The Airdrie Cochrane Athletic Association (ACAA) is excited to introduce the Head Coaches who will be leading our teams for the 2020-2021 season:
Tyson Soloski - Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAA
Tyson is looking forward to his second year as Head Coach of the Xtreme. He was an Assistant Coach at the Midget AA level before spending two years as the Head Coach of the Bantam AA Bow Valley Timberwolves. He then became Head Coach of the Midget AA Timberwolves, winning the North Division Championship. He has also participated with Hockey Alberta’s Pee Wee Prospects Cup as an Assistant Coach.
Tyson was scheduled to be an Assistant Coach with the Alberta Cup this summer, however COVID-19 changed those plans. He is looking forward to becoming a part of the Alberta Cup in 2021.
David Chamberland - U16 AA
David is looking forward to returning for a second time to coach an ACAA team. He was previously an Assistant Coach for the Bisons and will now be embracing the challenge of Head Coaching the U16 AA’s inaugural season. His hockey experience includes administrative positions with Crowfoot Minor Hockey (Director of Hockey Operations for 8 years and President for 2 years). He was also a Director at Large with the NWCAA and Calgary Minor Hockey for a short period of time.
David’s coaching experience includes:
Crowfoot Minor Hockey Head Coach for nine years (winning five City Championships and four Minor Hockey Week Championships);
NWCAA Assistant Coach for Bantam AA through Midget AA;
Calgary Royals Head Coach for four years for Bantam AA, Bantam AAA, Midget AA and Midget Minor AAA;
Airdrie CFR Chemicals Bisons Assistant Coach; and
Bow Valley Timber Wolves Head Coach Bantam AA and Midget AA.
Terry Sydoryk - AC Avalanche U16 AAA
This will be Terry's third consecutive season as Head Coach of the AC Avalanche. Prior to the abrupt end to last season, the AC Avalanche were on their way to the league provincial tournament after winning the silver medal in the South Sutter Cup to qualify.
Terry has been coaching for over 10 years; the last nine years at the Midget Minor AAA level. Terry has been Head Coach for a total of six years with the AC Avalanche (winning the Sutter Cup League Championship in 2013) and three years with the Northwest Calgary Athletic Association Bruins (including a bronze medal in 2016). Terry has also been both an Assistant and Head Coach in four Alberta Cup tournaments.
His playing experience includes a WHL league championship with the Victoria Cougars. He also participated in the 1980-81 Memorial Cup.? Terry has a CIS Championship with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, where he played for three years while also earning a degree in Engineering.
Dustin Taylor - Airdrie CFR Chemicals Bisons U18 AAA
This will be Dustin’s third season as Head Coach of the Bisons, and his fourth season with the club. Before coming to the Bisons he was an Assistant Coach and Video Coach for the University of Alberta Golden Bears for two seasons (winning the Canada West Championship in 2017). Dustin also earned a Masters of Coaching Degree while at the University of Alberta.
Congratulations to Tyson, David, Terry and Dustin! The ACAA is looking forward to a great upcoming season.
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The Airdrie Cochrane Athletic Association (ACAA) is the committee responsible for setting the structure and direction of the male high performance stream of hockey within the Airdrie draw zone, as regulated by Hockey Alberta’s development model. It includes U15 AAA, U16 AA, U16 AAA and U18 AAA.
The draw zone encompasses the Banff and Canmore area, east to Beiseker and north to Trochu.
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