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IMG_2674.jpegWade Burt 

Director

Wade grew up playing hockey in British Columbia.  Prior to moving to Alberta for school Wade had a successful junior hockey career playing for the Prince George Spruce Kings then moving on to the Western Hockey League. While in the Western Hockey League, Wade played two years with the Kamloops Blazers and two years with the Kootenay Ice.  In his last year with the ice Wade was a member of the WHL Championship team in 99-00 and made an appearance at the Memorial Cup.  After junior, Wade attended the University of Alberta and completed bachelor's degrees in both Physical Education and Education. Wade played five seasons with the Men’s Hockey Team.  During the span the team won 5 Canada West Championships, attended the National tournament in all 5 years and won 1 National Championships.  Right out of University Wade took the opportunity to be the Director and Head Instructor of the St. Thomas More Hockey Academy and has never looked back.


PXL_20210122_202426152.MP_2.jpgJoel Lajoie

Teacher
On-Ice Coach Hockey
Lead On-Ice Coach Ringette

Joel hails from Bonnyville, Alberta, where he played the majority of his minor hockey. After a year of Midget AAA with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, Joel went on to play three seasons in the AJHL with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders and Bonnyville Pontiacs. Afterwards, Joel went to the University of Alberta where he graduated with a B.Ed in 1999. After several years, teaching in a French Immersion Jr. High in Edmonton, Joel made his way to STM. He has been part of the STM Hockey Academy since 2017.  Joel graduated with a B.ED from the University of Alberta in 1999. He got involved coaching Ringette when his daughters began the sport. For the last 12 years, Joel has coached almost every level, from U6 to U16AA. In addition to coaching, he has been involved with his local Ringette association as an evaluator, director and coach mentor.  


MicrosoftTeams-image (13).pngMorgan Weisgerber

Ringette Instructor
Morgan grew up in Edmonton played minor ringette.  She has since graduated in coaching ringette for the past 6 years. Morgan has been working for Ringette Alberta developing their come-try Ringette initiative to attract more girls to the sport.  More is the lead Ringette development and power skating coach with 200 Hockey & Ringette Development. She is currently in her first year with STM Ringette and is completing the combined degree program in Kinesiology and Secondary Education.

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