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July 08-09, 2017 / Rogers Place - Edmonton

2017 Hockey Alberta Coaches Conference

Hockey Alberta, with support of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, is excited to return with the second annual Coaches Conference this July 8th and 9th at Rogers Place in Edmonton! This unique event will feature coaches from the NHL, WHL, Hockey Canada, CIS and industry experts. Along with presentations, coaches will take part in an interactive breakout sessions, coaches social and networking opportunities.

Registration is now open, with limited space available. Cost to register will be $299 (plus GST), and will include:

  • Professional presentations and hot stove panel
  • Registration gift
  • Four meals
  • Coach’s social
  • Draw prizes

Coaches of all levels, from across Alberta and western Canada, will have the opportunity to learn about the latest strategies, trends and technologies from some from some of the best. Check back as we continue to update our speakers!

For questions, or more information, please contact Drew Dixon (, or Holly Kobzey (

Hockey Alberta is pleased to welcome the following speakers to the 2017 Coaches Conference. Please check back often as we add more speakers.

Ian Herbers

Assistant Coach, Edmonton Oilers

Developing a Defensive Skillset / Oilers Hot Stove

Jay Woodcroft

Assistant Coach, Edmonton Oilers

Oilers Hot Stove

Dustin Schwartz

Goaltending Coach, Edmonton Oilers

Oilers Hot Stove

Gene Principe

Reporter, Sportsnet

Oilers Hot Stove Moderator

Perry Pearn

2017 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

Team Building

Serge Lajoie

Head Coach, University of Alberta

Practicing for Transition

Mike Stewart

Head Coach, Augsburger Panthers

Building Your Own Coaching Style & Philosophy

Mike Johnston

Head Coach, Portland Winterhawks

Practice Habits of Great Teams

Ryan Marsh

Assistant Coach, Edmonton Oil Kings

Offensive Play

Mark Greig

Amateur Scout, Philadelphia Flyers

Player Evaluation

Fran Gow

VP of Hockey Operations, AJHL / Coach Mentor, Hockey Alberta

Rob Daum

Former Head Coach, EHC Black Wings Linz

Creating a Winning Culture


Hockey Alberta has set aside a block of rooms at 2 hotels near Rogers Place, for conference delegate convenience.

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel - 10155 105 Street NW


Reserve with this rate before June 12, 2017:

Call 1-800-663-1144 or online

Group Code: CEP-GFC16659

The Sutton Place Hotel – 10235 101 Street NW


Reserve with this rate before June 24, 2017:

Call 1-866-378-8866 or email:

Group code: ED170707HOC

The inaugural Hockey Alberta Coaches Conference ran in June 2016 in Calgary, with presentations from the following speakers:

Kalle Valiaho

Regional Coach, Finnish Ice Hockey Association

Guy Gadowsky

Head Coach, Penn State University

Mel Davidson

General Manager, National Women’s Team Programs

David Marcoux

Goaltending Coach, Carolina Hurricanes

Shaun Clouston

Head Coach/General Manager, Medicine Hat Tigers

Steve Hamilton

Head Coach, Edmonton Oil Kings.

Corey McNabb

Director of Hockey Development, Hockey Canada

Jeff Truitt

Associate Coach, Red Deer Rebels

Matt Brown

Mental Training Consultant

Bert Gilling

Head Coach, Mount Royal University Cougars (Men’s)

Barry Medori

Team Alberta Coach Mentor, Hockey Alberta

Fran Gow

Provincial Coach Mentor, Hockey Alberta

VP Hockey Operations, AJHL

Tyler Dellow

Analytics Consultant, Edmonton Oilers