No athlete is a finished project, and no player is built in a day. At OHA, our coaches bring an unparalleled level of expertise to their coaching duties each day. Their tremendous experience as both players and coaches at the Major Junior, College, and Professional levels allows them to build the student athlete in an incremental manner, focusing on the small details that separate elite players from the rest – both on the ice, and off.
Each athlete brings a unique skillset to the rink, and our coaches work to develop that particular player within the team concept. OHA’s coaches also share an incredible passion not only for player development, but for personal development as well.
Randall played professional hockey in Europe for 17 years with the Nottingham Panthers. Played on the Great Britain National team in 1998 at the IIHF World Championship. Randall has 24 years of coaching experience at various levels, including formerly being a Head Coach at OHA in Penticton. He was named Alberta Midget Hockey League Coach of the Year in 2014.
Spent eight years as the Academic & Athletic Development Director of Operations with the hockey program at Donnan School in Edmonton, as well as two seasons as the Head Coach of the Fort Saskatchewan Midget AAA team. Beissel also spent seven seasons as the Director of Hockey Development and Midget AAA Head Coach with the Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club, as well as four seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League in various capacities.
A veteran of 446 NHL games, Sean played parts of six seasons with the Edmonton Oilers before stints with the Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks. Sean spent the last five years of his playing career in Europe, highlighted by an Austrian Championship in 2008-09 with Klagenfurter AC. After his playing days were over, Sean joined the Edmonton Oil Kings staff as an assistant coach, ultimately winning the 2014 Memorial Cup. He is currently an assistant coach with the University of Edmonton where he won the 2015 CIS National Championship.
OHA showed me the difference between thinking I was working hard and actually working hard; before I thought just showing up was good enough. They also helped me understand that making a mistake is not a failure, as long I learn from that mistake it will help me become a better hockey player and a better person."