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 two Bachelor degrees in 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.
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 has been a head coach with South Side Athletic Club Bantam AAA for the past 4 seasons, and is currently the head coach of the SSAC’s Midget AAA team. Dan is currently serving as the Director of On-Ice Development and Skating Treadmill Coach at Hockey Impact Training in Edmonton. 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).
Chad graduated in 2006 with a B.Ed from the University of Alberta, and will be continuing his education beginning in January 2011 when he’ll start his M.Ed through the University of Portland’s satellite campus in Edmonton. Chad has 13 years of experience coaching goaltenders. He worked for GDI (The Goaltender Development Institute) for seven years, including two years as Assistant Camp Manager. After his work with GDI Chad coached with the Leduc Bantam “AAA” Oil Kings, and Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds Bantam “A” hockey clubs prior to beginning his teaching career in Edmonton. After a minor hockey career in Kamloops, Chad played Junior “A” in the BCHL for the Vernon Vipers and South Surrey Eagles.
James has been working with the St. Thomas More Hockey Academy for 6 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.
Prior to his coaching duties with the Edmonton Oilers and their American Hockey League farm team Springfield Falcons, Mr. Daum was the head coach of the Minnesota Wild’s AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros from 2005-06 to 2006-07. He led the Aeros to a second place finish in the AHL’s West Division in 2005-06 with a 50-24-6 mark and advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the AHL Calder Cup finalist Milwaukee Admirals. As a coach with the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears from 1995/96 – 2005/2006 Daum compiled one of the best records in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) history with an overall record of 345-79-32 (.792) and a Canada West Hockey conference record of 218-37-25. A two-time CIS coach of the year and five time Canada West Hockey coach of the year, Daum also led the Bears to three national championships in six years and six conference titles. Rob has spent the past 5 years with the Linz Blackhawks of the Austrian Elite League.
Stephen is currently in his second year as an instructor with STM. Stephen is an alumni with the program, and was a member of its first year it ran in 2005-2006. Since then Stephen has gone on to graduated from St. FX and now plays for the Grant MacEwan Griffins mens Hockey Team. He is currently in his second year.
Sam is currently in his third year as an instructor with STM. Sam is also an Alumni of STM having graduated from the program in 2011. Sam is currently attending the U of A and work as a development coach for 200 Hockey Development.
Phil is currently in his second year as an instructor with STM. Phil is currently a student athlete at Concordia University in Edmonton. He is currently enrolled in education.
Adam is currently in his second year as an instructor with STM. Adam is currently a student athlete at Concordia University in Edmonton and is the Captain of the Men’s Hockey Team. He is currently enrolled in education.
Adam is currently in his first year as an instructor with STM. Adam is currently a student athlete at Concordia University in Edmonton and is in his first year with the Men’s Hockey Team. He is currently enrolled in education.
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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.
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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.
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 River Valley Health 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.