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 28th season in the Western Hockey League and 13th 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 (20) and Ryan (18).

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 – Ryan McGill

In his second stint with the ICE, Ryan McGill begins his second season as bench boss.  McGill led one of the youngest teams in the WHL last year to their 15th consecutive playoff berth despite being in last place in the Eastern Conference at Christmas.  For his efforts he was named 2012-2013 WHL Coach of the Year for the first time in his career and this year he will be an Assistant Coach for Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Sweden.  Ryan had led the ICE to a 209-168-45 career regular season record (tied for first with Cory Clouston for most career victories), including back-to-back 100 point seasons (1999-2000 and 2000-2001), five playoff appearances, two conference titles, two WHL Championships (2000 and 2002) and one Memorial Cup Championship (2002).  McGill left Kootenay following the 2002 Memorial Cup and spent seven years in the AHL as Head Coach with the Hartford Wolf Pack (2002-2005) and Omaha Ak-Sar Ben Knights / Quad City Flames (2005-2009).  He was promoted to Assistant Coach with the Calgary Flames in June 2009 and spent two years with the NHL Club.  Ryan McGill is a 44-year-old native of Sherwood Park, Alberta.  He and his wife Karen are parents of two girls - Kate (14) and Kyla (11).


Assistant Coach - Jay Henderson


Athletic Therapist - Cory Cameron



Goaltending Coach - Mike Bergren

Director of Scouting - Garnet Kazuik

Scouting Consultant – Carter Sears

 Director of Public Relations

Director of Sales - Kaytee Wheaton


Office Manager - Sara Jerke

Bookkeeper / Anthemist – Robin Sudo

Education Advisor - Nella Rounsville


       Play by Play Announcer - Jeff Hollick


                 Area Scouts - Back Row L-R - Darrin McKechnie (SK), Gregg Schaalje (AB),

                 Peter Dubbeldam (BC), Kevin Larson (AB)

                 Front Row L-R - Tyler MacDonald (MB), Huck Parfeniuk (BC), Ken Cross (MB)

                 Missing: Graham Randell (BC)


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

Mental Skills Consultant - Steve Kamps

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, Chirs Erickson