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Hockey Operations

DEREK SWEET-COULTER

Head Coach and GM

After his first season with the Wolves, Sweet-Coulter compiled a 28-18-3 record which was one win shy of a franchise record.
Sweet-Coulter, a native of Victoria, BC was the Head Coach and General Manager of the BCHL’s Merritt Centennials for two seasons from 2019-2021. He also spent four seasons prior to that building the Red Lake Miners program in the SIJHL and was awarded SIJHL Coach of the Year in 2018. He was also nominated for CJHL Coach of the Year in that same season.
Sweet-Coulter spent four years with the Team Canada West program from 2015-2018. He attended twice, as a guest coach at training camp, in 2015 and 2016, followed by two years as an Assistant Coach at the World Junior “A” Challenge, where he won a gold medal in 2017 in Truro, NS and a bronze medal in 2018 in Bonnyville, AB. With Team Canada West, Derek was able to work with many future NHL prospects such as Alex Newhook, Dylan Holloway, and Brett Stapley. Derek is grateful to have worked with such a high level organization and to have learned so much from the amazing coaching staff during those years.
Derek takes pride in developing his players and moving them on to the next level. He has moved numerous players on to Jr “A”, WHL, college, and professional level over his coaching career.
Derek has also been fortunate enough to work with minor hockey players including his time with the OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener, Ont in 2018 where he represented Team HNO.
It is in his passion for hockey and life that he continues to develop players of all ages and helps with a local hockey academy in Victoria. He brings his passion, a strong work ethic, and the motto: Humility, integrity, and courage; building men for others to each season.

IAN BIRNIE

Assistant GM/Assistant Coach

Ian has been involved with the Wolves since the 2018 season in various roles. In 2021 he will look to support Derek Sweet-Coulter with coaching as well as the management duties.

CASEY HUNGLE

Assistant Coach

 

GRADY NURSEY

Assistant Coach

Nursey joins the coaching staff after playing four years with the Wolves. He was named captain when he was 19 and enjoyed his last two seasons leading the team. Grady has tremendous passion for the organization and the game of hockey and looks forward to sharing his experiences to help develop the next generation of Wolves to come.
Nursey played his minor hockey in the Westshore area for the Juan De Fuca Grizzles and Pacific Coast Hockey Academy, he was also an affiliate player with the Wolves during his last season with PCHA. In 2018 he signed with Wolves for good and played his entire career in the VIJHL with Westshore for four seasons.
Grady is currently in his 3rd year of a baccalaureate degree in nursing at UVIC where he plans to become a Registered Nurse.

RYAN WARNER

Video Coach

JESSICA WYLIE

Athletic Therapist

 

AMY PARKER

Assistant Trainer

 

DWIGHT WIENS

Equipment Manager