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 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).

Head Coach

Keagan
Little




Keagan Little

Keagan spent the past year coaching with the Okanagan Rockets Midget AAA Hockey Club as an assistant to head coach Simon Ferguson. The Rockets had a strong season which included being invited to the Midget Macs AAA Tournament in Calgary and having multiple players commit to Junior A. Before joining the Rockets, Keagan spent three years coaching junior hockey with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Drayton Valley Thunder and British Columbia Junior B League’s Castlegar Rebels.

In addition to his experience coaching junior level hockey, Keagan was Head Instructor at The Rink Training Centre based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Keagan also has extensive hockey coaching experience at The Okanagan, Home of Champions and The Castlegar Rebels Hockey Schools with kids from five years old up to professionals. Having a figure skating and power skating coach as a mother, skating has always been one of Keagan’s strengths. The strength was greatly utilized at many of the hockey schools he taught at such as The Edge of Excellence.

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.

Ben
Macaskill

Ben Macaskill

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