Coaching Staff

Marcie Munro

Marcie has a niche’ for helping make her student’s skating experience fun and memorable. She believes in coaching the skills and fundamentals of skating, which are so critical in today’s _’skating world’_. Marcie has worked with learn to skate, hockey, and ringette organizations in the lower mainland and believes in the importance for players to recognize the art of edges; thus coaching proper skating techniques to increase the players efficiency and effectiveness benefitting from the Edge, Power & Stride, as a result.

Marcie grew up in 100 Mile House and started skating at the age of 6. At 18 years of age, she retired her amateur status to turn Pro.  Marcie was working on her 4th figure Test, Junior Silver Free Skate, and Senior Silver Dances. She served as club professional for the 100 Mile and District Figure Skating Club, where she taught over 250 skaters. She also skated with the White Rockettes Synchronized Skating Team representing the team at the Canadian Precision Skating Competition in Kitchener, Waterloo -where they placed 2nd.

Courtenay Falk

Courtenay has been figure skating her entire life. Falling in love with the sport at age 7, she went on to compete both provincially and nationally in competitive singles skating and synchronized skating. She also completed a Gold Level standing in all 5 Skate Canada disciplines.

Currently she holds a Professional Figure Skating Coach status with Skate Canada and a valid first aid certificate. Courtenay specializes in proper skating technique and foundations, emphasizing on advanced edge, power and stride. She is very experienced with skaters brand new to skating or hockey and has worked with players up to a Junior A level. Courtenay grew up in Cloverdale & moved to Langley in 2003. She has been skating for 32 years & professionally coaching for 17 of those years. When Courtenay is not busy at the rink she enjoys spending her time with her husband and three children.

Ryan Carignan

Coach Ryan is the lead instructor and founder of Ryan Carignan Hockey Development. Ryan was also a head coach for Elite Skating for over 4 years and has done private training for BCHL and WHL players. He wrapped up his playing career at Concordia University where he received numerous awards for both the team and the league. While playing for the Thunder, he earned degrees in both Psychology and Teaching. Ryan is now a Grade 5 teacher for the Surrey School District. Ryan is available for Private Training and also leads classes and camps for us throughout the year.

Shawn Boone

Shawn’s strengths include teaching Skating, Shooting, and Skills for all ages, beginners to adults. He is one of our most popular and in demand coaches for Private Training. He is currently available to take on a few more clients for private training.

Kelsey Firkus

Kelsey played NCAA hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Superior and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Prior to her university years, she played for Team BC and was a Silver Medalist in the BC Winter Games. Kelsey has been coaching for over 14 years, working with a wide variety of ages from tots all the way up to adults. She has experience with skaters, ringette players, and hockey players.

Aimie Wallace

Aimie Wallace

Aimie played Sr AAA Women’s Hockey in BC played for over 15 years, representing BC in national tournaments and ranking top 5 in Canadian Women’s World Hockey. She continues her love of the game not only instructing, but also playing recreationally in a 45+ league. Aimie was Junior Coach for Women’s World training camps with Canadian Coach Nancy Wilson and Tom Rennie. She has experience coaching skating programs in Delta and Surrey including Power Skating, Learn to Skate, and Adult Learn to Skate. She has also head and assistant coached junior girl’s hockey.

 

Aimie is passionate about heath and wellness. She is a former Personal Trainer/Strength Coach, Functional Nutritionist, and Health Coach. She holds many certifications in these areas. We are excited to welcome her to NHTC team!

Bob Stecher

From a family spanning 4 generations of Hockey Players, Coach Bob is a True Hockey Guy. His Passion and Knowledge for the game comes through in every Development Session. Currently in his 7th year of coaching, Bob is constantly assessing his own coaching style and philosophy. Bob’s coaching style can best be described as Solid Old School work ethic with new age techniques. To date, Bob has directly contributed to the development of; three (3) NHL Draft Picks, four (4) NCAA Scholarships and ten (10) WHL Players.
Bob is an experienced minor and spring hockey coach, who will push the players to their maximum effort. The goal for each player is improvement in a hard working and fun environment.

NHTC Head Instructor

Robin Trainor

Robin played his minor hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association then played in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League for two seasons with Trinity Western University. During hockey season he coaches with the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association as a skills coach with their development program and an assistant coach. Robin is also a respected stickhandling coach with the Turcotte Hockey School.

Mark Soares

Mark is the owner and lead instructor of Maxx Force Professional Hockey Development. Injuries forced him into an early retirement from professional hockey, but his passion and love for the game continues. Hockey has led him down this path to help give back to young hockey athletes looking to achieve their goals through hockey, whether that be making the next rep minor hockey team to Junior A, University or further more to play professional hockey in the NHL or in Europe. Known for his explosive speed and quick release shot, Mark takes pride in teaching and mentoring younger generations of players. Passing down the techniques that were taught to him is important as he comes full circle and is able to give back the gifts that were given to him.

Iris Singh

Iris played goalie for Surrey Minor Hockey as a youth and all the way through Midget AAA. This past season he played with multiple teams, including the Kirkland Lake Goldminers and the Virden Oil Capitals, finishing off the season with OCN Storm. Iris has coached for Lynden Sammartino, the goalie coach for the Victoria Royals. He has also been working with Lynden as a player for multiple years, learning valuable tools that will aid him in coaching as well.

Cindy Mardyn

Cindy is a NCCP level 2 trained coach, with twenty three years of coaching experience. She is currently registered with skate Canada, holds a valid first aid certificate. She has taught all levels and disciplines of skating, from pre-school through to starskate and competitive skate, both with children and adults. She has also had the pleasure of working with children with physical disabilities. Her passion with synchro started in 1997 where, as a skater, she travelled to her first National Synchro Championships in Hamilton.

Randy Ponte

Randy grew up right here in Langley and played minor hockey with LMHA. He was drafted and played 5 years with the Brandon Wheat Kings where he was Assistant Captain for 3 years. He received many awards including Most Inspirational Player, Most Community Minded, and he still holds the record for most Penalty Minutes in Wheat Kings History. Randy participated in NHL camps with the Nashville Predators and the Calgary Flames. He rounded out his career playing with the Austin Ice Bats in the CHL, the University of Manitoba Bisons, and the Chiefs de Laval in the Quebec League.

Jeff McCaughan

Jeff is the owner and lead performance coach for Explosive Hockey Development. He believes in value creation and the ability to produce a positive development experience for each player during each program. Jeff is a certified skating coach and has been formally trained on stride analysis (biomechanics) and Power Edge Pro Hockey  systems. Jeff is also co-owner of Explosive Female Hockey Development based in Langley.

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Brody Gagno

Brody was drafted by the Prince George Cougars in the 2017 WHL draft. He chose to instead play in the BCHL for the Chilliwack Chiefs where he has spent the last 3 years. During Brody’s tenure, he earned a scholarship to Quinnipiac University where he will be headed for the 2022 season. He has worked the past 4 Summers teaching younger kids the basics of skating and puck skills. Brody particularly loves teaching younger D-men the skills it takes to play at higher levels.