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Hockey Operations

Head Coach / General Manager: Andrew Milne

Milne has been with the Canmore Eagles since the end of the 2007-2008 season as Head Coach/General Manager. Milne, a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Sports Management Degree, is no stranger to the Alberta Junior Hockey League. As a player, Milne won a league championship with the St. Albert Saints in the 1995-1996 season. He was also an Assistant Coach for the St. Albert/Spruce Grove Saints for three seasons. A graduate of the St. Albert Minor Hockey Program, Milne played the better part of three seasons in the Western Hockey League for the Spokane Chiefs, Medicine Hat Tigers and Swift Current Broncos. After one season of Professional Hockey, Milne got involved in full time coaching with the Swift Current Broncos and the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL.

 

Milne, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with a modern-day perspective, has been pleased with the direction his staff has pointed the hockey program, and looks forward to achieving more of the goals which have been set for the organization. Andrew, along with his wife Erin and sons Easton and Sawyer and daughter Ellery have made the Bow Valley their home, and feel extremely lucky to be part of such a world class location and a spectacular community.

"I would like to thank the Community, Volunteers, Fans, and Board of Directors for their continued support. The combined efforts of all of these people are the sole reason for our success to date. Thank you to you all."

To contact Andrew Milne - andrewmilne@canmoreeagles.com

Assistant Coach: Bryan Arneson 

Arneson is a native of Sherwood Park, who played for the Eagles from 2012-2014 rejoins the organization after concluding his playing career that included stops with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders ECHL affiliates (Wheeling Nailers & Worcester Railers) as well as the SPHL while completing 5 years at MacEwan University as a student athlete with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Arneson brings a winning mindset being a part of two of the three consecutive championships won at MacEwan University that accompany his 21 years of playing experiences and continuous interest in learning from hockey minds at the highest level in which he will try to pass on to players at the junior level as they navigate their own hockey career paths.

“Canmore became like a home away from home to me after playing in the Bow Valley and I’ve continued to grow those relationships from 7 years ago when I concluded my junior career. I’m excited to be back in a place that gave me so much and cannot wait to try and win a championship for this team and community.”

To contact Bryan – bryan@canmoreeagles.com

Director of Skill Development/Assistant Coach: Kyle McLaughlin 

McLaughlin was hired prior to the 2020 season. McLaughlin, a former NCAA Division 1 player and captain for St. Cloud State University (1995-99) and Academic All-American (1999) who grew up playing minor hockey in Nepean, Ontario, and played for his hometown Nepean Raiders Jr A team. McLaughlin showed a passion for coaching early and started coaching at the age of 15. Over the past 10 years he has focused on coaching local minor hockey programs in the Canmore Minor Hockey Association and Bow Valley Timberwolves U-13 AA team, having won both league and provincial championships. He has also coached at the AAA provincial level during the spring seasons. In 2018 his coaching was recognized by Hockey Alberta in being named Hockey Alberta?s ?Coach of the Year?.

In 2014, McLaughlin founded hockey skills and development company "Underground Hockey" and continues to run camps and private sessions for players of all ages- from minor hockey to junior to NCAA to pro. �Through his work in Underground Hockey, he was named a True Hockey Coach Ambassador in 2018 and has had the opportunity to work alongside many of the NHL's top skills coaches.�

McLaughlin has lived in Canmore since 2007 with his wife Carrie and 2 sons. When he?s not on the ice, he works an Emergency Medicine Physician in the Canmore Hospital and is on the medical staff for the Calgary Flames.?

To contact Kyle McLaughlin: kyle@canmoreeagles.com 

Athlete Wellbeing & Performance: Steve Sellers

For over 30 years Steve has provided emotional and spiritual support for high level athletes. He has experience working with USA University athletes, Olympic and National team athletes and many others. Steve has competed at the highest level in two different skiing disciplines for two different nations (USA & Canada in xc skiing and ski mountaineering racing). He?s coached at two Olympics, various world championships and also provided athlete chaplaincy services at Olympics, World Cups and World championships. Steve is a skilled mentor, speaker and has tremendous insights into high level training and competition.�

Goaltending Consultant: Justin Cardinal

Cardinal has 9 years of experience in the Western Hockey League as a Goaltending Consultant. Cardinal worked with the Kootenay Ice for six seasons, followed by three seasons with the Prince George Cougars. He was part of the coaching staff of 2011 WHL Champions with the Kootenay Ice and represented the WHL in the Memorial Cup. Justin is the owner of the Alberta based, Evolution Goaltending Consultants and regularly works with goaltenders from all levels including the NHL, AHL, and Europe. Justin lives in Canmore with his wife Terri and their son Finn and will be entering his 4th year with the Eagles.


Medical / Training Staff

Athletic Therapist & Strength / Conditioning: Rebecca Kuresh

Team Doctor: Dr. Michael Quinlan - Canmore Associate Medical

Team Dentist: Dr. Jon Bagley - Canmore Downtown Dental

Rehab / Sports Medicine: Barb Clemes - Rocky Mountian Rehab


Scouting Staff

Director of Scouting: Darryl Robinson

Darryl has been involved in hockey for over 30 years holding various rolls.  Prior to joining the Eagles in the 2020 season, Robinson was a member of the Grande Prairie Storm organization, and most notably held the Director of Scouting position with the former Calgary Mustangs.

To contact Darryl,  ddrobin1962@gmail.com or call 403.519.2541

Area Scout: Rich Shellian

Area Scout: Mike McGinnis

Area Scout: John Stehr

Area Scout: Steve Bruno

Area Scout: Kurtis Jones

Area Scout: Dale Vossen

Area Scout: Mike Glawson

Area Scout: Jason Bartram

Area Scout Gavin Brandl    


Team Executive / Management

Team President: Darryl Lockwood

Darryl Lockwood is now entering his 13th year as the President of the Canmore Eagles Junior Hockey Club.�Darryl was raised in Canmore and currently co-owns the Lockwood Autobody shop with his brother Terry. The Lockwood Autobody shop has been a family run business operating in Canmore for more than 34 years.

A longtime hockey fan and current oldtimer player himself, Darryl (and Terry)� helped to support the group that helped bring a Junior A hockey team to Canmore back in 1995. "It's just a passion for me," admits Lockwood, who puts in tireless volunteer hours to help fund-raise and promote the team within Canmore. ". I obviously enjoy watching Junior A hockey and when our players succeed and get offered a scholarship at a university or college level, I am tremendously proud of our organization and happy for the individual."

Prior to becoming Club President, Darryl served on the team's volunteer Board of Directors and for many years.�On Eagle game nights, you can usually find Darryl volunteering at the bar upstairs at the Eagle's Nest Lounge, selling game tickets, or just about anything us that needs to be attended to.

Darryl and his wife Vicki along with their two daughters, April and Joanne have also billeted several Canmore Eagle players for many years and a couple of their billets have moved on to make Canmore their permanent full-time residence - something that the Lockwoods are very proud of.

Sponsorship Sales and Ticketing Executive-

Lori Mayson-- marketing@canmoreeagles.com or 403 688 7070 

Eagles AJHL Governor:Reid Costley �


Tutor / Education Coordinator: Deb Sellers

Billeting Coordinators: Barb Costley�

Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Aitken

Public Dress Announcers: Rob Murray & Marcus Verhappen - 106.9 Mountain FM

HockeyTV Play-By-Play & Colour Commentary: Russ Ullyot & Paul Bradley

Game Statistician: Luc Turcotte

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