The Maple Leaf Athletic Club would like to announce our coaching staff for the upcoming 2018/2019 season. We would like to welcome returning coaches and new head coaches to our MLAC Family. Congratulations and we look forward to a successful season. Good Luck to everyone.
Major Midget-Stephen Anderson
Stephen Anderson is a Professional Power Skating and Elite Hockey Coach- In the Hockey world if you are a Bantam level player or higher chances are you would have seen or skated with Stephen or seen him around the rink. Skating as early as 5 am with students to as late as 11Pm or at a local community event.Stephen is heavily involved within the City of Edmonton and multiple associations as he believes no athletic should be disadvantaged from having the ability to attend the best programs available;
I do not believe that doing the same thing over and over will achieve a different result. Players need state of the art, creatively crafted, and executed to perfection to deliver maximum learning and leverage to all participants, you cannot get better if you don’t understand the process and have a detailed plan on how to measure and achieve these goals. Through the hundreds of Athletics that Stephen has trained from as far East as Newfoundland to the western British Columbia Interior, Stephen has earned the reputation of being able to successfully hone in on areas of a players game and dramatically increase a players competitive edge. This is how a basic philosophy emerged: “Any player of any ability can improve performance by focusing on what we believe are the four most essential aspects of Hockey; Balance, Efficiency, Speed, and Agility.”
Stephen is a solid community supporter and instils the same values in his players. The midget players from his team collectively provided over 400 hours of community service volunteering with organizations such as the Bissell Centre, the Mustard Seed etc. These commitments were instrumental in South Side Athletic Club’s award for Community Involvement awarded by Hockey Edmonton.
Kyle has 12 years of coaching experience under his belt. This will be his 1st with MLAC. He is coming off of 3 years coaching at the Jr C level. Kyle is passionate about hockey and loves the offensive aspects of the game and truly allows players to use creativity. Away from the rink Kyle lives with his girlfriend and his baby boy, and can be found keeping busy with his love for all sports.
Minor Midget AAA-Terence Scott
Terence is entering his 16th year coaching club hockey and his 11th year as a head coach. Terence has coached Midget AAA on three different occasions and this will be his 5th year coaching Minor Midget AAA. He has also been involved with Alberta Cup 5 times in his career between coaching and evaluating players in the High Performance stream for Hockey Alberta. He grew up playing hockey in Spruce Grove were he won two league titles and two provincial championships as a player in Midget hockey and won Rookie of the Year in his first year of junior. Terence also is a teacher and a hockey instructor for a school in the Edmonton Public School board and has been at his current school now since 2012. He is now entering his 14th year as a teacher and enjoys helping young athletes strive in the classroom and on the ice. His strengths as a coach is his ability to teach the game, developing players into well rounded individuals both on and off the ice, and creating a safe, positive environment for players grow together as a team in.
Assistant Coach Ben Botterill
Ben is in his 1st year coaching MLAC Minor Midget AAA and his 6th year of coaching. He grew up playing elite level hockey through Sherwood Park minor hockey and the Sherwood Park Kings Athletic club. His strengths include being experienced in elite club hockey and on the defensive side of the game. Ben has a great ability of motivating and teaching players both on and off the ice.
Assistant Coach Justin Canning
Justin has 13 years of goalie experience. This will be his first year coaching with MLAC Minor Midget AAA’s and is entering his 2nd year of coaching. He knows and appreciates the skills necessary to play, encourages sportsmanship and he respects the commitment, dedication and discipline required at this level of club hockey.
Rem AA-Matt Lister
I Have been involved in both playing and coaching elite level hockey for over 50 years. Currently in my 2nd year with MLAC. I also spend time scouting for the Camrose Kodiaks and player development with Anderson Hockey. Skill development is my number one priority and is essential for all players to enjoy success at any level. My philosophy is that you have to make hockey fun for the individual while at the same time develop the player physically, mentally and emotionally and also to be a “Team” player both on and off the ice. My goal is to build confidence in each individual and to have a positive influence in their future endeavours.
Bantam AAA-Tim Tymchuk
Started my passion or coaching career in 1981 at the community grass roots level. This truly is where I believe coaching is essential and as important as the club level. My passion grew to include Rep then Club programs where I’m currently employed.
- 9 years of Community League from Tom Thumb to Midgets split between Balwin, Belvedere, Delwood, Beacon, Beverly, KGR, Londonderry and Harisine
- 12 years of Rep hockey with the NEZ Northstars, NEZ Eagles and NEZ Braves. From Novice 1/2, Atom 1, Peewee 1 Bantam 1/3 and Midget
- 16 years of Club hockey with the following organizations. MLAC - BAA, BAAA, MMAAA, MAAA, KC - BAAA, MMAAA, CAC - BAAA, Ft Sask - MMAAA, MAAA
- 15 years of spring/summer coaching experience... NAA, NAS, St Ab Rebels and Alberta River Kings
- 10years as Head Instructor for St Ab Ice Dogs Hockey School(Novice-Midget)
- 5 years as Head Instructor for DC’s Elite No Frills just Drills Hockey Camp(Atom-Midget)
Scouted for over 12 years in the following leagues
AJHL - Camrose, Lloyd, GP, Sh Park
SJHL - Nipiwan Hawks
BCJHL - Nanaimo Klippers
- 3 times won Coach of the Year
- 3 times won MHW
- Inaugural winning coaches of the
- Edmonton Oilers Under Armour Cup
- NCCP Dev 1 & 2 certified
- NCCP HP1 certified
I believe at any level to be successful you need to believe in your players, get to know them like they are your own. Gain their respect, trust and confidence where they believe you truly want to make them a better player and person. Me and my staff not only promote these important traits but add in a “Team First Concept”. We Combine that with both team and individual skill development, dry land, spin class, hot yoga and video sessions. However our biggest and most important asset is our player/coach bond and relationships we grow with our players. We aren’t only building great boys into great Youngmen. We are teaching life lessons thru team concepts, preparing players for beyond the game itself.
Steffon has been involved with the great game of hockey for over 15 years. He is entering his 2nd season with MLAC, having previously served as an assistant coach with the MAA team. He also has experience developing players at the Peewee level as well as scouting for the Kelowna Chiefs of the KIJHL. Steffon is a motivator and a student of the game. He brings along a wealth of knowledge, passion and energy and is constantly seeking new ways to improve his methods.
His philosophy is based on respect, hard work and fun.