Team Staffs announced for 2024 Alberta Cup

RED DEER – Thirty volunteers have been selected to lead the six teams competing at the 2024 Alberta Cup.

The staffing complement for each team includes a director of operations, coach mentor, head coach, two assistant coaches and therapist. 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.

The Alberta Cup is hosted in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, April 24-28. The province is divided into North, Central and South regions, with two teams selected from each region. Male athletes born in 2009, playing in a Hockey Canada sanctioned program, are eligible to tryout.

Registration for regional camps opens January 8. Regional camps will take place March 29-31 in Calgary, Red Deer, and Spruce Grove.

Listing of team staff below, team therapists will be announced closer to the Alberta Cup.

Alberta Green (Calgary)

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Chris Dietzen Calgary
Mentor Mike Bara Calgary
Head Coach Garry Kimmen Lethbridge
Assistant Coach Doug Wright Airdrie
Assistant Coach Joe Bouvier Lacombe

Alberta Red (Calgary)

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Jeremy Congo Calgary
Mentor Tom Pointer Calgary
Head Coach Chad Scharff Airdrie
Assistant Coach Dan Giasson Calgary
Assistant Coach Daron Dumanski Okotoks

Alberta Black (Red Deer)

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Darrell Dingwall Edmonton
Mentor Rod Ohlhauser Edmonton
Head Coach Marcus Cheng Calgary
Assistant Coach Braden Bystrom Eckville
Assistant Coach Cameron Anklewich Calgary

Alberta Blue (Red Deer)

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Kim Buchan Bay Tree
Mentor Gary Snydmiller Edmonton
Head Coach Randy Kerr Calgary
Assistant Coach Bobby Roy Calgary
Assistant Coach Cody Leeming Edmonton

Alberta Gold (Spruce Grove)

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Mike Cherniwchan St. Albert
Mentor Dan Wiebe Grande Prairie
Head Coach Kyle Finch Olds
Assistant Coach Corey Bricknell Leduc
Assistant Coach Nicholas Letendre Edmonton

Alberta Grey (Spruce Grove)

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Maureen Medori Spruce Grove
Mentor Rob Dawson St. Albert
Head Coach Brayden Toma Edmonton
Assistant Coach Shawn Germain Beaumont
Assistant Coach Justin Ostertag Calgary

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
Coordinator, Elite Male Hudson Kelly Red Deer
Tournament Coordinator Michelle Skilnick Red Deer