Instructors

The Junior Tigers coaching team

The Junior Tigers coaching team hails from around the world, bringing together a wealth of playing and coaching experience at an elite level. The multi-lingual team is led by former NHL player Brad Smyth, who mentors the team in Hong Kong while advising on each programme and camp’s curriculum. All of the coaches continue to play hockey in the CIHL, Hong Kong’s first elite, full-contact hockey league. The Tigers’ coaching philosophy is to ensure plenty of individualized coaching and attention with low player-to-coach ratios. Our programmes this season will feature one coach for every five players, ensuring that players benefit from our coaches’ extensive experience.

NHL Professional Adviser

Brad
Smyth




Brad Smyth

Brad Smyth - Former NHL Player /
NHL Alumni Camps & Clinics Owner &
Head Instructor

Owner and Head Instructor of NHL Alumni Camps and Clinics, Brad Smyth has played 20 professional seasons, six of which were in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, N.Y. Rangers, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings and Florida Panthers. A product of the Nepean Minor Hockey Association, Brad has also competed in the AHL, Division 1 Europe and worked as General Manager and Coach at the professional level with the Denver Cutthroats of the CHL.

Professional Advisors

Hockey

Barry Wolff

Barry Wolff

Over 20 years of coaching experience at the Junior level, 12 in the BCHL, Barry is widely considered one of the top coaches in the BCHL and led the Express to a BCHL Championship in the 2013-2014 season.

Hockey

Simon Ferguson

Simon Ferguson

Retiring in 2013 from a pro hockey career that included an exhibition game with NHL's Anaheim Ducks, 6 seasons in the AHL teams.

Goalie

JOEY ALI

JOEY ALI

Founder Of Proali Goalie Training, Co-Owner Of Pro-Formance Goalie School And Goalie Consultant For The Coquitlam Express

Skating

Lorelei Murphy

Lorelei Murphy

Hailing from Canada, Lorelei, is currently the Head Coach and Trainer at the LAKF Skating Club in Lulea, Sweden.

Head Instructor

Jeff
Ceccacci




Jeff Ceccacci

Jeff Ceccacci

Head Instructor for the Junior Tigers, Jeff Ceccacci has over 20 years of playing experience, from top youth and Junior A clubs to NCAA Division 1 college hockey in the United States where he received All-Academic Team honors four consecutive years and was voted to the Atlantic Hockey Association All Conference Team his senior year. Jeff has been heavily involved in coaching since 2008 with the renowned hockey school Turcotte Hockey, and has coached locally with the Women’s Ice Hockey Organization (WIHO) and the Hong Kong Ice Hockey Association (HKIHA).

Senior Coaches

Experienced coaches from Canada, the United States and Hong Kong lead, manage and oversee the development of the Junior Tigers programmes and its players. With over 15 years of playing experience each, our Senior Coaches bring a high level of hockey specific experience and training expertise, both on and off ice. Senior Coaches work closely with parents and players creating a fun and friendly environment where everyone is constantly learning and improving.

Whitney
Olsen

Whiteny Olsen

Lucas
Eshleman

Lucas Eshleman

Yannick
Wong

Yannick Wong

Devin
Welsh

Devin Welsh

Tyler
Doherty

Tyler Doherty

Liam
Moorfield
Yee

Liam Moorfield Yee

Brad
Holman

Brad Holman

Michael
Koval

Michael Koval

Kory
Kaunisto

Kory Kaunisto

CIHL Intern Coaches

Recent graduates from Canada and the United States join the Junior Tigers coaching staff through the CIHL Intern Programme, a unique initiative that provides opportunities for hockey players to continue their playing careers and gain international work experience while giving back to the sport by helping its development in Hong Kong.

Ben
Macaskill

Ben Macaskill

David
Sargent

David Sargent