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 program 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 programs this season will feature one coach for every five players, ensuring that players benefit from our coaches’ extensive experience.

NHL Professional Advisor

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

Jason Fortier

Jason
Fortier

Jason’s focus is improve players daily habits on and off the ice, which leads to development and player success. He strives to build relationships and believes that if you work hard to show your players that you care about them, you can achieve greater results.

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.

Hockey

Dave Leger

Dave
Leger

Coached and led hockey programs over the past 20 seasons and have accumulated significant experience in Professional, University and Junior hockey in Canada and abroad. Led the Polish U20 team to a Silver Medal and the U18 National team to a Bronze medal in IIHF competition.

Hockey

Robert
Ginnetti

12 years of professional hockey including Canadian Major Junior, European Professional Hockey – Netherlands, Italy, German and the Italian National Team

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

Melissa Deplaedit

Melissa
Deplaedt

Hailing from Canada, Melissa is a Senior Figure Skating Coach with over 20 years of coaching experience, both in Canada and Asia.

Head Coach

Ben
Macaskill




Ben Macaskill

Ben Macaskill

Ben MacAskill, has played at the highest level of Major Junior hockey in Canada with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Ben was drafted in the 1st round and after 4 years in ‘the Q’, he completed his Bachelor and Masters Degrees at Dalhousie University while playing for the school’s hockey team for 5 years. Ben also played for Team Atlantic in the World U17 tournament, as well as attended camp for Team Canada U18 and invited to a pro camp with the Montreal Canadians East Coast League affiliate. Ben has extensive coaching background running summer and weekend camps for all age groups with both the Halifax Mooseheads and Dalhousie University, as well as coaching Elite Spring Hockey with Peewee (11-12) and Bantam age groups (13-14) in tournament play, before coming to Hong Kong and joining the Junior Tigers. Bens’ prowess on the ice and in the classroom along with his years of coaching experience are important parts of our programs.

Senior Coaches

Experienced coaches from Canada, the United States and Hong Kong lead, manage and oversee the development of the Junior Tigers programs 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

Whitney Olsen

Liam
Moorfield-
Yee

Liam Moorfield-Yee

Jasper
Tang

Jasper Tang

Ophelia
Kwok

Ophelia Kwok

Devin
Welsh

Devin Welsh

David
Belluche

David Belluche

Francis
Lam

Michael Koval

Marc
Benedetti

Marc Benedetti

CHG Intern Coaches

Recent graduates from Canada and the United States join the Junior Tigers coaching staff through the CHG Intern Program, 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.

Nathan
Allen

Nathan Allen

Spencer
Cameron

Spencer Cameron