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Ice Wolves Hire Full Time Assistant Coach

The La Ronge Ice Wolves are pleased to announce their Hockey Operations Staff for the 2015-16 season.

Assistant Coach

Mat Hehr, Sherwood Park, AB

  • Coached at the Midget level and NCAA Div III with Suny Canton
  • Played 4 years NCAA with Fredonia State
  • Played 3 years with Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)

Shawn Martin: “Mat is going to be a great fit for our club; he is a dedicated worker that has a great passion for the game”. “Having the opportunity to coach Mat when he was with the Crusaders it will bring a great deal of familiarity to our coaching room and our team”.


Assistant Coach

Eric Bell, La Ronge SK

  •  10 years Assistant Coach for Ice Wolves

Shawn Martin: “Eric has had a great impact on this organization for many years in various roles and I look forward to having him back in a coaching capacity for next season”.


Assistant Coach

Rob Wilson, La Ronge SK

  •  1 year Assistant Coach for Ice Wolves

Shawn Martin: “Rob stepped up last year to help us out and did a great job relating to our players and being a great sound board for myself, excited to have him back for another year”.


Goalie Coach

Jaimie McCaig Edmonton, AB

  • Owner of Above the Crease Goaltending
  • Also Goaltending Coach for the Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) and Meritt Centinnials (BCHL)

Shawn Martin: “Having Jaimie work with our goalies over the past couple of years his professionalism and relationship with the players is second to none”


Head Scout

Sean Phaneuf Prince Albert, SK

  • 1 years Head Scout Ice Wolves
  • Currently Head Coach of Team Sask FSIN (National Champions 2014-15)
  • 5 years Head Coach of Prince Albert Midget AA Raiders
  • Played 3 years in SJHL

Shawn Martin: “Sean has done a great job of identifying talent and helping put together a strong scouting staff”.


Central SK Scout

Kurt Freyman Maidstone, Sk

  • 1 Year Scout with La Ronge Ice Wolves
  • Coached minor hockey for 17 seasons
  • Graduated from Sports Management World Wide Scouting Course

Below is an article on Kurt being recognized by Hockey Canada and Kraft.

Shawn Martin: “We have had a great deal of success out of the west side of the province and Kurt is a main reason why”.


Southern SK Scout

Dan Morrow Alameda, Sk

  • 1 Year Scout with La Ronge Ice Wolves
  • 15 years coaching or reffing Minor Hockey
  • 13 years involved with Sask First Program

Shawn Martin: “Dan gives us a great dependable guy in a part of the province that we haven’t been heavily scouting in”.


Eastern Canada/USA Scout

Patrick Lacelle

  • 1 Year Scout with La Ronge Ice Wolves
  • Former scout with both the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Acaide Bathurst Titans of the QMJHL

Shawn Martin: “La Ronge has a great history with Eastern Canadian players and with Pat on board we hope to keep with that tradition in the future”.


AB Scout

Darcy Hodge Calgary, AB

  • 2 Years scouting for La Ronge Ice Wolves

Shawn Martin: “Darcy gives us a unique look not just because of his extensive hockey background but also his son Brandon is a current player for our team”.