Team Staffs announced for 2023 Prospects Cup

RED DEER – 46 volunteers have been selected to lead the eight teams competing at the 2023 Prospects Cup.

The staffing complement for each team includes a director of operations, coach mentor, head coach, two assistant coaches, and trainer. The Prospects Cup is a core Hockey Alberta Development program that provides athletes, staff and on-ice officials an opportunity to enter and grow into the next steps of their hockey journey.

Red Deer will host the Prospects Cup at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre May 10-14. The province is divided into four regions, with two teams selected from each region. Male athletes born in 2010, playing in a Hockey Canada sanctioned program, are eligible to try out.

The Prospects Cup process will begin in April, with players trying out at their respective regional camps. Regional camps will take place April 14-16 in Calgary, Edmonton, Olds, and Vegreville. Details regarding the regional camps will be released in the new year.

Calgary Red

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Kody Degenstien Rimbey
Mentor Jeff Shantz Calgary
Head Coach Doug Wright Calgary
Assistant Coach Travis McMillan Calgary
Assistant Coach Jeff Robson Calgary

Calgary White

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Ian Couture Calgary
Mentor Wayne Andrews Calgary
Head Coach Matt Hanak Calgary
Assistant Coach Cameron Anklewich Calgary
Assistant Coach Dan Giasson Calgary

South Black

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Jeremy Haluschak Edmonton
Mentor Ross MacLean Calgary
Head Coach Anthony Baldwin Calgary
Assistant Coach Daron Dumanski Calgary
Assistant Coach Carson McManaman Calgary

South Gold

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Darcy Smith Red Deer
Mentor Jesse Hale Calgary
Head Coach Brett Hartos Calgary
Assistant Coach Zack Finlay Calgary
Assistant Coach Nicholas Imperiale Airdrie

Capital Green

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Adam Girard St. Albert
Mentor Adam Sergerie Sherwood Park
Head Coach Mike Laplante Calgary
Assistant Coach Braden Bystrom Eckville
Assistant Coach Ty Cooper Calgary

Capital Royal

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Mat Starky Millet
Mentor Ben Radke Grande Prairie
Head Coach Joe Bouvier Lacombe
Assistant Coach Greg Esteves Red Deer
Assistant Coach Robert Roy Calgary

North Blue

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Barb Quiring Lloydminster
Mentor Grant Hammel Fort Saskatchewan
Head Coach Zach Hensch Edmonton
Assistant Coach Derek Damery Edmonton
Assistant Coach Brennan Gow Grande Prairie

North Grey

Position Name Hometown
Director of Operations Michelle Barron Grande Prairie
Mentor Rob Davis Sherwood Park
Head Coach Jason Jaffray Olds
Assistant Coach Ryan Bresden Beaumont
Assistant Coach Nicholas Letendre Edmonton


Trainer: North Emily Rae Edmonton
Trainer: North Dana Kisser Edmonton
Trainer: Capital Tyana Gall Olds
Trainer: Capital Karissa Anderson Edmonton
Trainer: South Kevin McLarty Olds
Trainer: South Steve Payne Calgary
Trainer: Calgary Paige Shannon Calgary
Trainer: Calgary Erin Tippe Calgary

Hockey Alberta Staff

Position Name Hometown
Manager, Team Alberta Mike Kraichy Red Deer
Coach Mentor Barry Medori Spruce Grove
Mentor Trainer, Hockey Alberta Dave Campbell Grande Prairie
Mentor Therapist, Prospects Cup Paige Shannon Calgary
Tournament Director Hudson Kelly Red Deer