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Bryan_Keller_Crop.jpgBryan Keller
Head Instructor

Current Head Coach of the Lower Austria Stars U18 program in Austria. Spent Fourteen years as Director of St. Francis Xavier Hockey Academy. Grew up and played his minor hockey in Edmonton, Alberta including four seasons in both the AJHL and SJHL. Has 17 years of coaching experience at the elite levels of AAA minor hockey, Junior A and college hockey in Canada. Most notable coaching experience was winning gold with the Canadian National Team that competed in the World Junior A Tournament in 2006. 

Drew_Nichol_Crop.jpgDrew Nichol
Head Instructor

Two-time CIS National Champion with the University of Alberta where he spent five seasons. Was a CIS Academic All-Canadian from 2010 to 2015. Prior to enrolling at the University of Alberta, spent three seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Was named the Oil Kings Humanitarian of the Year in 2008 and also spent two seasons as an assistant captain. Played two years with the Bonnyville Pontiacs in the AJHL. 

Tyler_Dea_Crop.jpgTyler Dea
Head Instructor

Played Bantam AAA and Midget AAA in St. Albert before spending the 2013-14 season in the Western Hockey League with the Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades. Played 41 games during the 2014-15 season with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the AJHL, while also appearing in two WHL contests. Was drafted in the sixth round, 119th overall, by the Raiders in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

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