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HEAD COACH & GENERAL MANAGER
Bobby Henderson
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Bobby, like his brother Taylor, is an integral part of Global Hockey Camps & Clinics as the Vice President of Hockey Operations.  Having spent five seasons in the BCHL, including a season as captain, with the Chilliwack Chiefs, Bobby has a vast knowledge of the game and has spent his post playing career teaching aspiring players the techniques of the game.  Following his BCHL playing career, he earned a scholarship to the University of Nebraska Omaha where he played for four seasons. He’s in his fifth year as part of the Rivermen Coaching Staff and fourth season as Head Coach and General Manager.

 ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH 

Chris Shaw

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Chris Shaw was a defenseman that played in 168 career BCHL games from 1998-2001 between the Victoria Salsa and Burnaby Bulldogs. In his last season with the Bulldogs he was the team Captain. Through 2003-2008, he played professionally in the Central Hockey League (CHL), United Hockey League (UHL), Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). In total, he appeared in 214 professional regular season games.

In 2009-10, he began his coaching career with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL) as an Assistant Coach before taking the Head Coach & General Manager job with the Nelson Leafs in the KIJHL a season later. After a year with the Vernon Vipers as an Assistant Coach in 2011-12, he took over the reigns as Head Coach and General Manager for the Ontario Avalanche (WSHL) for the better part of two seasons.

ASSISTANT COACH

Stefano Ruscitti

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Stefano spent the last two seasons in the BC Major Midget League where he was an assistant coach with the North West Giants and a scout with the Langley Rivermen. He began his coaching career in 2011 at the Burnaby Winter Club before moving to the North Shore Winter Club in 2015. He comes to us with experience as not only a successful coach but also as a player.

 

Director of Scouting 

Scott Sparkman

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SKILL DEVELOPMENT COACH
Burt HendersonBurt began his junior hockey career in the BCHL back in 1991 where he won a National Championship with the Kelowna Spartans in 1993.  He then went on to play 3 seasons in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets, serving as team captain in his final year and taking home League All-Star Honours. Burt decided to turn pro in 1996, embarking on a 13 year playing career in the ECHL, IHL and the Asia League.  He finished his last 2 seasons playing in the British Elite League, serving as a Player/Assistant Coach in his final year.  After his days as a player, Burt served as an Assistant Coach for the SFU Men’s Hockey team winning the League Championship in 2011.  Along with his work with the Rivermen, Burt coaches at the Burnaby Winter Club.

 

CONSULTANT

Pasco Valana

Pasco is co-founder of Elite Goalies Inc a premier goaltending development program used by Rep level to National Hockey League Goaltenders. Pasco has been training goaltenders professionally for 24 seasons and is currently on the goaltending advisory board with Hockey Canada. Pasco has developed 94 athletes to the NCAA and CIS levels, 14 NHL draft choices and served as a guest coach with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Pasco specializes in developing assets for organizations in need of championship level goaltending and is coming off 2 CIS Canada West Championships in 4 years.  

 

ATHLETIC THERAPIST
Brayden Tonogai
[email protected]Brayden is entering his third season with the Rivermen.  A Certified Athletic Therapist, he graduated from Mount Royal University with an Advancted Certificate in Athletic Therapy in 2011 after completing his degree in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in 2009.  While in Calgary, Brayden worked as the Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager for the Midget AAA Calgary Buffaloes and was the Assistant Athletic Therapist in 2011 for baseball’s Calgary Vipers of the North American League.  A baseball enthusiast, Brayden also coaches several local youth teams in the off-season.
 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CONSULTANT
Guy DemongGuy has been involved with the fitness industry for over a decade and has been involved in its continual evolution into the world of Functional Movement Systems.  Guy has participated in some big accomplishments invluding the Breckenridge Adventure X-Stream 12 hour Adventure Race, the Oliver Half Ironman, the Seattle to Portland 1 Day Ride, and the Brodie Rat Race Cross Country Bike Marathon.

 

BILLET COORDINATOR
Erinn Kredba
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MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACH
Sean HealesSean graduated with BA from Simon Fraser University majoring in both English and Psychology. He went on to graduate from the Alder School of Psychology with a Masters degree in Clinical Counselling. Currently, Sean owns Logan Creek Counselling and Consulting and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor accredited by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapist Association (CCPA) and BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).  Sean has a long history in hockey from having played AA, AAA and Junior level hockey and currently coaching in LMHA in the initiation level. Sean has worked with local minor hockey, WHL, NHL prospects and ex-European players overcoming issues such as performance pressure, goal setting , overcoming injuries, as well as life issues.

 

TEAM PASTORS

Jordan & Jennifer Bateman

Jordan and Jennifer Bateman are licensed ministers with the Canadian Ministers Association. Previously, they served on staff at Friends Langley Vineyard church and as lead pastors of Springbrook Church in Langley. They are sought-after wedding chaplains, having married off hundreds of couples over the past few years. In their “real” lives, Jenn is a single mothers services coordinator with the YWCA, while Jordan is the B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. They live in Langley (2 minutes away from the Events Centre) and have three children: Indiana, 10, Danica, 6, and future Rivermen star Jackson, 3.