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Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Ryan Donald Head Coach and General Manager

Ryan is 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.


Myles Fitzgerald Assistant Coach

Myles joins the Bucks for the 2021-2022 season as a coach with ample playing experience. Myles played over 200 BCHL Games collecting over 200 points. The Port Alberni, BC native also played 4 years of NCAA Div 1 Hockey at Bemidji State University before turning pro.



Mike Nelson Trainer and Equipment Manager

Mike was added to the Bucks staff in August of 2020. 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