Team Staffs announced for 2023 Alberta Cup

RED DEER – 36 volunteers have been selected to lead the six teams competing at the 2023 Alberta Cup.

The staffing complement for each team includes a director of operations, coach mentor, head coach, two assistant coaches, and trainer. The Alberta Cup is a core Hockey Alberta Elite Development program that provides athletes, staff and on-ice officials an opportunity to grow for the next step in their hockey journey.

Red Deer will host the Alberta Cup at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre April 26-30. The province is divided into North and South regions, with three teams selected from each region. Male athletes born in 2008, playing in a Hockey Canada sanctioned program, are eligible to try out.

The Alberta Cup process will begin in March, with players trying out at their respective regional camps. Regional camps will take place March 31 – April 2 in Calgary, Red Deer, and Spruce Grove. Details regarding the regional camps will be released in the new year.

Alberta Green

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Keith Hurd Calgary
Mentor Mike Bara Calgary
Head Coach Garry Kimmen Lethbridge
Assistant Coach Matthew Hunter Calgary
Assistant Coach Lars Petterson Calgary
Trainer Curtis Hawkins Calgary

Alberta Red

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Jeremy Congo Calgary
Mentor Tom Pointer Calgary
Head Coach Jon Petrash Calgary
Assistant Coach Alec Miller Cochrane
Assistant Coach Wooje Sung Calgary
Trainer Laura Redgate Calgary

Alberta Black

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Darrell Dingwall Edmonton
Mentor Rod Ohlhauser Edmonton
Head Coach Steve Ewaskiw Edmonton
Assistant Coach Kyle Chipchura Parkland County
Assistant Coach Colm McCabe Calgary
Trainer Stephen Deines Edmonton

Alberta Blue

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Kim Buchan Bay Tree
Mentor Gary Snydmiller Edmonton
Head Coach Kyle Finch Calgary
Assistant Coach Kelly Chesla Calgary
Assistant Coach Randy Kerr Calgary
Trainer Kevin McLarty Olds

Alberta Gold

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Mike Cherniwchan St. Albert
Mentor Dan Wiebe Grande Prairie
Head Coach Duncan Milroy Edmonton
Assistant Coach Zenith Komarniski Vegreville
Assistant Coach Brett Kramers Edmonton
Trainer Johanna Mykyte Edmonton

Alberta Grey

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Maureen Medori Spruce Grove
Mentor Rob Dawson St. Albert
Head Coach Colin Ceulemans Beaumont
Assistant Coach Connor Cadaret Bonnyville
Assistant Coach Brad Matsuba Edmonton
Trainer Brooke Sampert Edmonton

Hockey Alberta Staff

Position Name Hometown
Manager, Team Alberta Mike Kraichy Red Deer
Coach Mentor Barry Medori Spruce Grove
Mentor Trainer, Hockey Alberta Dave Campbell Grande Prairie
Mentor Therapist, Alberta Cup Paige Shannon Calgary
Tournament Director Hudson Kelly Red Deer