The Staff


Darren Smith, Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator/Teacher
Responsible for all program staff
Masters degree in Coaching Studies, UVic
15 years teaching experience, Athletic Director/PE Department Head

Brad Cook, Head Instructor

Brad begins his 5th year as head coach of the Saanich Braves after taking over mid-October in 2008. This will be his 7th season behind the bench in Junior Hockey with one season in the BCHL behind the bench of the Victoria Grizzlies.

At all levels Brad is a huge advocate of individual skill development and personal accountability to help players achieve their goal of moving to the next level.

Johann Cherry, Teacher

Masters degree in Coaching Studies, UVic 

Lynden Sammartino, Goaltending Coach

Goaltending Coach for the Victoria Royals (WHL)

LSGC Goaltending (click here)

Sam Waterfield, Guest Instructor

Head coach Saanich Jr. Braves

Dr. Howie Wenger, Consultant 

Professor Exercise Physiology, UVic
Author of several books on high performance training and hockey fitness
Has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, Team Canada, and the New York Rangers
Co-authored a book with Wayne Gretzky
Presently fitness consultant with St. Louis Blues

Brad Cook, Head Instructor

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