Coaching Staff

NHTC Coaching Staff

Here at NHTC we have only the BEST! Our wide selection of coaches, we are sure to have one that can help you become the very best!

Debbie Beaudoin

Currently Debbie is the Pro Head Coach (2013-present) with the Lower Mainland Monarchs Boys Spring Hockey Organization. She has been coaching with Mission Minor Hockey at the H4 to Peewee A2 level, for the past 3 seasons. Coach Debbie was honored with being selected to coach at the Female U16 – 2016 Development Camp in Richmond and in Salmon Arm.

Debbie’s coaching experience started in 2005 at Montreal’s Bialik High School while she was playing in the National Women’s Hockey League with the Quebec Avalanche. When she moved back home to BC in 2006, she continued to play pro hockey with the BC Breakers and was named the Head Coach for Surrey Female Midget A1 team.

During her playing career, Debbie was a part of the BC Bestever Program, BC Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, ESSO Nationals and Western Team Canada Try-outs. Her playing experiences have contributed towards her understanding of individual player development and proper progression of players throughout their playing careers.

Mike Dean

Mike grew up in a small town in northern Ontario where hockey was the cornerstone of the community during the winter months. Mike played minor hockey in his home town for several years before moving away to the west coast. He was involved in many school sports such as track and field, volleyball, basketball and the wrestling as well as other activities such as baseball and camping. Mike was also involved with army cadets where discipline and team work were a requirement.

Mike has been involved in youth programs, working with street kids and as a foster parent for 10 + years. He coached at the Atom and Peewee levels, both house and rep, with Mission Minor Hockey as well as holding position of Peewee division manager. Currently Mike plays both men’s and co-ed recreational ice hockey on several teams and enjoys teaching and instructing both youth and adult hockey and skating skills with Beaudies House of Hockey.

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

Amanda Schmitt

Amanda has played many different sports at high levels, including soccer, fastball, gymnastics and hockey. Hockey became her number one sport at the age of 13. She played for rep teams all through minor hockey. She participated in U16 BC Cup at 14 and 15. After minor hockey she continued to play in the SCFHL Woman’s A league.

Amanda is now a certified personal training, with additional certification in human kinetics. She currently works with injury rehabilitation, injury prevention and functional movement patterns, as well as strength and conditioning.

Amanda knew she wanted to teach the game she grew up loving, to others. She started off teaching skating lessons 7 years ago in a learn to skate program; her favourite program was the boots to blades. She also taught intro to hockey, and pre-school hockey. She has volunteered as a coach and evaluator within Surrey Female for many years. She now works as a goalie coach as an on and off ice trainer.

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.

Stefan Gonzales

Stefan grew up in Surrey and found a passion for hockey at an early age. When he was 12, the prestigious North Shore Winter Club recruited him to come and play out of its North Vancouver facility. When he was 17, Gonzales was a highly touted prospect and went to play Tier II Junior with the British Columbia Hockey League’s Burnaby Express. Gonzales played three full seasons in the BCHL with Burnaby, Quesnel, Chilliwack and Victoria.

In his final season of junior he was traded to a team in Ontario and when Gonzales decided he didn’t want to make the trip across the country, he opted to play Junior B with the Aldergrove Kodiaks. He had a tremendous season with Aldergrove where he led all the Pacific Junior Hockey League defenceman in scoring and helped his team to the championship final.

Gonzales was recruited by former Selkirk Saints coach Jeff Dubois, who had built a powerhouse program in Castlegar that saw the team post a 21-3 regular season record and capture its first BCIHL Championship in 2013.

NHTC is happy to have Stefan on staff to help mold our young hockey prospects

Chris Santiago

As a player Chris earned top player award for the BC MML South East Flames. He played on the team that won the BCWG U16 Title. Chris went on to play Junior A with the Langley Hornets, Westside Warriors and the Surrey Eagles. He earned the best all round player award in 2006/2007 and a NCAA scholarship to Utica College, where he played hockey with earning his Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Chris has seven years of experience coaching both on and off the ice at all levels.

Chris is available for private lessons and group training at NHTC.

Jordan Liem

Jordan is currently a first year student in communications at Simon Fraser University and is playing for the University’s hockey team in the BCIHL. Jordan played minor hockey, Major Midget, Junior B, and Junior A. His Junior B career was spread between the Squamish / North Vancouver Wolfpack and the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the PJHL. His team, the Aldergrove Kodiaks won the 2013/2014 PJHL championship in and Jordan is second all time, in games played in the PJHL with 123 GP (Season and Playoffs combined). He played Junior A hockey in the SJHL for the Nipawin Hawks.

Dacry Frederick

Darcy Frederick has had a decorated playing career, including a PIJHL championship and league MVP, to becoming an established coach. Darcy’s teams have always been built on hard work, speed and team play. With 10 years coaching experience ranging from Midget AAA to H2, Darcy’s philosophy is based on strong team play with a heavy focus on fundamental skills and the importance of understanding hockey principles.

Darcy believes that your child’s all around game can improve with a combination of intensity, repetition and instant feed back from the coach. Darcy is the Head Coach of the 2004 AA NWB and coaches for LMHA during the winter.

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.

Eric Williams

Eric is a goalie from Langley who grew up playing minor hockey for the Langley Eagles. After being drafted in the WHL bantam draft by the Prince Albert Raiders, he played for the North West Giants of the BCMML. There he won the League Championship before moving on to play Junior B as a 16 year old. He played for the Maple Ridge Flames of the PIJHL and then moved on to play with the Prince Albert Raiders, playing 40 games as a rookie, winning Rookie of the Year, and Scholastic Player of the Year. Eric finished his 4 year WHL career in Spokane playing for the Chiefs and making the playoffs in all 4 seasons. After a short time in the ECHL with the Colorado Eagles, Eric played for the UBC Thunderbirds in the CIS. In his first year at UBC, Eric made the CIS All-Rookie Team and was named the CIS Rookie Goalie of the Year. Eric now works as a goalie coach in the Lower Mainland and has coaching experience over the last 4 years with MGD Goaltending. He is now also working with NHTC to develop and train goalies of all ages so they can achieve their goals of playing at a higher level.

Kyle Becker

Kyle has been playing hockey competitively for the past 20 years. He is currently a member of the UBC men’s varsity hockey team pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Prior to that he played 5 years in the WHL for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Throughout those 5 years, Kyle attended NHL Main Camps with the Florida Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks, but decided to take advantage of his schooling through the WHL. Kyle grew up playing hockey with Langley Minor and played midget hockey with the Valley West Hawks, being named a league First Team All-Star in the 2010-2011 season. He still co-holds the record for goals by a defence man in a single season with the Valley West Hawks.

Kyle in an experienced instructor including being a shooting instructor for BASE Hockey, certified by Cliff Ronning. He also has coaching experience with the Vancouver Warriors Hockey Club and Beaudies House of Hockey.

Colton Beck

Colton is a true home town hockey guy who loves the game. Only 26 years of age, he started playing hockey in Langley 21 years ago, training right here at NHTC (formerly NTR). He was one of the fortunate ones to play 4 years of Junior Hockey for his hometown team the Langley Chiefs.

In addition to hockey Colton continued on with his education, playing hockey for 4 years in Fairbanks with the University of Alaska. He, of course, started out as a rookie in year one and finishing in year four as captain of the team. All this while earning a degree in Business.

Immediately after graduating university, Colton finshed the season with the AHL’s St John’s Ice Caps. Colton has played the past two seasons as a multi-use forward for the Iowa Wild of the AHL. Colton’s offensive skill was utilized in all situations, including regular shifts, power plays, and penalty kill. Now just one step away from the NHL, Colton returns with his immense enthusiasm for hockey and wants to continue to assist young players develop their game.

Colton was introduced to mentoring in Langley with the “Reading with the Chiefs program” and other volunteer activities with the Langley Cheifs.

Colton was an active coaching helper with his then coaches Barry Wolff and Harvey Smyl, working with the YOB 1999 Juinior Chiefs program.