Meet Our Coaches (2019-20)

U13 Head Coach: Bryan Williams

Bryan brings two decades of coaching experience to the Winnipeg Twins AA program. He has completed his High Performance-1 coaching level and spends time facilitating coaching clinics in the fall. Bryan's passion for coaching began while he was working for the International Goaltenders' School where he became the head instructor and program director. Bryan has had success coaching at all levels including time with the St. Vital Victorias and Winnipeg Twins AA organizations, as well as in successful spring and summer hockey programs. He spent time as the head coach of the Winnipeg Ice Female Midget AAA hockey team for two seasons and before that he was the head coach of the Balmoral Hall Blazers Junior Varsity hockey team for four seasons culminating in a WWHSHL (Winnipeg Women’s High School Hockey League) League Championship in 2011-2012. Bryan is very excited to be back with the Winnipeg Twins for a fifth straight year and looking forward to a great season at Minor Peewee after leading the 2016-2017 Minor Peewee Twins to the City Finals.

U13 Head Coach: Doug McKay

U15 Head Coach: Troy Haugen

Troy is returning for a second year as a head coach within the Twins organization and will be behind the bench of the Bantam AA Twins Orange . After six seasons away from coaching, he is looking forward to getting back behind the bench. Troy was head coach for eight seasons with his sons’ teams and is very familiar with the Twins organization. Troy’s passion is hockey. He is a player, a referee and a hockey fan. Having lead people his whole working career, he is keen to have a group of young men for him and his coaching staff to teach both hockey and life skills.

U15 Head Coach: Cam Deda

Cam is entering his sixth season coaching at the AA level and third as a Head Coach. In his first two years as Head Coach, Cam helped bring home two City Championships for the Twins.

Cam coaches for both the love of the game and brotherly bond he gets with the players throughout the season. Seeing them improve both as players and as individuals is more rewarding than a winning record …although winning is a nice bonus.

U18 Head Coaches: Jonathan & Carter Brooks

The Brooks Boys – Co-Head Coaches

Jonathan Brooks - This coming season will be his 38th behind the bench in Winnipeg Minor. Jonathan looks forward to another season and all the highs and lows associated with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carter Brooks – Carter is entering his 11th season coaching hockey and seventh with the U18 Twins. He cannot think of a better way to spend his winter evenings than with a bunch of trouble-making high school aged boys, looking to enjoy their final couple years of minor hockey. Having fun while staying active in the community are important parts to every hockey season.

U13 Female Head Coaches: Rob Frank, Jeremy Haggart

U15 Female Head Coach: Alana Serhan

Alana first hit the ice at age 3 and has never looked back. From pre-novice to Bantam, Alana played on the boys team in Porcupine Plain, SK and grew to love the game. Once reaching midget, she knew it was time to switch to female hockey if she wanted to further her career and get noticed. In grade 10 Alana played her first year of female hockey on a neighbouring town’s AA team. In her following two seasons Alana moved away from home to play AAA for the Melville Prairie Fire. The experience grew her both as a player and a person. As a result of this development she was given the opportunity to play for the University of Manitoba Bisons. In 2013 Alana left small town Saskatchewan and made the move to the big city of Winnipeg. Alana spent five years proudly playing for the Bisons while earning a degree in Environmental Studies. In Alana’s final season with the Manitoba Bisons, she was fortunate to be a part of the victorious team earning two championship titles - Canada West Champions and Canadian Champions. As Alana’s competitive playing career has come to an end, she is now focused on growing female hockey and helping give back to the hockey community.

U18 Female Head Coach: Mike Procyk