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As a Hockey Canada Mentor, Dave brings over 20 years of experience in coaching where he has worked with all levels of players including Pro (NHL,AHL,ECHL), College (NCAA, U Sports), Junior (WHL, BCHL, MJHL) all the way to young players learning to play the game. Dave has experience coaching teams and working with coaches to implement skills into their practice plans.  Dave has helped players go on and achieve their goals including players being selected in the WHL Bantam Draft, players making the jump to the NCAA, players being selected in the NHL Entry Draft, all the way to players winning the Stanley Cup.

For the past 15 years, Dave has specialized in working in the area of Individual Skill Development. These areas include; Power Skating, Shooting, Stick Handling, Passing, Position Specific Sessions and many more. He has built customized curriculums for programs, groups and individuals to help in their hockey development. These skills are broken down and instructed through unique teaching tactics to help players learn and improve.

Dave works to find different ways to get through to players knowing that each player is different in the way they learn and train. He has a great imagination for training and is able to come up with different ways to implement skill development into game situations. He believes that confidence is built from practice and players can continue to get better through detailed work in specific areas.

Dave played his minor hockey in the Winnipeg area before moving onto the WHL for 5 years where the Pittsburgh Penguins (3rd round 80th overall 1998) drafted him. Dave returned to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba where he obtained a degree in Kinesiology before starting his coaching career.




Devin has been a part-time coach with JHD for the past three years and has worked with Hockey Manitoba since 2015 focusing his time on their grassroots development programs.
In addition to his work with Hockey Manitoba, Devin serves as an assistant coach with the University Of Manitoba Bison Men’s Hockey Team and recently returned from Krasnoyrarsk, Russia where he was a member of the Team Canada coaching staff at the 2019 Winter Universiade (FISU-International University Sports Federation Games).

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