Head Coach/General Manager - Dale Hladun
Dale Hladun was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and was valedictorian of his high school graduating class from Minnedosa Collegiate Institute. Dale, also none as "Duner", went on to recive a Commercial Art degree from Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. "Duner's" coaching career started early where he was hired as the coaching coordinator of Brandon Youth Hockey. From there, "Duner" would become a head instructor for the International Goaltender's school,based out of Yorkton,SK. During this time ,the "ISG" grew into the largest goaltending school in North America.
Since that time, Dale has been the coaching and hockey programming coordinator forvarious minor hockey association including; Kelowna Minor Hockey, Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey, and the Gallatin Valley Hockey Club based out of Bozeman Montana. "Duner's" junior hockey resume includes coaching Jr A in BCHL. with the Cowichan "Capitals" and the Quesnel "Millionaires" as well as the Bozeman Jr. A "Icedogs" in the American West Hockey League. "Duner" has also been involved with multiple camps and programs through out western North America including such as Green Bay, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Powell River, northern Alberta, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Grand Forks North Dakota to name a few.
"Duner" has worked at hockey schools with NHL'ers such as joe Sakic, Ron Tugnutt, Byron Dafoe, Mike Johston, Andy Murray, Lyle Odeline, Barry Smith,James Patrik, to name few. "Duner" has also run prospect camps, which included oug players such as Brandon Dubiniski, Robert Earl, Tim Chevaldae, Ryan O'Byrne, etc. beforethey moved on to play in the NHL.
This will be Dale's 7th season with the Princeton Posse.
Assistant Coach - Dave Clare
Assistant Coach/Trainer - Peter McDonald
Dave began coaching hockey in the 1970's and coached every level of hockey from Initiation to Jr. B. He was involved with the BC Best Ever Program for 8 years, coaching and managing Under 16 and Under 17 teams. Dave was the Vancouver Island Hockey BC High Performance Evaluator for 2 years. He also has Advanced Level 1 coaching certification.
Dave has 30 years service with the RCMP in several areas in the Province of British Columbia, coaching hockey in every community that he has worked in. Dave believes that coaching hockey involves not only helping players develop their on-ice skills, it also is necessary to provide direction and mentorship to develop their character.
Peter has been with the Princeton Posse hockey team for 8 years.
He has coached many levels of minor hockey including Bantam Midgets and finals. Peter's background in first aid and sports ensures our players are given the best treatment possible.Peter also referred for 12 years with the minor hockey league.
Fitness Coach - Tevis Toro
I grew up on Vancouver Island but I was always drawn to Vancouver as it was the closest and biggest city I knew of. After graduating I spent two years at UVIC studying social sciences but spent more time playing pickup basketball than studying. I eventually ended up in Vancouver studying film and from there began pursuing acting. Having had no prior experience I was well behind the curve and needed more permanent work. Through chance I ended up working as a 911 call taker for the police and have been doing that for the past five years. Three years ago I began to take my health and fitness seriously as a way to deal with the stress from my job. I started voraciously reading every health and fitness book in the library and studied at an accredited personal training school in Vancouver area until I had the opportunity to sign on with the Posse. I’m excited about what I can bring to the table for these young players and look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with them.