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Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Ryan Donald Head Coach and General Manager

Ryan becomes the club’s first-ever head coach and general manager for the team’s inaugural season of 2020-2021. Donald spent 5 seasons at Yale University as an Assistant Coach before joining the Bucks in 2020. Donald also has had coaching stints in both Trail and Woodstock.  Ryan played 2 years of junior A hockey himself and then went on to play for Yale University for 4 years, winning an ECAC championship along the way. He then played 3 years of professional hockey including a Kelly Cup championship with the Florida Everblades in 2012. Ryan and his wife Carly, have 2 daughters Georgia and Patricia.


Adam Stuart Assistant Coach

Adam joins the Bucks after spending 2 seasons as an assistant coach with the Edge Midget Prep of the CSSHL. The Calgary, Alberta native played 7 years of professional hockey before starting his coaching career. Before that, Stuart spent 3 seasons playing Junior “A” hockey including time in the BCHL.




Mike Nelson Trainer and Equipment Manager

Mike was added to the Bucks staff in August of 2020 to round out the hockey operations staff for the Bucks. Mike, who was born and raised in Cranbrook, has 5 years of experience as an assistant equipment manager and played Junior “B” hockey himself. Mike attended school for Kinesiology at both College of the Rockies and the University of Lethbridge. Mike lives in Cranbrook with his 2 boys, Blake and Christopher.