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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.

 


Ehren Menard Assistant Coach

Ehren joins the Bucks staff ahead of the 2021 Pod Season. Ehren has been coaching with the KC U18 and U16 teams for the past 6 years and was most recently the Head Coach of the U16 team as well as the Director of Hockey Operations for both the U16 and U15 programs. He has experience working with Hockey Alberta High Performance programming as a staff member for Team Edmonton at the Alberta Cup in 2019.

 


Todd Skirving Assistant Coach

Todd has joined the Bucks staff in preparation for the 2021 BCHL season. Todd has spent time with both the Prince George Spruce Kings and the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL before embarking on a 4-year NCAA career at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Todd graduated in 2017 and has since played over 100 games professionally in the ECHL, winning a Kelly Cup Championship in 2019 as a member of the Newfoundland Growlers.

 


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.

 

 


Cory Cameron Athletic Therapist