Hannah Armstrong – Head Coach
Hannah is in her second year with The Kimberley Academy after spending time as a coach at Ontario Hockey Academy. Hannah served as the assistant coach for U16 Team Ontario Yellow at the Ontario Summer Games in 2016, winning gold. She played NCAA DI hockey at the University of New Hampshire and was a seven year member of the Team Canada program, winning gold with the U18 team. Hannah has coached power skating, learn to skate, puck skills, and scoring and shooting clinics for 10 years.
Shelley Payne - Assistant Coach + Goalie Coach
Shelley joins The Kimberley Academy full-time this season as an assistant coach and goaltending coach after serving in an advisory role last season. Shelley has experience as a player in the CWHL and in Sweden and served as the Head Coach for Goteborg Hockey Club’s development team in 2015. She played NCAA DIII hockey at Colby College in Maine. Shelley earned her Masters of Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in 2016 and is the Director of Elite Concepts Goalie Training.
Brad Park - Director/General Manager
Brad has extensive experience in minor hockey administration including five years at the executive level as director, vice president, and president of Cranbrook Minor Hockey. Brad served as the female development coordinator for East Kootenay Minor Hockey Association and has over twenty years coaching experience in both the male and female game from Atom to Midget Rep. The last five seasons Brad has held BC Hockey’s female development and high performance coordinator positions for the Kootenays.
Shane Murray - Director/Community Liaison + Program Manager
Shane has been immersed in minor, junior and senior hockey in the Kimberley region his whole life. Shane’s coaching history includes six years with the Kimberley Dynamiters Jr. team and 7 years with Kimberley Minor Hockey. Shane has spent volunteer time as an on-ice coach in both power skating camps and BC U-14 and U-16 camps.
Jim Donlevy - Education Coordinator
Jim spent over twenty years as a professor and head football coach at the University of Alberta. Following Jim’s tenure at the U of A, he managed the Western Hockey League’s Education Program for over 20 years. As head of the WHL Education program since 1992, Jim was instrumental in the WHL’s remarkable growth in the academic arena both at the high school and post-secondary levels and played an integral role in the establishment of the WHL Scholarship Program. Jim assists Kimberley Academy players will all of their academic needs.