KIRKLAND LAKE GOLDMINERS COACHING STAFF
Head Coach & General Manager
Ryan, a Winnipeg, Manitoba native, joins the GoldMiners organization after a highly successful run in the GMHL where he compiled a career record including playoffs of 191-33-4.
Starting with the Bradford Bulls in 2013-14, the Tottenham Steam from 2014-2016 and last season with the New Tecumseth Civics , Ryan's teams won 4 straight Division Championships along with 2 Russell Cup Championships, one with the Bulls and one with the Steam.
As Head Coach & General Manager in the Greater Metro Hockey League, Ryan has helped advance 15 players to the NCAA D3 level, 4 to the CIS, 11 to the European minor pro leagues and 6 to ACHA D1 programs.
Ryan a former referee, Hockey Canada Ref level 4 & USA Hockey level 3, officiated in the USHL, NAHL, SPHL, IHL & CHL from 2006-2012, including the Turner Cup finals (IHL).
Well connected through officiating, plus his work as Co-creator, Director & Head Coach, with Showcase Hockey Development, providing athletes exposure to junior and College coaches.
Ryan also served as Canadian Scout for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the NAHL.
Ryan has also been actively involved as a Coach/Instructor with World Hockey Center summer camps. Through these ventures, Ryan has the reputation of being 'an ace recruiter'.
Assistant Coach Jed Allick begins his third season on the GoldMiners staff, as Coach Lafleur’s lead assistant. Jed was the head coach of the Kirkland Lake Legion 87’s at the “AAA” Midget Level as well as the OCAA (Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association) level with the Northern College Huskies.
Jed is a former long time Minor Hockey coach in Kirkland Lake, where he also worked on skill development in clinics and various Northern Ontario hockey schools. As well, Jed is a Certified Development Level II coach in the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA). On the GoldMiners staff, Jed primarily works with the forwards, and the offensive side of the game.
Paul is entering his third season on Head Coach & GM Marc Lafleur’s coaching staff. Paul is a Certified Level II coach. Prior to joining the Miners staff, Paul coached in the Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association at various levels for 5 years. As well during his 25 year career as a referee, he spent 12 as an NOHA linesman, he worked many games at the Jr. A level. Together with Head Coach Marc Lafleur, Paul works extensively with our defence group.
Bryan Bertoncello, joined Coach Marc Lafleur's staff last season as a goaltending coach. Bryan has extensive coaching experience in minor hockey, as well as serving as goaltending coach/consultant, for a number of years with the AAA Midget KL Legion 87's. As a player, Bryan was the Great North Midget League Goalie of the Year, for the Soo, in the 90's as well as spending parts of 2 seasons with the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds in the OHL. Bryan always has a great rapport with his young netminders due to his easy-going persona, a welcome addition to the staff.
Doug Bolger begins his first season on Marc Lafleur's staff. The Kirkland Laker played for the Legion 87's AAA Midgets, "back in the day". Then spent a few years playing junior hockey, wrapping up his playing career, spending 2 years with the Temiskaming Titans of the GMHL. A forward by trade, Doug will be working with the GoldMiners forwards group, along with lead assistant Jed Allick. Doug says he relishes this opportunity, to learn from Coach Lafleur, and feels he has a lot to contribute, given the fact he is a recently retired player and can relate to the Junior aged kids pretty well.