Midget AAA for the Saint John Vitos, Jr. A for the Brockville Braves, and Senior AAA for the Saint John Blackhawks. Unfortunately concussions cut Alex’s hockey career short and he immediately got into coaching because he missed the competitive aspect of sport.

    Alex currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with his girlfriend Amanda and he enjoys competing in Crossfit competitions in his spare time. He also spends a lot of time in the mountains hiking and snowboarding. Alex is most proud of becoming a teacher because it allows him to have an impact on so many young people in his community.

  • Cody Cartier – Coach

    Cody is a coach who believes in the act of building strong relationships and providing consistent feedback to help further develop individuals. He believes that as athletes mature it brings about more obstacles and having mentors to lean on is imperative. Along with striving to be a mentor, Cody believes that continually innovating the game is a key to player skill development. Being detail oriented in individual skillsets is where Cody prides himself. Secondly Cody is combining his passion for sport with his business background to inspire and highlight Global athletes.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • TEKsystems – Technology Industry - Recruitment and Sales
    • Manchester Storm – Professional Hockey Player 2016-2017
    • NSD Lead Instructor 2015-2017
    • STIX Instructor 2012 -2017
    • Hockey Canada Skills Academy
    Education:
    • BBA – Management – Mount Royal University
    • Coach Certification
      • Introduction to Coaching

    Cody grew up in Sylvan Lake where he played minor hockey until Bantam and Midget where he played in the Red Deer AAA system. After his second year of midget for the Red Deer Optimist Rebels, he went on to play for the Canmore Eagles. This led him to attain a scholarship at the NCAA division 1 level in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After one year at the NCAA division 1 level Cody decided to pursue his education and transferred to Mount Royal University where he played CIS for the next 4 years. During his tenure at Mount Royal University Cody received the Male Athlete of the year award, Student Athlete of the year award, and Second Team National All Star. Additionally, Cody was selected to participate in the FISU University Games for team Canada Men’s hockey.

  • Carson Brown – Coach

    Carson is a coach who believes coaches are lifelong learners who care about kids. When Carson coaches he attempts to create a competitive environment for the team while building off of short and long term goals for the individuals. In his experience the best teams or programs he’s been part of become a family.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Pipeline Integrity – Alberta & Saskatchewan – 2013-2016
    • Diavik Diamond Mine – Northwest Territories – 2016
    • Calgary Buffalo Hockey Association (CBHA):
      • Assistant Coach – Bantam AA Wranglers
      • Head Coach – Bantam AA Wranglers
    Education:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – Mount Royal University
    • Coaching Development 1

    Carson grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played hockey, baseball, volleyball and badminton growing up. As he got older he decided to focus on hockey where he played Bantam AAA, Minor Midget AAA and Midget AAA for the Calgary Buffaloes. Following his minor hockey career he played for both the Canmore Eagles and Calgary Canucks in the AJHL.

    Carson is the youngest of 3 brothers. His proudest moment was winning the 2017 Calgary City Championship with the Bantam AA Wranglers.

  • Steve Reade – Coach

    Steve strives to create a problem solving environment that is both creative and positive; he believes that coaches need to continue to learn and be creative and if they don’t, it would be hypocritical to expect our athletes do the same and become dynamic players.

    The other facet of coaching that makes up a primary part of Steve’s belief system and coaching philosophy is training intelligently in order to create intelligent players, and not wasting opportunities to connect and grow with the players and people you work with. The coach places a big priority in embracing and cherishing the journey for everything it’s worth, and brings that attitude with him to Global and STIX every chance he can.

    Work Experience:
    Professional Career
    • Cochrane Minor Hockey: Head Coach/Associate Coach, 2015-present
    • Havoc Hockey: Instructor, 2017/2018
    • Canadian Athletic Club Midget AAA (AMHL): Assistant Coach
    • NAIT Ooks Hockey School: Instructor, 2000-2004
    Hockey Career
    • Stony Plain Eagles (Senior AAA)
    • Horse Lake Thunder (Senior AAA)
    • NAIT Ooks (ACAC) [82 Career Games Played]
    • Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
    • Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
    Certifications
    • Coach Development 1
    • Coach Level 1/2
    • Instructional Stream (Small Area Games, Skating, Developing Defenseman, Skills, Checking)
    • Respect in Sport Parent and Leader
    • Standard First Aid

    Steve currently lives in Cochrane with his wife Jodi and their 2 kids Beckham and Siena, both of whom are active participants in the Cochrane Minor Hockey scene. Steve himself is originally from Donnelly, AB, a small town in Northern Alberta, and is bilingual (fluent in both English and French).

    Besides hockey, Steve is and has always been a multi-sport athlete and enjoys playing baseball and golf. Away from the rink, Steve (ever the lifetime coach) can often be found at the diamond coaching baseball. In his spare time, he loves backpacking and travelling.

  • Mitch Moroz – Coach

    Mitch is a coach who believes in developing personal relationships with every individual within his circle of influence by building connections that provide positive growth for players on and off the ice. Mitch’s coaching philosophy is built upon consistently striving to expand his knowledge and perspective on the game. Mitch uses his professional playing experience and contagious energy as a means to motivate and encourage the next generation of student athletes.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Okanagan Hockey Academy
    • PuckSmart Inc
    • Hero’s Hockey Volunteer
    • Idaho Steelheads, ECHL (player/coach)
    • Professional Hockey Player:
      • Drafted 32nd overall – Edmonton Oilers, 2012
      • American Hockey League 2014-2017 (Bakersfield Condors, Tuscon Roadrunners)
      • East Coast Hockey League 2017-2020 (Idaho Steelheads)
    Education:
    • Grade 12 Graduate, Central Memorial High School
    • Respect in Sport
    • Art of Living – Happiness program

    Mitch was born in Edmonton and raised in Calgary where he grew up a multi sport athlete playing the likes of hockey, baseball, basketball, lacrosse and soccer. After deciding to pursue hockey full time Mitch spent his minor hockey playing for the Blackfoot Cheifs and Calgary Northstars Hockey Association. Mitch was drafted by the Edmonton Oil Kings 30th overall in the 2009 WHL bantam draft where he spent all of 3 seasons collecting 2 WHL championships and a Memorial Cup in 2012 and 2014. After junior Mitch went on to play in the Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes organizations. If you can’t find Mitch in the rink there is a good chance that he is out in the mountains or off the grid. He enjoys filling his time by hiking, biking, camping and fishing. Mitch is most proud of all the friendships and lifelong memories he has made while playing the sport that has given him so much along with the distinctions and awards along the way. Now he looks forward to passing on his experience and knowledge of the game to every student athlete he coaches.

  • Jamie Fox – Area Manager, Okotoks
  • Brad Bourke – Area Manager, Airdrie
  • Drew Coles – Area Manager, Central Memorial
  • Chad Scharff – Area Manager, Springbank Academy
  • Doan Smith – Area Manager, Prince Albert
  • David Addison – Coach and Female Hockey Coordinator
  • Kath Surbey – Coach
  • Keegan Thompson – Coach
  • Tyler Wagner – Coach
  • Dana Tyrell – Coach
  • Shayla Katrick – Coach
  • Nick Purves – Coach
  • Ken Plaquin – Coach
  • Rob Godfrey – Manager of STIX Tournaments
  • Tom Durnie – Coach
  • Connor Blake – Coach
  • Tyrel Bauer – Coach
  • Ty Severson – Coach
  • Eric Gilholme – Coach
  • Nick Mohn – Coach
  • Cullen Bradshaw – Coach
  • Dan Joerissen – Coach
  • Mike Cann – Coach
  • Chris Leinweber – Coach
  • Tyler Fiddler – Coach
  • Alex McDermott – Coach
  • Cody Cartier – Coach
  • Carson Brown – Coach
  • Steve Reade – Coach
  • Mitch Moroz – Coach

Golf Coaches

Wade Waters – Lead Golf Coach

Wade Waters – Lead Golf Coach

Leif Hanson – Special Advisor to Golf

Leif Hanson – Special Advisor to Golf

David Addison – Coach

David Addison – Coach

Mike Chomack – Golf Coach

Mike Chomack – Golf Coach

  • Wade Waters – Lead Golf Coach
  • Leif Hanson – Special Advisor to Golf
  • David Addison – Coach
  • Mike Chomack – Golf Coach
  • Wade Waters – Lead Golf Coach

    Coaching in Wade’s opinion is all about creating an environment that facilitates learning, growth, and performance within the golfer. This is achieved by use of a holistic and measurable approach to player development where the golfer can take ownership and thus responsibility to guide their own performance through enhanced self awareness. Wade’s professional philosophy regarding coaching and performance have been shaped by many different people from a variety of sports as well as golf including Psychology, Mental Game, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, Motor Learning, Trackman, Performance Coaching, and personal development. This approach has allowed Wade to develop a player centered approach to coaching where performance and results can be influenced in several ways. The most important aspect of my coaching philosophy is to ensure the students are having fun.

    Coaching experience:

    • PGA of Canada Level 1,2,3
    • NCCP Accredited Coach
    • Amatuer golf and PGA player
    • Junior Development Coach
    • Calgary Royals U15 AA assistant coach

    Work experience:

    • GA of Canada Class “A” Professional
    • Callaway Master Fitter
    • Associate Professional Northern Bear Golf Club 2011-2016
    • Head Golf Professional Desert Blume Golf Club 2016-2019
    • Associate Golf Professional Pinebrook Golf & Country Club 2020-Present

    Education:

    • Grant MacEwan University, Bachelor of Business
    • Professional golf management diploma

    Wade was born in Nelson, BC where he grew up playing hockey in the winters and golf in the summers. Wade spent his junior hockey playing goalie for the Creston Thundercats in the KIJHL. After junior Wade attended Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton where he played a season for the schools club before moving on to the Innisfail Eagles in the Senior AAA league in Alberta. Wades passions outside of Golf and hockey are fly fishing, travelling and cooking. Wade now resides in Calgary where he lives with his fiance, two daughters and Siberian husky.

  • Leif Hanson – Special Advisor to Golf

    Leif believes his coaching style lets his students take ownership of their own growth by giving them the fundamentals to excel with their golf swing. Although he believes repetition is very valuable, he employs the method of practice like you play because players should practice all situations that might arise on the golf course. Leif also enjoys the business aspect of golf and hopes he can mold Global student athletes to one day become PGA of Canada Professionals.

    Work and Coaching Experience:

    • Over 10 years as a PGA of Canada Professional
    • Worked in the golf industry for over 20 years
    • Mentored by both PGA of Alberta and PGA of Canada Teaching Professionals

    Education:

    • Business Administration Diploma – Lethbridge College
    • TCCP levels 1-4
    • NCCP level 1

    Leif is originally from Claresholm, Alberta where he grew up playing hockey, golf and baseball. He has had the privilege to work at courses like Kananaskis Country GC, Paradise Canyon GR, Earl Grey GC and now River Spirit GC. He currently resides in Airdrie with his wife Julie and his three kids, Charlie (19), Ashling (5) and Cael (2).

  • David Addison – Coach

    David believes one of the most important aspects of coaching is gaining 100% trust from players through positive reinforcement and guided discovery. Each goaltender needs an individual approach to their training. Although there are common skills great goaltenders share, the way they learn and interpret things are different.

    David’s skill development philosophy focuses on game play for the goaltenders he works with. Technical skills are vital for all goalies, but without game transferability it’s tough to be successful. As a result, David always integrates game situations when working with goalies. He feels one of the greatest, most rewarding things in life is helping young athletes reach their dreams in a fun, engaging and positive atmosphere.

    David also has an extensive background in the following areas:

    • Strength and conditioning
    • Working with associations and teams to build programs for athletes
    • Player skill development
    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Head Coach Calgary Fire Midget AA White - Provincial Bronze Medalists 2017-2018
    • School Based Sports Programs 2009-2016
    • AJHL Calgary Canucks Spring Camp Goaltending Evaluation
    • Major Midget AAA Royals Goaltending Evaluation
    • Midnapore Hockey Association Goaltending Consultant
    • Grassroots Coaching for Bow River Atom 1, Bow River Peewee 1 and Glenlake Peewee 1
    • Provincial Champion Midget Elite Coach
    • Alberta Midget Female Elite Hockey Alberta Coach of the Year
    Education:
    • Sports Management Diploma - Camosun College Victoria, British Columbia
    • Coach Certification:
      • NCCP Course Conductor
      • Intro to Coach
      • Coach Level 1
      • Hockey Canada Safety
      • Respect in Sport

    David was born in Barrie, Ontario and moved to Calgary, Alberta at the age of 10. David played Minor Hockey to the Midget level with the Calgary Northstars before turning to competitive golf. He still competes as a golfer at the amateur level in Alberta.

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  • Mike Chomack – Golf Coach

    Mike’s coaching philosophy is to be a facilitator of knowledge to the players he coaches through equal, fair, and consistent treatment and strive to develop them to not only be the best player they can be, but to be better people in life when they leave our program.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • 12 years minor hockey
    • 5 years University of Calgary, assistant coach
    • 3 years CRAA U18 AAA
    • 40+ years working oil & gas industry, services and producing
    Education:
    • Petroleum Technology Diploma, SAIT
    • Advanced 1 coaching

    Mike was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where he now lives with his wife Lillian. Mike grew up playing multiple sports hockey, baseball, football and golf. Mike was an All-Star Quarterback and won the city championships in high school. Many people don’t know that Mike has got not one, but two hole-in-ones on the same hole, 17 years apart at Silver Springs golf course (hole 2). He was also a member of an oilwell fire fighter team at the end of the Gulf War where they were responsible for extinguishing 732 burning wells in Kuwait. Mike is most proud of the accomplishments that his two sons and daughter have up to this point and eagerly awaits the accomplishments done by his grandsons.

  • Wade Waters – Lead Golf Coach
  • Leif Hanson – Special Advisor to Golf
  • David Addison – Coach
  • Mike Chomack – Golf Coach

Academic Team

Kendall Kilgour – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison

Kendall Kilgour – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison

Adam Yurkowski – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison

Adam Yurkowski – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison

Jason Crellin – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy

Jason Crellin – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy

Katie Frauts – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy

Katie Frauts – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy

Chad Barton – FSD Sports Academy Liason - EOJHS

Chad Barton – FSD Sports Academy Liason - EOJHS

Mark Odnoken – Coach

Mark Odnoken – Coach

Brett Krokosh – Manager of Academics

Brett Krokosh – Manager of Academics

  • Kendall Kilgour – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison
  • Adam Yurkowski – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison
  • Jason Crellin – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy
  • Katie Frauts – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy
  • Chad Barton – FSD Sports Academy Liason - EOJHS
  • Mark Odnoken – Coach
  • Brett Krokosh – Manager of Academics
  • Kendall Kilgour – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison

    Kendall believes one of the most important qualities of a coach and/or teacher is the ability to create meaningful relationships with student athletes. She does this by having an invested interest in not only student athletes on-ice commitments but also their extra-curricular activities and community involvement. She promises every student an opportunity, but ultimately, the student athletes need take ownership of the opportunity to make the most of it. Kendall believes in developing good citizens by working off their strengths which in turn allows them to develop confidence and a sense of identity both on and off the ice.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Teacher, Rocky View Schools –2017-2018
      • Global Sport Academy Group – George McDougall High School
    • Teacher, Foothills School Division – 2017
      • Global Sport Academy Group – Foothills Composite High School
      • Guest Teacher
    • Program Coordinator, TD Summer Reading Program –2016
      • High River Library
    • Educational Child and Youth Care Counsellor, Calgary Board of Education –2014-2015
      • William Roper Hull School
    Education:
    • BA – Criminal Justice – Mount Royal University
    • BEd – Inclusive – University of Calgary
    • Coach Certification:
      • Respect in Sport

    Kendall was born in High River, Alberta and played multiple sports such as hockey, volleyball, cross country, badminton and field lacrosse. Her passion for hockey began in front of her house where her two older brothers would only allow her to play if she went in net. She played for the Bantam Bisons AA program before switching to the female AAA program in Okotoks. She then received an athletic scholarship to attend Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for a Div. 1 Prep School. Upon graduation she decided to return home and play for the Mount Royal University Cougars winning two championships.

    Kendall is currently living in Airdrie on the weekdays and in High River on weekends with her partner John and dog Larry. In her spare time, she enjoys making crafts, snowboarding and mountain biking.

  • Adam Yurkowski – Coach, RVS Sports Academy Liaison

    Bio coming soon!

  • Jason Crellin – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy

    Bio coming soon!

  • Katie Frauts – Liaison Springbank Sports Academy

    Bio coming soon!

  • Chad Barton – FSD Sports Academy Liason - EOJHS

    Chad takes a “fail forward” philosophy to both the classroom and the ice. Chad strives to provide opportunity for young people to be successful in a safe environment. He believes this approach harbours both future success and retention. In order to implement such an approach, a strong positive relationship must be established as trust is at the root of any exceptional learning environment. Chad believes in the saying “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” and builds his relationships on this foundation.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Teacher
      • Pincher Creek – Hockey Canada Skills Academy – 2 years
      • High River – Hockey Canada Skills Academy – 7 years
      • Physical Education, Math, Science and Social Studies
    • Hockey Coach
      • Okotoks Oilers – AJHL – Video Coach & Goaltending Instructor
      • STIX Hockey Academy – Head Coach
      • Herlov Hornets Goalie Camp – Denmark – Head Instructor
      • Melnik Hockey Camp – Czeck Republik – Head Instructor
      • International Goaltending School
      • School Coach – Rugby, Baseball, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track & Field and Cross Country
    Education:
    • Bachelor of Arts and Science – University of Lethbridge
    • Bachelor of Education – University of Lethbridge
    • Coach Certification:
      • Coach 1
      • Coach 2
      • Development 1
      • Coach Stream – Small Area Game, Skating, Contact Confidence, Skills and Goaltending

    Chad grew up in Foothills area in Southern Alberta and played Bisons hockey prior to leaving home to play Midget and Junior Hockey in Saskatchewan. In addition to his love of hockey, Chad also played baseball at a high level in High River growing up.

    Chad currently lives with his family in High River with his 2 sons Draydn and Cash and daughter Rian. He lives with his partner Chelsea who has two children Marshall and Emerson. Chad has owned and operated his own business for 19 years booking concerts and tours for musicians. In Chad’s spare time he enjoys fishing, snowboarding, travelling to New York City or cooking.

  • Rob Paris – Teacher Liaison Central Memorial

    Bio coming soon!

  • Mark Odnoken – Coach

    Mark Odnoken has been a staple of the Prince Albert hockey scene for the better part of 3 decades and counting. Mark is a big believer in continued and active learning and loves seeking out new learning opportunities. This reflects heavily in his personal coaching philosophy; his ideal coaching environment is one that’s positive, but challenging and fun.

    Mark prioritizes creating a culture that encourages problem-solvers, and emphasizes improvement over perfection until that level of expertise is reached.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Prince Albert Raiders, WHL:
      • Assistant Coach - 1990-92, 2003-07
      • Skills Coach/Development Coach - 2015-Present
    • Inaugural Head Coach & General Manager, Melfort Mustangs, SJHL - 1988-90
    • Co-Owner/Operator, NorSask Hockey Development Camps - 1999-Present
    • Teacher, Carlton Comprehensive High School - 2004-Present
    • Hockey Player:
      • Played 3 seasons of Jr. A hockey in the SJHL with the Prince Albert Raiders
      • Committed to the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (NCAA Div. I) and finished with 118 points in 168 NCAA games
      • Played 1 season with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL, scoring 36 points in 75 games
    Education:
    • BASc - Health & Physical Education - University of Minnesota-Duluth
    • Certified Hockey Canada Skills Academy Instructor

    In addition to hockey, Mark is also an accomplished soccer, basketball, and pole vault coach (the latter of which he’s coached for 12 years!). He’s a big fan of ‘70s and ‘80s music and was an active soccer player until he was 19. In high school, Mark also wrestled and played football and basketball.

    Mark resides in Prince Albert and has 3 kids, Alex, Austin and Hallie, and 1 grandson, Kace. He is most proud of his 3 children who are all involved in the community and working towards higher education.

  • Brett Krokosh – Manager of Academics

    Brett’s goal when while coaching is to have a positive influence on both their personal and athletic development. Brett’s coaching philosophy is built on the focus of promoting as many players as possible to the next level all while developing good habits on and off the ice. He believes in sportsmanship, respect for your teammates, respect for the game, and the organization you represent. His overall goal is to create a challenging, competitive and positive environment for all his players.

    Work and Coaching Experience:
    • STIX Coach
    • Hockey Canada, skill development
    • CRAA U15 AA, assistant coach
    • Calgary Board of Education, Teacher, Phys. Ed specialist (2015-present)
    Education:
    • Business Administration- Double major Phys. Ed/ Studio Arts, University of Alberta
    • Bachelor of Education, Concordia University of Edmonton
    • Coaching level 1

    Brett grew up in Calgary, Alberta where he played his minor hockey in the Confederation Minor Hockey Association and the Calgary Northstars. Brett then moved on where he played his junior hockey in the KIJHL playing for the Creston Thundercats. After his junior career and while working towards his degrees Brett playing his final season for the Augustana Vikings in the ACAC. In the offseason Brett enjoys to fill his time on the golf course, ball diamond and behind the boat wake surfing.

Fitness and Performance Coaches

Randy Cave – S&C Coordinator

Randy Cave – S&C Coordinator

Neil Mason – S&C Coordinator

Neil Mason – S&C Coordinator

  • Randy Cave – S&C Coordinator
  • Neil Mason – S&C Coordinator
  • Randy Cave – S&C Coordinator

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Neil Mason – S&C Coordinator

    Neil’s coaching philosophy focuses on not only teaching the how, but the why in sports. He enjoys teaching his athletes the fundamentals to improve performance, remain injury free and help understand the development process. Neil places great value on the quality of movement and building a strong foundation to allow his players to reach their full potential and athletic goals.

    Athletic Therapist experience:
    • SAIT, varsity programs
    • Mount Royal University, varsity programs
    • University of Calgary, varsity programs
    • Calgary Stampeders, CFL
    • Calgary Flames, NHL
    Education:
    • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Major in Athletic Therapy – MRU

    Neil was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland where he played soccer at the Schoolboy A (JR. A) level and university level. Neil also grew up playing sports such as Gaelic football and rugby. Neil moved to Canada in 2011 and chose to settle in Calgary. One thing that most people don’t know about Neil is that he worked as a police officer before choosing to return to university to pursue a degree in athletic therapy.

  • Randy Cave – S&C Coordinator
  • Neil Mason – S&C Coordinator

Thought Leaders

John O'Sullivan – Changing the Game Project

John O'Sullivan – Changing the Game Project

Jessica Renney – Hone/Mindful Athletics

Jessica Renney – Hone/Mindful Athletics

Paula McQuaid – Hone/Mindful Athletics

Paula McQuaid – Hone/Mindful Athletics

Willie Desjardins

Willie Desjardins

  • John O'Sullivan – Changing the Game Project
  • Jessica Renney – Hone/Mindful Athletics
  • Paula McQuaid – Hone/Mindful Athletics
  • Willie Desjardins
  • John O'Sullivan – Changing the Game Project

    John O’Sullivan is a National Best Selling Author and TED Talk Presenter. John’s “Changing the Game Project”, has achieved Global Attention is is re-defining families journey in Youth Sport. John speaks around the world and has established himself as the Global Leader in this space. John is married and has two wonderful children and makes Bend Oregon his home.

  • Jessica Renney – Hone/Mindful Athletics

    Jessica believes providing youth with a safe and secure therapeutic space promotes personal authenticity and confidence in and out of sport. Jessica pays specific attention to the development of an athlete’s mental health as research suggests it is as important as ones physical health when working to maximize individual human potential.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Co-Founder, Individual Therapist & Group Facillitator –MindfulAthletics
    • Individual Therapist & Group Facilitator- Healthy Relationships Program, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
    • Individual and Group Therapist -Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver
    • Urgent Mental Health Psychotherapist – Vancouver Island Health Authority
    Education:
    • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology- University of Victoria
    • A Professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
    • Bachelor of Arts- University of Lethbridge

    Jessica is originally from Trail, BC and played a variety of competitive sports as a young person. In addition, Jessica’s father Tom Renney coached in the NHL for over 13 years and currently serves as the President and CEO of Hockey Canada. Jessica works hard to maintain a meaningful and connected relationship with her fiancé, son and daughter.

  • Paula McQuaid – Hone/Mindful Athletics

    Paula is someone who believes in the importance of allowing young people and athletes the chance to discuss and explore their mental well-being. Whereby providing them the opportunity to de-clutter the mind and live to the best of their ability in both life and in sport.

    Work & Coaching Experience:
    • Co-Founder, Individual Therapist & Group Facillitator –MindfulAthletics
    • Individual Therapist- Men’s Counselling Services, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
    • Individual & Group Facilitator- Healthy Relationships Program, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
    • Women’s U-18 Selection Camp and the National Development Camp Mental Skills Consultant -Hockey Canada
    Education:
    • Master of Counselling - Gonzaga University
    • Professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
    • Bachelor of Arts/Criminolgy– St. Mary’s University
    • Bachelor of Arts/Psychology – University of Prince Edward Island

    Paula is a proud Easterner who grew up in Charlottetown, PEI where she played a variety of competitive sports including soccer and rugby. Paula is up for any new opportunities that enter her life and she is most proud of the personal relationships she has with the people in her life

  • Willie Desjardins

    Willie is a visionary coach whom has left his footprints in the game around the globe. Willie is the leader of the Willie Desjardins South Alberta Hockey Academy in partnership with the Prairie Rose School Division and Powered by Global Sport Academy Group. His approach, values and love of the the game and the people within it; truly set him apart. A few of his stops include:

    • Head Coach of Canada’s Olympic team in the 2018 Olympics - Bronze Medal
    • Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks - National Hockey League
    • Head Coach of the Texas Stars - American Hockey League - Calder Cup Champion
    • Head Coach and GM of the Medicine Hat Tigers - WHL - 2 Time WHL Champion
    • Head and Assistant Coach of Team Canada - World Junior Championships - Gold and Silver Medal
    • Head Coach of the University of Calgary Dinos

    Willie is also involved in many projects and programs within youth sport. He is a key leader within TheDrillBook and is also an active presenter around the world at coaching conferences and symposiums.

    Willie resides in Medicine Hat with his wife Rhonda. Wille and Rhonda have three children: Brayden, Sheehan and Jace.

  • John O'Sullivan – Changing the Game Project
  • Jessica Renney – Hone/Mindful Athletics
  • Paula McQuaid – Hone/Mindful Athletics
  • Willie Desjardins

Business Advisory Leadership

Darcy Hulston – Business Advisor

Darcy Hulston – Business Advisor

  • Darcy Hulston – Business Advisor
  • Darcy Hulston – Business Advisor

    Darcy Hulston brings more than 25 years of financial industry experience to his role as President & CEO of Canoe Financial, currently one of Canada’s fastest growing independent mutual fund companies. Darcy has hired, managed and mentored over 500 industry professionals, conducted more than 1,000 public presentations, and has consistently built outstanding teams. A recognized industry expert, he has appeared on BNN and CBC and is frequently sought out for career and business advice.

    Darcy was a key architect of Canoe’s business plan and strategy, and leverages his expertise in organizational behavior and executive leadership in directing its execution.

    Darcy was first registered to sell securities in October of 1987. Since then, he has been a Registered Representative, a Branch Manager, a Wholesaler and a Head of Sales. Darcy studied organizational behaviour at the University of Alberta and received a BBA from Athabasca University with a major in Organizational Behaviour. He is a graduate of the SIFMA program at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, a graduate level program focusing on executive leadership.

    Born on a mixed farm outside of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Darcy fully appreciates the values of hard work, integrity and community involvement. He currently sits on the board of the Canadian Cancer Society and has been involved in Canadian Minor Hockey as a division coordinator, disciplinary liaise and served on several hockey boards. Darcy resides in Calgary with his wife and three children.

  • Darcy Hulston – Business Advisor

School Partners

Prince Albert Sports Academy:

  • Cory Trann - Superintendent - Saskatchewan Rivers School Division
  • Jeff Court - Principal - Carlton Comprehensive High School – P.A
  • Mark Odnokon - Teacher Liaison - Carlton Comprehensive High School – P.A.

Airdrie Sports Academy:

  • Ryan Reed - Principal - Bert Church High School
  • Kendall MacDougall - Teacher Liaison - George McDougall High School
  • Adam Yurkowski - Teacher Liaison - George McDougall High School
  • Jeff Smith - Principal - WH Croxford High School
  • Thomas Elbel – Principal – Ecole Airdrie Middle School
  • Eric Schubert – Vice Principal – Ecole Airdrie Middle School

Springbank Sports Academy:

  • Darrell Lonsbury - Principal - Springbank Community High School
  • Michael Fredrich - Vice Principal - Springbank Community High School
  • Mary Magee – Principal – Springbank Middle School
  • Stacy-Ann Pothier – Vice Principal – Springbank Middle School
  • Jenn McQuire - Teacher Liaison - Springbank Middle School

Foothills School Division Sports Academy:

  • Allen Davidson - Assistant Superintendent
  • Vince Hunter - Principal - Foothills Composite High School
  • Derek Markides - Vice Principal - Foothills Composite High School
  • Tracey McKinnon - Principal - Ecole Okotoks Junior High School
  • Andrea Laubman – Vice Principal – Ecole Okotoks Junior High School
  • Chad Barton - Teacher Liaison - Ecole Okotoks Junior High School

Global Hockey Academy at Central Memorial High School:

  • Gord Baldwin - Principal - Central Memorial High School
  • Pam Banack - Guidance Counsellor (surname A-G) - CMHS
  • Tamara McEachern – Guidance Counsellor (surname H-O) – CMHS
  • Jason Stroh – Guidance Counsellor (surname P-Z) - CMHS
  • Rob Paris - Teacher Liaison - Learning Leader Phys Ed. - CMHS