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No athlete is a finished project, and no player is built in a day. At OHA Edmonton, our coaches bring an unparalleled level of expertise to their coaching duties each day. Their tremendous experience as both players and coaches at the Major Junior, College, and Professional levels allows them to build the student athlete in an incremental manner, focusing on the small details that separate elite players from the rest – both on the ice, and off.

Each athlete brings a unique skillset to the rink, and our coaches work to develop that particular player within the team concept. OHA Edmonton’s coaches also share an incredible passion not only for player development, but for personal development as well.

RANDALL WEBER

GENERAL MANAGER

Randall Weber played his minor hockey years in Leduc, AB. After moving to the UK as a child, he would go on to play 17 years of professional hockey in England with the Nottingham Panthers. Weber would make an impressive 845 appearances for the Panthers, which remains a club record to this day. When he retired, the Panther’s retired Weber’s jersey. In addition to his time with the Panthers, Weber also played on the Great Britain National team in 1998 at the IIHF World Championship.

Since retiring, Weber has worked in hockey in a variety of capacities – from directing, operating and instructing the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Schools, to coaching Major Midget AAA and operating his own hockey development company. Through it all, Randall has gained over 24 years of coaching and managerial experience, and was named the Alberta Midget Hockey League Coach of the Year in 2014. Weber has been OHA Edmonton since its inception in 2015.

SEAN BEISSEL

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, ASSISTANT COACH

Sean Beissel has over 30 years of experience as a coach and manager, including 8 years as the Academic & Athletic Development Director of Operations at Donnan School in Edmonton. Additionally, Beissel spent 2 seasons as the Head Coach of the Fort Saskatchewan Midget AAA team and 7 seasons as the Director of Hockey Development and Midget AAA Head Coach with the Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club. Beissel has also spent four seasons in the AJHL in various capacities.

Sean has run his own Hockey Skill Development program and has been the Director of Operations for the OHA/Oilers Hockey School since 2016. At OHA Edmonton, Beissel was the U15 Prep Head Coach for 6 years before transitioning into his current Assistant General Manager role. Beissel has been with OHA Edmonton since 2016.

DUNCAN MILROY

HEAD COACH, U18 PREP

Edmonton native Duncan Milroy comes to OHA after an extensive playing career. Milroy followed his junior career with the Swift Current Broncos and the Kootenay Ice in the WHL, with a professional career at both the NHL & AHL levels. His professional career saw him play with Montreal, Minnesota, Hamilton, Houston, and Europe before retiring to the Edmonton area.

Since retiring, Duncan has grown his coaching career – spending two years in the U18 AAA league here in Alberta. Along with working various development camps with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Duncan has also been heavily involved with Hockey Alberta. Milroy joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

JAY HENDERSON

HEAD COACH, U17 PREP

Jay Henderson played professional hockey for over 13 years – he was drafted to the NHL in 1997 by the Boston Bruins, playing 33 games with the club. From there, Henderson would spend 8-years in the AHL, during which he was a 3-time American Hockey League Calder Cup Champion. Henderson would wrap up the last 5 years of his professional career with in the German Elite Hockey League (DEL), the Austrian Elite Hockey League (EBEL), and the English Elite Hockey League (EIHL).

Since retiring as a player, Henderson has held numerous Assistant and Head Coach roles for Hockey Alberta, including coaching in the Alberta Cup multiple times. Henderson would also spend 2 years in the WHL as an Assistant Coach for the Kootenay. Jay’s experience with working for and with many great organizations, allow him to bring a high-quality level of experience to OHA. Henderson joined OHA Edmonton in 2022.

Corey Bricknell

HEAD COACH, U17 Prep Black

Corey Bricknell brings over 18 years of operations management and sportsmanship leadership, making him a seasoned professional in all facets of hockey. As a former professional hockey player, he possesses the unique ability to motivate players and instill a belief in the process, encouraging them to focus on the moment and continuously improve their skills.

As a Head Coach, Corey has consistently displayed exceptional leadership qualities, empowering team accountability and driving initiatives that foster a positive and thriving team environment. His excellent motivational skills and ability to build strong relationships based on respect and trust have earned him numerous accolades. Bricknell joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

TOM KECA

HEAD COACH, U15 PREP

Tom Keca has 17 years of coaching experience in the AJHL, both as a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach with the Lloydminster Bobcats and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. Keca played hockey for 4-years at the University of Lethbridge, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education.

With hockey experience in Canada and Europe (where he played 3-years of professional hockey), Tom has acquired the insight and knowledge to contribute to the success of the OHA program. Tom has also worked at an international level with both Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada. Tom’s coaching experience with U15 through to the junior levels will allow him to support our student-athletes along their development path. Keca brings a high-quality level of accountability and experience that fall in line with the philosophies of OHA Edmonton. Keca joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

DARRYL WEINBERGER

Head Coach, U15, EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Darryl Weinberger’s extensive coaching history includes three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the WHL’s Edmonton Ice and six seasons as Head Coach of the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Midget AAA team. As a player, Weinberger had a successful career, winning the ACAC championship and a silver medal at nationals with the Red Deer College Kings in 1989.

Weinberger has been with Vimy Ridge Academy since 2010 and has been the Assistant Principal since 2013. Weinberger graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation Sports Studies, as well as an Education Certificate from the Faculty of Education.

BRENNAN EVANS

ASSISTANT COACH, U18 Prep

Brennan Evans played for his home town Camrose Kodiaks in the AJHL before moving on to play 4 years in the WHL with the Seattle Thunderbirds and Kootenay Ice. During his time in the WHL, Evans would win both the WHL Championship and the Memorial Cup, both with the Kootenay Ice in 2002.

Following his Jr career, Evans played professionally for 13 years in the NHL and AHL, competing in almost 900 games. While in the AHL, Evans would win the Calder Cup with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013. During his career, Evans has played for multiple current NHL Head Coaches, learning from them along the way. Since retiring Brennan has been honing his coaching skills, teaching on ice skills and development in the Edmonton area. Evans joined OHA in 2023.

TREVOR BAKER

ASSISTANT COACH, U17 Prep

Trevor Baker played minor hockey in Edmonton and Jr A in Alberta. From there, Baker played in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders before moving on to the ECHL with many stints in the IHL, AHL UHL, and the EIHL in England. Baker played a total of 9 years professional hockey, including 2-years as team captain with the Peoria Rivermen.

Since retiring Baker has worked as a skill development coach and advisor. Baker enjoys in helping in the development of OHA student-athletes, and passing on his knowledge and skill. Baker joined OHA Edmonton in 2022

GUY ST. VINCENT

ASSISTANT COACH, U17 Prep BLACK

Guy St. Vincent comes to OHA Edmonton with a wealth of hockey experience both on and off the ice. During St. Vincent’s decade-long career as a professional goaltender, he showcased his prowess in prominent leagues such as the MJHL, CIS, ECHL, CHL, and SPHL. Through these experiences, St. Vincent honed an intimate understanding of the rigorous demands faced by elite athletes. St. Vincent spent four years with the Steinbach Pistons of the MJHL, where he continually cultivates his on-site goaltending training, enhancing the skills of emerging athletes.

Fueled by his passion for teaching, Guy infuses every interaction with athletes with an invigorating energy and unyielding motivation. Guy’s commitment to the development of players and goaltenders is boundless. St. Vincent joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

ERIC SCHNEIDER

ASSISTANT COACH, U15 Prep

Eric Schneider’s playing experiences at the junior, university and professional levels has allowed him to connect and guide developing student-athletes through their own hockey journeys. Schneider’s Jr career included stops in the WHL with the Tri-City Americans and in the BCHL with the Powell River Kings. During his university days with the University of Calgary, Schneider was named the CIAU Rookie of the Year. Schneider would go on to have a 15 year professional career, playing in the AHL, ECHL and included 10 years in the DEL.

After retiring as a player, Schneider returned to his home town of Drayton Valley and turned his focus to coaching. He has coached multiple teams at the U15 and U18 levels and spent 4 years as the Assistant Coach/Head Scout for the Drayton Valley Thunder in the AJHL. Schneider joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

LANCE MCFADDEN

ASSISTANT COACH, U15

Lance McFadden has always had a passion for hockey – first as a player and then as a coach. A native of New Brunswick, McFadden played his minor hockey in the province. His minor hockey career would be finished off in style with a NBIAA Provincial High School Championship. Instead of continuing to Junior, McFadden instead opted to focus on his education, attending New Brunswick Community College. His passion for the game would not allow him to step away for long – he would start his coaching career in 2002 before to returning to playing in 2005.

After relocating to Edmonton in 2008, McFadden would return to coaching in 2011 and has coached from Initiation to Bantam ever since. Lance has run his own spring program for over 7 years and has held hockey camps every fall to offer players an affordable, fast paced, conditioning based camp to help them get ready for their upcoming seasons. With his positive approach, team first atmosphere, and ability to build great relationships with his players, he offers a great environment for development and the ability to have fun. McFadden joined OHA Edmonton in 2022.

KURTIS MUCHA

GOALIE COACH

Kurtis Mucha saw success as a goaltender at both the WHL and University levels. Mucha holds the WHL record for most career games played (245), is second in career minutes played (13,708) and third in most career saves (6,908) after spending five seasons with the Portland Winterhawks and Kamloops Blazers. He would follow this with a stellar five-year career as a student athlete at the University of Alberta, which saw him win two U SPORTS National Championships and be named the recipient of the 2013 U SPORTS Goaltender of the Year award.

Mucha has worked as a Goaltending Development Coach with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings since 2015. He has also served as the Goaltending Consultant for the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints and Sherwood Park Crusaders.

VANESSA HETTINGER

POWER SKATING COACH

Hettinger has built an extensive career in hockey and skating development. Vanessa has worked with thousands of athletes from novice to professional and has won 3 WHL Championships and a Memorial Cup Championship as Skating Coach with 3 separate WHL organizations (Edmonton Oil Kings, Tri-City Americans, and Swift Current Broncos).

As one of only two recognized Master Skating Coaches for Hockey Canada, Hettinger has presented on Skating Development at the National Coach Mentorship Program, the NCMP/NCCP Instructional Stream Training Seminar, and presented on Skate Fit for Performance (Saskatchewan Hockey). As a leading Facilitator and Evaluator for Skate Canada’s “CanPowerSkate” program, Vanessa has recently been accredited as Skate Canada’s National Master Coach Developer. Hettinger joined OHA Edmonton in 2022.

PHIL DALY

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Phil Daly has been involved in the fitness industry since 2006. Having grown up playing competitive hockey, when Phil graduated from the NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer Program, he knew his focus would be working with hockey players. Phil has taken athletes from Bantam all the way through to the pro hockey level; working with Bantam, Midget, Junior, NCAA, CIS, or Pro levels.

Over the years Phil has developed an off-season training program for hockey players that has become his primary focus and passion. Helping facilitate young hockey players and producing some of the fittest clients in hockey has been one of the most rewarding things in Phil’s career. Phil believes in continuous learning to ensure that he provides his athletes with the most he can offer.

CARTER WOLSKI

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Carter Wolski graduated in 2023 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Kinesiology Sport Performance Major. While at U of A, Wolski played for the Golden Bears competing in the U Sports Hockey league. During his time at U of A, the Golden Bears would twice make it to the U Sports Men’s Ice Hockey Championships.

Prior to attending university, Carter played junior hockey – first in the AJHL for the Grande Prairie Storm, followed by a stint in the USHL before finishing his junior career with the Brooks Bandits, again in the AJHL. During the 2019 season, Wolski would go on to win the both the AJHL Championships and the National Jr A Championships with the Bandits. In 2019 Wolski started his own his hockey development company which involves both on-ice skill development as well as off-ice strength and conditioning. Wolski joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

DWAYNE LAING

MANAGER OF ATHLETIC THERAPY

Dwayne has been an athletic therapist for nearly two decades. In that time, he has traveled the world with various teams and sports. Since growing up in Edmonton through the 80’s, hockey has always been a passion of his. Dwayne has been with OHA Edmonton since the beginning, both as an athletic therapist and strength coach. Throughout his career, Dwayne has had a keen interest in training youth athletes. It is the reward of challenging their athletic development, as well as the students and citizens that keeps him coming back year after year.

When he is not at the rink, Dwayne is also the athletic therapist at Harry Ainlay High School. He works with their many championship teams along with their Sports Performance, Sports Medicine and Physical Education classes. In his rare spare time, you can find him spending time enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three kids.ds.

DANA KISSER

ATHLETIC THERAPIST

A native of Edmonton, Dana Kisser grew up playing a variety of sports. Kisser’s main sport was Volleyball, playing for NAIT while he attended school, obtaining a Diploma in Personal Fitness Training. While he enjoyed working with athletes as a trainer, he realized that he wanted to learn more and focus on the therapy side of working with clients. Kisser would return to school, earning his Diploma in Massage Therapy from MacEwan University. Dana would go on to earn a Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy from Camosun College, allowing him to work with high-end athletes.

Since returning to Edmonton, Dana has worked with a variety of sports and athletes aged 13-22 including the Edmonton Wildcats CJFL team, Sherwood Park Knights Jr B hockey team, Volleyball Alberta, local Rugby teams, etc. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, skiing, playing volleyball, hiking, working out, reading, and sitting around a campfire. Dana is excited to be working with OHA Edmonton and the amazing team that has been put together to help guide these athletes. Kisser joined OHA Edmonton in 2023.

MARK FITZGERALD

HUMAN PERFORMANCE CONUSLTANT

Mark Fitzgerald has spent the last 15 years working with athletes from a variety of sports at every level. He began his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and also became the Head of Performance and Nutrition for the Canadian Hockey League. Most recently, Fitzgerald was the Head of Performance for the Anaheim Ducks.

Fitzgerald is the founder of Elite Training Systems in Ontario, which has grown to four locations servicing athletes from all major and minor sports. Fitzgerald also serves as a consultant for a number of health and performance organizations including Under Armour, CHL, Ontario Tech University, and Toronto Aeros Rugby.