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Coaching Staff

KEVIN KAMINISKI

Head Coach/General Manager Kevin “Killer” Kaminski is originally from Churchbridge, SK and starred with the Saskatoon Blades in Junior. He went on to play in the NHL with Washington Capitals, Quebec Nordique, and Minnesota North Stars as well as in the AHL, and IHL. In his 11 years of pro hockey, his hard-nosed style of play made him a fan favorite wherever he went.

Kaminski entered coaching immediately following his playing career, and started as an Assistant Coach under Mike Babcock for two years with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL. He then went on for 17 more years as Head Coach for professional teams in the ECHL and CHL as well as Junior Teams in the NAHL and WSHL. He has just finished this year’s playoff run as Head Coach/General Manager of the WSHL Fresno Monsters.

 

GAELAN PATTERSON

Associate Head Coach/General Manager Gaelan Patterson played Junior for the Saskatoon Blades, was drafted by the Calgary Flames and played 8 years of pro hockey in Canada, US, and Europe after his junior career. He has played both forward and defense and will bring that knowledge to the Ice Wolves’ bench this year. Welcome aboard Gaelan and family!!

 

TERRY HUNT (A.K.A. MOOSE)

Director of Marketing Terry Hunt, perhaps better known as “Moose”, has been with the team in one capacity or another since day one.

He is looking forward this coming season and is proud to be part of the retooling of the Ice Wolves.

 

TRAVIS HEGLAND

Travis Hegland was born and raised in La Ronge, Sask. where he lived until 1996 when he joined the Canadian Forces (CF). Following the completion of his trades training, he was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in Edmonton, Alta. Travis’ first overseas tour commenced in 2000 when he deployed on Operation Palladium in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Two years later he was again deployed on Operation Apollo in Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of Canada’s first combat mission since 1953. Shortly after his return to Edmonton, Travis was recognized as the top paratrooper in the CF winning the inaugural Canadian Airborne Soldier of the Year award.

After completing ten years with 3 PPCLI, Travis was posted to the Parachute School in Trenton, Ont. During this timeframe, Travis taught all disciplines of Parachuting in the CF, he also performed on the airshow circuit throughout North America for two years with the SkyHawks, the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team. In his final year at the Parachute School he was responsible for all Freefall Parachuting in the CF.

Travis returned to 3 PPCLI in 2012 and deployed on two more missions, Operation Attention in Kabul, Afghanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom in Poland. In 2016, after serving 20 years and accumulating over 1100 Parachute descents, Travis decided to retire in order to be closer to family and give back to the community.

Travis is married to Candice, they have two children, Bryce, age 12, and Breanna, age 8. He is currently the Fitness Centre Supervisor at the JRMCC.