Staff

President / General Manager – Jeff Chynoweth

Jeff Chynoweth has been part of the Kootenay ICE organization since its inception in October 1995.  Jeff is entering his 29th season in the Western Hockey League and 14th year as General Manager.  He was named the 2004-2005 WHL Executive of the Year and has worked in various positions throughout his tenure in the League.  Jeff and his wife Michele are the parents of two children – Courtney (22) and Ryan (20).

1986 – 1987 – Spokane Chiefs
1987 – 1988 – Medicine Hat Tigers
1988 – 1989 – Brandon Wheat Kings
1989 – 1991 – Lethbridge Hurricanes
1991 – 1995 – Red Deer Rebels
1995 – Present – Kootenay ICE

 

 

Head Coach - Luke Pierce

Luke Pierce was named the Head Coach of the Kootenay ICE in May of 2015. Prior to joining the ICE, he served as General Manager / Head Coach of the Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League for five and a half seasons. During his time behind the bench his teams posted a 168-111-21 regular season record and qualified for the playoffs all six years. Pierce was named the BCHL Interior Conference Coach of the Year in 2012-2013 and was an Assistant Coach for Team Canada West at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. Luke attended the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario from 2004-2009. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a Psychology Major and Business Minor. He also earned a Master’s Degree of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management.

Luke and his wife Amy are the parents of three boys – William (6), Bennett (3) and Austin (1).

Athletic Therapist - Cory Cameron

Goaltending Coach - Mike Bergren

 

Director of Scouting - Garnet Kazuik

Scouting Consultant – Carter Sears

Director of Sales & Public Relations - Chris Wahl

Sales Consultant - Don MacMillan

Office Manager - Sara Jerke

Bookkeeper / Anthemist – Robin Sudo

Education Advisor - Nella Rounsville

Skill Development Coach - Wayne Dougherty

Scouts - Peter Dubbeldam (BC), Scott Perry (BC), Wayne Dougherty (AB), Chad Harden (AB), Ward Edwards (SK), Scott Frizzell (SK), Tim Stoll (SK / MB), Tim Schick (MB).

Club Physician - Dr. Alex Chan, Dr. Ross Dawson, Dr. Keith Lowden

Club Dentist - Dr. Chris Callen, Dr. Scott Harris

Game Night Coordinator - Sherri Nelson

Off Ice Official Coordinator - John MacDonald

Public Address Announcer - Steve Russell

Music Operator - Harry Grombach

Video Operator - Brennan Weaver

Team Photographer - Chris Pullen

Club Physiotherapist - Cranbrook Physio Clinic

Off Ice Official Volunteers - Steve Chisholm, Gord Jowsey, Sandie Leslie, Jon McWhirter, Mary Hennig, Les Headrick, John Wiebe, Kjol Bjordahl, Wilf Dilling, Wayne Doll, Chris Erickson