COACHING STAFF

 

RYAN

Ryan is one of our alumni coaches, a face some of you may recognize more from previous years.  Ryan's hands on coaching time has been limited over the past few seasons due to other commitments, but he still makes it out to some classes whenever his schedule permits. 

Ryan started playing hockey at age 7 and has been playing ever since.  He is a former student of Edges, began teaching power skating at the age of 15 and has been coaching for the last 21 years (yes that makes him old).  He has also coached minor hockey for the Northwest Zone midget program.

Away from the rink Ryan and his wife Wanda are kept busy with their three children, Shelby 7, Mason 6 and Payton 4.  Ryan is enjoying his career as a firefighter with the City of Edmonton, and we at Edges are enjoying it too as it makes him more available to come out to teach!! 

Ryan has been a recipient of the "Iron Man Award" for playing the entire 24 hours every year so far and hopes to make this year number seven!

BRAD

Brad is one of our most senior coaches, still makes time to coach in spite of a busy schedule, and has been an Iron Man Player every single year.  He started skating when he was three, playing hockey at 5, and has been involved ever since.

As a lifetime student of Edges himself, he started coaching at age 14 and has been around for some 19 years.  He has also coached minor hockey at various levels.

Away from the rink, Brad is a computer geek.  He is married to Andrea, has a 2 yr old daughter Claire, and also enjoys golfing and going to the lake.

GRANT

Grant is one of the senior coaches and is in charge of the goalie and skill development programs with Edges.  He has been playing hockey since the age of 5. Grant took a different direction with his hockey career and, at a young age, strapped on the pads to tend goal. He played club hockey with the Maple Leaf Athletic Club and junior hockey with his brother, Brad, for the Edmonton Firebirds.

Grant’s coaching career started with Learn to Skate groups at the age of 13, and he has been at it ever since. He spent 5 years coaching the St. Albert Slash Female Midget AAA, and he has extensive involvement with hockey development including Hockey Alberta’s Future Leader Program, U16, and the Alberta Winter Games.  He is currently coaching the Bantam AAA Female Team in Sherwood Park.

Grant has degrees in both Physical Education and Education from the U of A. He is currently teaching at Clover Bar Junior High School both in the classroom and with the hockey program.  He and Erin have also recently bought a house in Sherwood Park but we bring him into the City as often as possible!!

RANDY

Randy has stepped up at various times throughout the years to help with Edges camps.  He is doing so again by strapping on the pads and playing in goal for this 24-hour game.  He is the ultimate “Iron Man” when it comes to these 24-hour games.

He started playing hockey at a very young age, and still plays, especially at his own rink out in the country where family and friends flock for some good old fashioned pond hockey.  He has also coached minor hockey for a variety of age groups throughout the years.

Away from the rink, Randy works for Atco gas, is a journeyman electrician, has a wife Brenda and son Jon.

TYSON

Tyson, a familiar face this past season, started playing hockey when he was 13, and then at 15 started playing competitively.  He played low levels of hockey until he took power skating with Edges, and then after that became a top tier player.   He still plays men’s league, and enjoys hitting up the outdoor rink a few times a month.

Tyson received his Journeyman Ironworking certificate in November of 2010.

He is married and has three sons, Asher (6) who is now an Edges student, Tucker (4), Victor (2) and Seth (1).

KEN

Ken is one of the more “senior” coaches with Edges.  His involvement is generally in an advisory role as well as coach mentorship.  He does occasionally get out with the younger age groups which keep him hopping!!

He has played hockey up to the Junior B level, playing in the first year the league started in the 1970’s.

Ken has extensive past experience coaching and managing hockey teams from the pre-novice to bantam levels.  He has two sons, Brad and Grant, also instructors with Edges.  Throw in wife Judy who helps with events like the 24-hour game, and we aren’t kidding when we talk about the Edges family!! Ken and Judy are in charge of the Silent Auction of our event and you’ll see their efficiency there!

RICK

Rick is one of the alumni coaches who has been around for a long time and one of our past “Iron Man” players.  Unfortunately a ruptured achilles tendon injury has sidelined him a bit from playing the entire 24 hours,

Rick started playing hockey when he was 5 and has been playing ever since, currently playing on two different men’s teams.  Over the years, he has coached minor hockey at a variety of age groups.

Away from the rink, Rick is an engineering technologist.  He enjoys spending time with his two children, Teryn (21) and Nicholas (19).

BROCK

Brock is a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter who is self employed framing and building custom homes. In spite of being very busy with business and two children, Brock makes time in his schedule for at least one day a week of power skating. He has been coaching power skating for many years and really enjoys seeing the kids improve through the years.

Brock has been playing hockey since he was 5 and still enjoys playing. He has coached minor hockey at the initiation thru Midget AAA levels. Some of his greatest coaching experience has taken place with hockey Alberta winning the ATB Alberta Challenge in 2013 with the North Red Wings. Following the Challenge he was an assistant coach for Zone 5 in the Alberta Winter Games Female Hockey bringing home Silver.  Brock has his Coach Level Certificate & Development One as well his Softball Coach Level Certification

JOEY

Joey started playing hockey at the initiation level and took his first power skating lessons with Tammy during his first year of novice. After playing bantam, Joey made a major change and started officiating hockey.  He currently officiates regularly at the Junior, Senior, and College levels.

Joey's coaching career started with helping out in the Learn to Skate classes at age 15 and has continued since then, now instructing all levels and classes. Due to his day job as a mechanical engineer and refereeing, Joey is not able to be around the classes as much as he would like.

Joey, a past iron man, will try his best to make it the full 24-hours again this year!

BRYCE

Bryce has always been one of the favourite young  instructors but in recent years, work has taken him out of town making his coaching time limited.  These past couple years kept him closer to home, and we all benefited from his being around for more power skating classes!!

Bryce has been playing hockey for over 17 years and is currently playing men’s hockey.  In his spare time, he enjoys going to the cabin for wakeboarding and has his journeyman iron worker ticket.

BOB

Bob is entering in to his fifth 24 hour game and has been an Iron Man in the past and is confident that he can achieve that again.  He's also confident that this is the year he'll finally score on Randy "The Iron Curtain" Glowinski.

 

Bob is a teacher at Louis St. Laurent school in south Edmonton and has been coaching with Edges for several years now. His hockey background stems from his hometown of Castor, Alberta, where he was a member of the Castor Raiders. Thankfully, he was never cut.

DOUG

Doug is a Superskate board member who also helps out on the ice with the classes. He enjoys giving back to a sport that has given him many fond memories over the years.

Born and raised in Montreal, Doug starting playing hockey at age 5. He played all the years through to college, where he played at AAA Collegiate Division at Dawson College. He moved to Edmonton in 1991, and has been involved with Edges for over 10 years now.

Away from the rink, he is a commercial lines insurance broker and his favourite pastimes are golfing and skiing.

 

MICHAEL

Michael began playing hockey at the age of 4 in the Hawks initiation program and remained with the Hawks organization through bantam. Throughout midget, Michael played for both the Northwest Zone and the Canadian Athletic Club.  In his first year of junior, he played 18 games with the Chase Heat in the KIJHL (Junior B in BC) and 20 games with the English River Miners in the SIJHL (Junior A in Ontario). He attributes his success in his junior career to the power skating instruction he received over the many years with Edges.

Michael started taking lessons from Edges in his second year of novice and then became an Edges coach at the age of 15.  Michael is around more now that he has returned from playing junior hockey, and we are all happy to have him back!.

RORY

Rory has become one of our full-time coaches this year and a very familiar face to all of our skaters.  This will be his third year playing on the coaches team, and hopefully his third year earning iron man status.

Rory has been skating with Edges for most of his playing career, and started coaching at age 15.  He played for the Hawks Athletic Club, Canadian Athletic Club, Northwest Zone and Junior for the Edmonton Mavericks.  He is now retired from competitive hockey and is focusing on coaching and school.

KYLE

Kyle has been coaching with Edges for the past 6 years and has been able to take on more responsibilities. He started playing hockey at the age of 5 and has been instructed by Edges for many years.

Kyle no longer plays competitive hockey, but he still continues to play men's league.  He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Commerce at MacEwan University.

AMAN

Aman has stepped up to help out Edges for the last few years, the original connection made by Grant during his Hockey Alberta years.  He has an extremely positive and encouraging attitude on the ice, and has achieved Iron Man status every year that he's played.

This will be the fifth 24-hour Game for Aman, and we expect to see his smiling face on the ice for all 24-hours again!!

DEVIN

Devin has played in the 24 Charity Challenge every year since its inception in 2012.  He is a former Edges PSI coach, and although his day job currently keeps him from coaching regularly, he is proud to support the Matt Cook Foundation.

Devin has been on skates and playing hockey since the age of 4. He started out playing in Tom Thumb with the Lorelei Community League. From there, he joined the Hawks Athletic Club in Atom, and then on to the North West Zone for bantam and midget. These days, Devin enjoys playing in recreational leagues in both summer and winter.

Devin is married to his beautiful wife Krystina!

RAELENE

Raelene has been involved with our Goalie program and you will occassionally see her out on the ice with Edges goalies.

She played Midget AAA Female for the St. Albert Slash, where they won the North division title as well as hosted the Western Canadian Midget Championships in 2008. She attended post-secondary at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA where she played goal for 4 years for the Pioneers.

A 2012 graduate, Raelene is now working as a CA. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, camping, and hanging out with friends and family.

BRADY

Brady is Matt’s brother, a former Edges student and Coach, and a big supporter of our 24-hour game.  He is frequently seen at the media appearances and morning shows with Tammy.  He has achieved Iron Man status in the past, although last year he was sidelined with a shoulder injury.  This year, look for him on the ice, and around the building, as he does a bit of both.

Brady is an Edmonton Firefighter, and is married to beautiful Alyssa.

YOUNG GUNS

 
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