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The Coaching Staff


Head Coach

Richard Schoeneich

La Sarre, Quebec native Richard Schoeneich was named the new Goldminers Head Coach, at the start of January, 2023. Richard is a longtime coach in Quebec, serving in his 14th year as a coach. Starting in 2008 with Val d'Or AA Bantams as an assistant, then with Amos Forestiers AAA Midgets. Richard was an assistant for the Abitibi-Temiscamigue Regional team at 3 different Quebec Winter Games, as well as coaching the Rouyn-Noranda Citadelles minor midgets.

Richard comes to the Kirkland Lake Goldminers after 4 years with Les Gaillards Cegep Abitibi-Temiscamigue, one year as interim Head Coach, then the last 3 as an assistant on Maxime Boisclair's staff.

Richard brings a fresh energy to the dressing room, and is a big proponent of using video to demonstrate the correct way of doing things. Richard is thrilled to work with Assistant coaches Rick Witty and Jed Allick, along with coaching consultant Tom Sinclair.

Richard Schoeneich can be reached at 1-819-763-9568, or


                                                                           ASSISTANT COACH

                                                                               RICK WITTY

Rick Witty joins the Goldminers coaching staff in a full time capacity as an assistant coach for the 2022-23 season.

Rick has an extensive hockey background as a player, executive, official, coach and broadcaster. He captained the Cambrian College Golden Shield to an OCAA North Division Championship as a player.  He has been a long time member of the local minor hockey executive.  As a Hockey Canada official, he was a referee at many Regional, National and World Championship tournaments. He has also coached at the minor hockey level, AAA midget, OCAA and NOSSA high school hockey. He recently served as the official voice of the Goldminers and Cochrane Crunch on HockeyTV.

Rick looks forward to the task of working with and developing the talented young elite level Junior A hockey players of the NOJHL.


Jed Allick


The Goldminers are thrillled to have veteran Assistant Coach Jed Allick back on the bench after a couple of years off, the longtime GNML AAA bench boss of the KL Legion 87's and Goldminers assistant dating back to the Goldminers beginning, will work with the forwards group, under Head Coach Richard Schoeneich.


Director of Hockey Operations

Barry Ferguson


Barry Ferguson continues in his role as Kirkland Lake GoldMiners Director of Hockey Operations, overseeing the day to day activities of the club. Barry can be reached at,, or 1-705-568-7273.