BVTW AA 2022-2023 HEAD COACHES





Head Coach Announcements: 2022-2023 Hockey Season

 

U11AA Head Coach:  Jarvis Bender

From Calgary, Alberta, Jarvis spent his playing days as a goaltender before getting into coaching and shifting his focus toward developing minor hockey players. Since then he has had many years of experience coaching both players and goaltenders of all ages.

He has served as a Head Coach at the U13AA, U15 AA/AAA, and U16 AAA levels. He was named Hockey Calgary’s Coach of the Year in 2015 for all age groups. Jarvis has also worked with Hockey Alberta on several occasions. Most recently as the head coach at the 2018 Alberta Winter Games. Jarvis is also a High Performance 1 certified coach and has spent the last three years working as a regional scout for the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks while coaching the Calgary North Stars Sabres U15 AAAs.

Jarvis looks forward to this new challenge of Coaching U11 AA Hockey in its inaugural year. 

 

U13AA Head Coach:  Jordan Messier

Jordan originally hails from Canmore where he came up through the Minor Hockey system and is a Bow Valley Timberwolves Alumni.  His playing career took him to the WHL where he played 5 seasons with the Tri-City Americans, finishing with the Moose Jaw Warriors before heading to the University of Calgary to play with the Men’s Team there. 

In recent years, Jordan has coached in the NEAA at the U15 and U16 AAA Levels and has continued his Coach development through the Spring, coaching several Spring Hockey Teams.

He has worked closely with P3 Sports Inc. and P3 Coaches over the past 4 years as an on-ice Instructor and Skills Coach at various Camps in the Cochrane and Calgary Areas and is looking forward to joining the Team of Timberwolves Coaches.

 

U15AA Head Coach:  Alec Miller

Alec is coming off of his second year as a Head Coach with the Timberwolves U13AA Team which was followed by 2 years as an Assistant Coach with that same team.  Last season Alec led the U13AA Timberwolves to a first-place finish in SCAHL, North Division Championship, SCAHL Championship, and birth in Provincials where the team was very competitive and finished 4th.  

Aside from Coaching the Timberwolves, Alec has also been involved in Hockey Alberta’s Program of Excellence, Coaching in the Prospects Cup as well as at their U17 Selection Camp for Team Alberta.  He is another Coaching product and former player in the Bow Valley who is passionate about the Program and eager to see it continue to grow and be a success at all levels.

He continues to develop his Coaching experience in the Spring where he Coaches P3 Beasts Spring Hockey Teams and works with other P3 Coaches throughout the year to develop and deliver programming for young athletes of all ages while holding the position of Goalie and Tournament Coordinator with the Company.

 

 

U18AA Head Coach:  Terry Sydoryk

Terry has his HP1 Coaching certification and has been coaching since 2003.  For the last 10 years, he has coached at the U16 ‘AAA’ level in the AEHL League (previously known as the AMMHL).  Terry has been a Head coach for 8 of those years - 5 years with the AC Avalanche, including a Sutter Cup League Championship and Silver Medal at Provincials in 2013, and 3 years with the NWCAA Bruins, including a Bronze Medal in 2016. For the last two years, he has served as an Assistant Coach with the AC Avalanche with Head coach Kris Keller.  Kris was an Assistant Coach for 3 years with Terry before reversing roles the last 2 seasons. 

Before his involvement at the U16 level, Terry coached the Bantam AA Timberwolves for 2 years and assumed the Head Coach role in 2010-11.  He also held the Head Coach role 2 years prior with the Cochrane Minor Hockey U18 T1 team, including a league Championship in 2008-09, In addition to regular season coaching, Terry has also held the positions of Assistant Coach and Head Coach at four Alberta Cup tournaments from 2015 thru 2018, taking Gold in 2016.

Terry's hockey playing experience includes a CIS Championship with the UofA Golden Bears, where he played for 3 years while earning his Engineering Degree, a WHL League Championship with the Victoria Cougars, and participation in the Memorial Cup in 1980-81.  The 1980-81 Cougars continue to hold the WHL record for most wins in a season with a record of 60-11-1.

 

 

 

 

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