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.
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, ASSISTANT COACH
Spent eight years as the academic & athletic development director of operations with the hockey program at Donnan School in Edmonton, as well as two seasons as the head coach of the Fort Saskatchewan Midget AAA team. Beissel also spent seven seasons as the director of hockey development and Midget AAA Head Coach with the Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club, as well as four seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League in various capacities.
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 and Houston. Additionally, Milroy played in Europe before eventually returning home to the Edmonton area. Since retiring, Duncan has grown his coaching career – spending the last 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.
HEAD COACH, U17 PREP
HEAD COACH, U17 Prep Black
Corey 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.
HEAD COACH, U15 PREP
Tom has 17 years of coaching experience in the Alberta Junior Hockey League as a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach with the Lloydminster Bobcats and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. Keca played 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. Keca’s coaching experience with U15 through to the junior levels will be an asset to all OHA Edmonton student-athletes and will allow Tom to support our players along their development path. Tom brings a high-quality level of accountability and experience that fall in line with the philosophies of OHA Edmonton.
Head Coach, U15, EDUCATION COORDINATOR
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. Weinberger has been with Vimy Ridge Academy since 2010 and has been the Assistant Principal since 2013. He has also been a Teacher at McNally High School since 1996. Weinberger graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation Sports Studies, as well as a Education Certificate from the Faculty of Education.
Trevor has play minor hockey in Edmonton and Jr A in Alberta. From there, he then 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. After retiring Trevor has worked as a skill development coach and advisor, before come to OHA. He looks forward to helping development with these young student-athletes passing on his knowledge and skill.
POWER SKATING COACH
After 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 reciepient 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. 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.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Phil has been involved in the fitness industry since 2006. After growing up playing competitive hockey and graduating from the NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer program in the spring of 2006, Phil knew his passion was in the hockey industry. 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.
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. This season, he is focusing his energy into the therapy side. Throughout his career, Dwayne has also 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.
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.