Coaches

Head Coach – Terry Jones

Head Coach – Terry Jones

Terry has been Coach, and, or Manager of the Nitehawks since 1996. During this 22 year span the team has won over 989 games and 11 Division Championships, 11 Conference Championships, 8 KIJHL Championships, 4 Cyclone Taylor Championships, and 1 Keystone Championship. In Terry’s playing career, special highlights were winning a Memorial Cup with the 1983 Portland Winterhawks and also winning 2 Spengler Cup Gold Medals. Terry and his wife Loretta reside in Montrose. They have 2 sons: Kellen and Connor who are currently playing pro hockey in the USA. Terry is vice-principal at Stanley Humphriess Secondary School in Castlegar.

Assistant Coach - Bill Birks

Assistant Coach – Bill Birks

Bill brings a vast amount of coaching knowledge with him to the Nitehawks. He coached for 7 years in the BCHL with Merritt and Trail. In his playing career, he played 2 years in Merritt in the BCHL. He also played Senior Hockey in Sicamous and was a Coy Cup winner in 1993-94. Bill’s oldest son Dane is playing hockey in the Pittsburg Penguin farm system. Bill and his wife Gail, and son Kai reside in Trail.

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Assistant Coach – Shane Drake

Assistant Coach - Mike Morissette

Goalie Coach – Mike Morissette

Mike played 4 years for the Nitehawks from 1996-2000. He was a member of the first Cyclone Taylor Championship team. He has coached the Nitehawks for 9 years and has been a member of 4 league championships as either a player, or coach. Mike has added the position of goal tending coach to his resume this year. Mike and his wife Danielle, and their daughters Maya and Chloe reside in Fruitvale.

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Conditioning Coach – Danny Vlanich

Team Physiotherapist - Kirby Epp

Team Physiotherapist – Kirby Epp

Kirby has been an integral part of the success of the Nitehawks. His presence at our home games, and his quick, expert attention to injured players provides assurance, guidance, and safety to our team. Kirby has also been a longtime Nitehawk Executive member. Kirby is the owner of Valhalla Physiotherapy with offices in Castlegar and Fruitvale. He and his wife Michelle and their children reside in Fruitvale.

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Trainer – Steve Mears

Assistant Trainer - Kevin Hendrickson

Assistant Trainer – Kevin Hendrickson

Kevin, or “Millie”, as he is known by all, is truly the busiest man in the Nitehawk organization. As if being assistant trainer and equipment manager isn’t enough, Millie is also the Treasurer on the Beaver Valley Nitehawk Executive. Millie never sits still. If he’s not crunching numbers, he’s washing and folding sweaters, or entering team data on the computer, or 1001 other team duties. Millie is a perfect example of the ‘culture” of the Nitehawks which expects hard work, devotion, and attention to detail. Millie is Parts Manager at Kootenay Chrysler and he resides in Trail.

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Head Scout – Cory Clark

The Nitehawks are very fortunate to have Cory Clark as their Head Scout. Cory works tirelessly in his pursuit of hockey talent, especially throughout the Province of Alberta. He has great confidence in the Nitehawk program. Cory feels young players are not only expertly tutored in terms of their hockey skills but are treated respectfully by everyone in the Nitehawk Organization. Cory has been instrumental in the continued success of the Nitehawks. Cory and his wife Susanna have 2 children, Brett and Trey. Brett backstopped the Nitehawks to the Keystone Cup Championship in 2014. Cory and family reside in Grande Prarie, Alberta.

Regional Scout - Larry Lovelock

Regional Scout – Larry Lovelock

Stony Plain, Alberta

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General Manager – Jamie Cominotto