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'.
Goldminers Head Coach & GM Ryan Wood has announced the addition of longtime New Liskeard Coach Simon Chartrand, to the Goldminers staff.
Simon joins the Goldminers after serving as New Liskeard Cubs AAA Midget Hockey Club Head Coach, in the Great North Midget League, last season. Prior to that, from 2012-2016 and from 2002-2005 Simon served as an assistant on the AAA Cubs staff. Simon also served as an On Ice Instructor at Raising the Bar Hockey Training Program, from 2013-2015. Having played in the North, from the Cubs through Jr in Rayside Balfour, to Canadian University hockey, at Laurentian University, Simon is well acquainted with the Northern Ontario hockey community.
Bryan Bertoncello, begins his third season as GoldMiners 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.
Veteran assistant Coach Jed Allick returns to Coach Ryan Wood's GoldMiners coaching staff. Jed brings a wealth of experience to Coach Wood's staff, having been Head Coach with the Kirkland Lake Legion 87's AAA Midgets in the Great North Midget League. Jed was also a longtime Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association Coach and served as an instructor at numerous NOHA Development camps over the years.
Jed, in his third season with the GoldMiners, brings an creative offensive mind to the game and a calm demeanour behind the bench. Although, due to work considerations, Jed will serve in a part-time capacity, Coach Wood is glad to have Jed back as part of his staff, to rely on his creativity and NOJHL experience.
Advisor & Consultant
Dr Tom joins the Goldminers staff as an advisor and consultant for Coach & GM Ryan Wood. Over the years with the Gold Miners Tom has contributed to the development of the program in many ways from coaching to construction of team facilities. He has had long career as a high school teacher/coach and involvement in hockey as a coach, scout, administrator and clinician. He is an Advanced Level Coach in the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) and has been a Master Course Conductor and Master Mentor in the CHA.. He has presented at over 100 clinics from Initiation to Advanced in the CHA in addition to being a Level 111 Theory Instructor in the National Coaching Certification Program. Tom also designed and supervised the Gold Miner Study Hall and promotions of players beyond the junior level. Tom holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.