Our coaches are dedicated to providing young amateur and professional hockey players the opportunity to develop and improve their skills and to help them reach the Elite level of hockey.
Jon Calvano Founder and Program Director
Coach Calvano has been developing players since 1998 and is currently General Manager of the North West Giants Major Midget AAA Team .
Prior to going the Rivermen Coach Calvano was Assistant GM and Associate HC of the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL , General Manager and Head Coach of the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL, Coach Calvano enjoyed tremendous success coaching the North West Giants of the BCMM AAA League were he won three Provincial Championship and in the Macs Midget AAA Christmas Tournament, lead the Giants to the finals three times, winning the event in 2010.
Calvano’s focus on individual player skills and Individual Tactical Development has helped many players obtain their goals in Hockey with tremendous observation and Coaching.
Mitch Fyffe Head Instructor / Player Development
Mitch Fyffe is a Power Edge Pro, Level Certified instructor. Coach Fyffe is the Assistant Coach of the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL and Head Coach Peewee Hockey at the Burnaby Winter Club.
Coach Fyffe retired after spending three seasons in the BCHL with both the Coquitlam Express and Surrey Eagles. Prior to BCHL, Mitch was the Captain of the North West Giants Major Midget AAA team that represented BC in the Telus Cup. Mitch was one of a few Underage players selected to play for the North West Giants Major Midget AAA Team that won the Macs Major Midget AAA Tournament.
Prior to Junior and Midget Hockey, Coach Mitch is the First Captain in Pursuit Of Excellence History which show of his Character and Leadership on and off the ice and that translate into the young players of today .
JIM DINWOODIE Team and Tactical Coach Evaluator
Coach Dinwoodie has been the Head Coach of the North Shore Winter Club Bantam AAA Team for the Past 12 Seasons. Jim has coached his teams to back to back Western Championships and has attended two other Western Championship events.
Jim has extensive experience working with many young athletes that have moved up the ranks such as Colton Sissons , Dalton Thrower , Nic Petan and Jansen Harkins to name a few. Coach Dinwoodie has been a staple in BC Hockey Mens High Performance Program as an Evaluator Coach Mentor also as Head Coach of Two U16 Mens Teams.
Jim is available thru the season for player evaluations and scouting with extensive coaching and teaching out side the Hockey Rink. Find out How.
KEVIN PEDERSON Player Development Coach / Private Instructor
Kevin Pedersen is the Head Scout and Assistant Coach for the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL. Before making the jump to Junior A he was an assistant coach at the North Shore Winter Club, winning the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Western Canadian Bantam Champions.
Prior to that, Kevin coached in the BCMML for the Greater Vancouver Canadians. In addition to coaching, Kevin is a respected skills instructor and has been heavily involved in youth player development in the winter and spring seasons in Vancouver.
Kevin has also enjoyed success in scouting working with the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) from 2009-2011, and most recently the Everett Silvertips (WHL) from 2011-2015.
MARK SANTORELLI Shooting and Offensive Tactical Coach
Mark Santorelli recently retired from Professional Hockey in Europe due to a Career ending injury. Mark brings vast knowledge and experience with shooting and offensive zone tacticaling.
Mark has been a scorer at every level he has played including Top Scorer in the Western Hockey League, playing Jr B at 15 for the Abbotsford Pilots, and winning a National Canadian Championship with the Burnaby Express of the BCHL prior to leaving for the Western Hockey league.
Mark played his Minor Hockey at the Burnaby Winter club along side his older brother Mike, and that is were Mark obtained all the skills and dedication it takes to get to a higher level of hockey. Mark was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2007 in the 4th round.