HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Hannah Armstrong – Head Coach  

Hannah is in her third season with The Kimberley Academy after spending time as a coach at the Ontario Hockey Academy. Hannah served as the assistant coach for U16 Team Ontario Yellow at the Ontario Summer Games in 2016, winning gold. More recently Hannah has been coaching BC Hockey Program of Excellence U16 spring camps in 2017 and 2018. Hannah 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 over 10 years. Hannah is a Hockey Canada HP 1 Certified Coach.



Nathan Lieuwen - Goalie Coach

Nathan played for the WHL Kootenay ICE from 2007-2012 appearing in 178 games. He won the Ed Chynoweth Cup and was named playoff MVP with the ICE in 2011. Nathan was drafted by the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round (167th overall) in 2011. He played five seasons of professional hockey including time with the Sabres. Nathan also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial U18 tournament.

                


Directors

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 five seasons prior to Brad launching The Kimberley Academy, he held BC Hockey’s female development and high performance coordinator positions for the Kootenays and was head coach of the Kootenay team at BC Winter Games. Brad is a Hockey Canada HP 1 Trained Coach.



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. Shane is a Hockey Canada HP 1    Trained Coach.



EDUCATION

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.