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Wade.jpgWade Burt 

Director/Lead Instructor

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_202325644_2.jpgDan Glegloff

Master Coach/Teacher

Dan has a BPE from University of Alberta and has recently completed a degree in Education.  Since he graduated he has been hired by STM to teach science and work with the Academy. Dan is a certified Hockey Canada HP1 Coach and worked many years with Hockey Alberta's, Alberta Cup Program. Dan has been a head coach with South Side Athletic Club Bantam AAA and Midget AAA programs.  Dan spent 4 years as head coach of Concordia Thunder ACAC College Team.  Dan previously worked as skills instructor at Canlan Ice Sports and as an instructor with Harry Ainley Hockey Academy and the Tommy Salo Inner City School Hockey Program. Dan played Midget AAA for 2 seasons with Canadian Athletic Club. Played Junior “A” with St. Albert Saints(AJHL) and North Bay Skyhawks (Ontario).  Dan completed his hockey carrier playing with Junior “B” Edmonton River Kings (CJHL).

PXL_20210122_202426152.MP_2.jpgJoel Lajoie

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 (15).pngJames Black

Lead Instructor

James has been working with the St. Thomas More Hockey Academy for 14 years and is also an instructor with the St. Benedict Elementary Hockey Academy. James has had a very extensive hockey career; he played for two years in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks and was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in 1989. After being drafted James played for eleven years in the National Hockey League with Minnesota/Dallas, Chicago and Washington. We are very excited to have James working with us.

Prks.jpgTyler Parks

Lead Instructor

Born and raised in Edmonton where I played all my minor and club hockey for SSAC and CAC. Played four years in the AJHL for the St. Albert steel. After junior I was a student athlete playing for Concordia University while majoring in Sociology. Currently I’m an Instructor for 200 Hockey Development. And I’m in my third year as a coach at STM hockey academy.

ZIp.jpgKyle L'Arrivee

On-Ice Instructor

Kyle has work with the STM Hockey Academy for 5 years.  He came to us from St. Benedict's Academy where he has worked for the past 7 years.  Kyle is also a development and power skating coach for the Edmonton Oilers Hockey School, 200 Hockey Development, and Gretzky Hockey School.  Outside of hockey Kyle is a Certified CrossFit instructor and 2x CrossFit regional Competitor.

IMG_5488.JPGMichael Zipp

On-Ice Instructor

Michael is a former STM alumni who grew up in the west end of Edmonton. Michael has played hockey for over 20+ years, and comes to us after spending five years in the WHL. The former defensemen spent time with the Everett Silvertips and the Calgary Hitmen, where he captained the Hitmen in his final year. In addition, Michael attended the Montreal Canadians training camp in 2017, and played for the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL after his final year of major junior. After his junior career, he attended Acadia University and obtained his Kinesiology degree. Michael is now attending the NAIT school of business where he is specializing in Marketing. Michael is a leader on and off the ice, and enjoys giving back to the hockey world through various volunteer hockey programs, and the hockey academy. Michael's defensive mindset will help our young athletes and defensemen learn and develop their skills on and off the ice.

Hugges.jpgRyan Hughes

On-Ice Instructor
Ryan is another product of the STM Hockey Academy. He grew up playing with the Whitemud West and CAC Hockey Clubs.  Ryan played in the Western Hockey League for 5 years split between the Portland Winterhawks, Saskatoon Blades, and the Kamloops Blazers and is studying at the University of Alberta. Ryan has 4 brother who have all taken part in the academy and have gone on to professional and college careers.

MicrosoftTeams-image (14).pngDan Reimer

On-Ice Instructor

In 2011 Danny Reimer completed his degree in kinesiology specializing in sport performance from the University of Alberta. Over the past decade he has dedicated to improving his craft as a strength and conditioning coach working with 2 university teams (mens hockey and women’s basketball), an on-ice training and power skating coach, S&C coach for SWZ hockey organization, a corporate fitness spin instructor, working with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 rookie/main camp, and training hundreds of athletes through his sport performance training business, Vara Unik ( 

Danny started working as the fitness instructor at STM in 2013, with both the hockey and soccer academies. He constantly strives to create a competitive and safe training environment for all the athlete’s he works with on a daily basis. Regardless of where each athlete ends up in the future, his training philosophy is to help every STM athlete build the physiological foundation that is critical to excel both short and long term. Danny loves working at STM because, “it allows me the opportunity to both educate athletes the importance of high QUALITY training necessary to be better, and exemplify how training should be fun!”  

Dave.jpgDave Rathjen

Above the Crease Goaltending

Dave grew up playing AAA hockey in Penticton, B.C. before going on to a successful junior career playing for the Penticton Panthers (BCHL), the Vernon Vipers (BCHL), and TriCity Americans (WHL). After junior, he attended the University of Alberta and played for the Golden Bears Hockey Program winning the national university championships in 2005. Dave has been instructing goalies for the past 10 years and has gained experience as the Head Goaltending Instructor for the Okanagan Hockey School and the University Of Alberta Golden Bears Goalie School.  This is Dave’s fifth year with the STM Hockey Academy.

Jamie McCaigjamie.jpg

Above the Crease Goaltending

Jamie grew up playing AAA hockey in Prince George, B.C. before also going on to a successful junior hockey career with the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL), Regina Pats (WHL), Penticton Panthers (BCHL) and the Merritt Centennials (BCHL). After concluding his junior career, Jamie went on to play for Brandon University Bobcats (CIS) and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (CIS). Jamie has been instructing goaltenders for the past 10 years where he worked for the Goaltender Development Institute, OHS Hockey Schools and the University of Lethbridge Hockey School. This is Jamie’s third year with the STM Hockey Academy.

MicrosoftTeams-image (12).pngNicolas Allen


Nicolas is a certified Medical Exercise Specialist, a graduate of the Bachelor of Physical Education program at the University of Alberta and is completing a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  He is the Rehabilitation program coordinator at YEG HIP and oversees the rehab and fitness-related programming, including our Video Biomechanics Analysis program.  Nicolas was a five time member of the Canadian National Fencing Team.

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