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Ian GallagherIMG_1877.JPG

  • Ian has been the Director of the Delta Hockey Academy since its inception in 2004
  • Designed and implemented the South Delta Secondary Hockey Academy Skills program and has added 6 competitive teams all playing in the CSSHL
  • Current Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Delta Wild Academy
  • Vancouver Giants (WHL) Strength and Conditioning Coach 2004 – 2016
  • Bachelor of Education University of Alberta, taught for 15 years in the Edmonton School District
  • Ian has spent the last 25+ years as a Personal Trainer for numerous amateur and professional players

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Scott Mayimg_1880
Director of Hockey Operations / U18 Coach

  • U18 Head Coach of Delta Hockey Academy (2013)
  • Director of Business Operations
  • On ice Skills instructor in the SDSS Skills Academy
  • Concluded 8 yrs of Professional Hockey in (2012) playing for such teams as NHL minor league affiliates Milwaukee (Nashville), Iowa (Dallas), Manitoba (Vancouver) and Binghamton (Ottawa)
  • Finished his career in Europe playing in both Germany and Italy
  • Graduated from The Ohio State University on a full scholarship with a degree in Business Operations Management
  • Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in his sophomore year at OSU
  • Played Jr. Hockey for the Surrey Eagles (BCHL)

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Shawn McBride
Coach Midget Varsityimg_1878

  • Head coach Delta Hockey Academy midget varsity
  • Assistant coach with DHA Bantam prep last season
  • Spent the past 5 seasons coaching Bantam A1 and Midget A1 where he took his team to the provincial finals
  • Current Head coach in the BC Lightning spring program
  • On and off ice instructor with Impact Hockey for the past 10 years
  • Has worked with current NHL players such as Brendan Dillon, Ryan Johansen and Shea Theodore as well as countless seminar pro, major junior, junior A and junior B players

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IMG_1883.JPGSpencer Bennett
Assistant Midget Varsity Coach
Bantam Varsity White

  • Assistant Coach of U18 Prep (2015) Delta Hockey Academy
  • SDSS Skills Academy on ice instructor
  • Played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for Abbotsford Heat and Portland Pirates
  • Played professional hockey with NHL minor league teams including Bakersfield Condors, Alaska Aces, Orlando Solar Bears and Gwinnett Gladiators
  • Was drafted in the 5th round (141st overall) by the Calgary Flames in the 2009 NHL draft
  • Played in WHL with Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Giants
  • Played Jr. Hockey in BCHL with Burnaby Express and Surrey Eagles

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Shane KussIMG_1872.JPG
Player Recruitment
Bantam Prep Coach

  • E15 Coach for the Delta Hockey Academy (2012-2016)
  • On ice Skills instructor for SDSS Skills Academy
  • Head Coach Surrey Eagles (BCHL 2007-2010; BCHL All-Star Coach ’09 & ’10)
  • Head Coach Delta Ice Hawks (PIJHL 2000-2007; Coach of the Year PIJHL ’02 & ’03)
  • PIJHL League, Playoff, Provincial Champions 2005/2006
  • Coached players Brent Seabrook (Chicago Blackhawks) Milan Lucic (Boston Bruins) Troy Brouwer (Chicago • Blackhawks) Brandon McMillan (Anaheim Ducks) Brad Thiessen (Pittsburg Penguins) Keith Seabrook (Florida Panthers)
  • All-Time Leading Scorer BCHL (418 Points) – 1993-1997; All-Time Leading Assists BCHL (282 Assists) – 1993-1997
  • President/Owner SK HOCKEY and BC Blackhawks Spring Program

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Yaroslav (Yogi) SvejkovskyIMG_1967.JPG
Elite 15 Coach

  • Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Coach (2014-2016)
  • Won CSSHL League Championship (2014)
  • Won 4 major tournaments (Chilliwack, KIBIHT, NWCAA, John Reid/St. Albert)
  • Current WHL assistant coach with the Vancouver Giants (2011)
  • Skill development specialist working with beginning hockey players to NHL players
  • Four seasons in the NHL (Capitals, Lightning)
  • NHL first round draft pick, 17th overall (1996)
  • Former Czech National Junior Team Player under 17, 18, and 20
  • Owner/Operator of BC Bears Spring Hockey Program

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Tim PrestoDHA Tim Bordern
Bantam Varsity Green Coach

  • Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Varsity Head Coach (2014-2016)
  • Won CSSHL League Championship / Playoff Championship (2014)
  • Specializes in teaching and developing young players as well as the NHL level since 2002
  • Drafted to Buffalo Sabers (1999)
  • 5 yr career with Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
  • Head On ice instructor at Impact Hockey Development (IHD)
  • Owner/Operator of Lightning Spring Hockey Program


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Brent ThurstonIMG_2029.JPG
Bantam Varsity Green Assistant Coach

  • Has been playing and coaching for over 30 years
  • Active in the N. Delta Hockey community as both a coach and on ice skills instructor
  • Delta Hockey Academy Varsity Assistant Coach
  • Burnsview and SDSS Hockey Skills Coach
  • Career highlights include; winning the Memorial Cup with the Spokane Chiefs, was selected for the First All Star Team and later drafted by the Vancouver Canucks
  • Played hockey in Sweden and was the first player to play for both the Canadian National Team for Ice Hockey and Inline Hockey, where he won two gold and two silver medals.
  • Helped design the National Standards Skills Testing program with Hockey Canada and has traveled throughout Canada to assist Hockey Canada and other organizations with On-Ice Hockey skill evaluations and skill development

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Matt ErhartIMG_1884.JPG
Bantam Varsity White Coach

  • Extensive coaching resume of all levels of minor hockey to WHL
  • Full time Head Coach of Bantam Varsity 02 team as well as assistant to the Midget E15 and U18 teams
  • Head Coach and Assistant Coach with the Vancouver Giants for past 3 years
  • Head Coach of the BCHL Junior A Surrey Eagles for 3 seasons
  • Coached Surrey Eagles to National Championship RBC Cup in 2012-2013
  • Voted Coach of the Year 2012-2013
  • Guided Surrey Eagles to a Western Canada Cup Championship
  • Earned a NCAA Division 1 Scholarship to Quinnipiac University
  • Remains one of the highest scoring defensemen in QU history

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Rob FuchsDHA Rob Border
Goalie Coach

  • Goalie Coach for Delta Hockey Academy (2013-2016)
  • Played Four years NCAA (Marian College/Hamline University) 2nd Team All-Conference as a Freshman
  • Graduated from Hamline University with BA in Business Management
  • Goalie Coach of the BCHL Junior A Surrey Eagles (2010-2014), Western Canadian Champs and RBC Semi-Finalists (2012-2013 Season)
  • Goalie Coach SFU (2008 – 2011)
  • Co – Owner/Operator of Pro-Formance Goalie Schools Inc.

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Owen PighinIMG_1882.JPG
Female Varsity Coach

  • Coaching Male and Female Players Since 1983
  • 16 Championships
  • Top Coach Award Coca Cola Classic Vernon 2012
  • Head Coach ESSO Nationals Team BC Female 2004
  • Selected to Coach All Star Team for South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League 2004
  • Coach of the Year NSWC 2001 and 2002
  • Quebec International Tournament 2001 and 2002 – NSWC
  • Head skills Instructor Female Hockey NSWC
  • Vice President Female Hockey NSWC
  • Coached 9 NHL Players (Drafted, Played, or Playing)
  • Coached over 30 WHL Players (Drafted, Listed, Played, or Playing)
  • Coached over 50 JrA/JrB Players (Played or Playing)
  • Coached over 40 NCAA Players (Played or Playing)
  • Coached over 15 CIS players (Played or Playing) Over 15 Players
  • Head Instructor/Operator West Coast All Stars Skills Training
  • Links for more information

Bio  Female Players Coached  Male Players Coached

 DHA divider 5Dominique Di Roccoimage-coming-soon
Female Varsity Coach

  • Assistant Coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Hockey Program – Canada West (CWUAA) CIS 2015-Present
  • Head Coach BCFMML 2013-2015
  • Assistant Coach U18 Team BC 2015 National Championships
  • Associate Coach U18 Team BC 2015 Canada Winter Games
  • Played for UBC Thunderbirds (CIS) 2008-2011 & Red Deer College Queens (ACAC) 2006-2008
  • Owner of Rock Hockey Training
  • Certified High Performance 1 (HP1) Coach
  • NCCP 3
  • Bachelor of Science from UBC Faculty of Forestry

DHA divider 5Tamara JobkeIMG_2025.JPG
Teacher Coordinator

  • Strength and Conditioning Instructor with Hockey Skills Academy; 9 years
  • Teacher Liaison for Hockey Skills for 9 years
  • Personal Trainer for Superfit 12 for 16 years
  • Designed and Implemented Superfit 12, Health Psychology 11 in Delta School District
  • PE and Psychology Teacher/Coach in Delta School District for 27 years
  • Graduated UBC, B.PE, Fitness Management; B.Ed

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  1. Hello,
    My son is currently playing for VMHA PeeWee A1 but very interested in trying out for your Bantam Prep/Varsity teams in April. Is it possible to schedule a program visit and meet some coaches to learn more?


    1. Hello, ice and training times for the evaluation and selection process will be posted on the Delta Hockey Academy Website shortly. The dates will be April 1 -3. Keep checking back on the Delta Wild Hockey Academy website for the selection times at Planet Ice.


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