KIRKLAND LAKE GOLDMINERS COACHING STAFF
The Kirkland Lake GoldMiners are thrilled to announce the hiring of Trevor Ritchie as our GM and Head Coach for the 2019/2020 season.
Trevor comes to Kirkland Lake after two seasons with the Elliot Lake Wildcats. Prior to Trevor's time in Elliot Lake he spent time with the Flin Flon Bombers, Barrie AAA Program and Lakehead University's Womens program in Orillia, Ontario.
Trevor's experience doesn't stop there, Trevor also runs a Spring Hockey Program, RP Hockey, that is entering its 12th season.
GoldMiners Director of Hockey Operations Derek Callahan says, "Trevor impressed us from the start, with his knowledge of our organization, players and coaching staff." Callahan adds, " the benefit of him coming over from Elliot Lake, is that he knows the league, he knows the calibre of player and importantly, the calibre of coach in this league."
Trevor and his wife Michelle and children, Hank and Blayke look forward making Kirkland Lake their new home, and joining the GoldMiners Family.
Advisor & Consultant
Dr Tom is back on the Goldminers staff as an adviser and consultant for Coach & GM Trevor Ritchie. 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.
Tom works extensively with the GoldMiners defense group, and brings a calm demeanor to the rink every day.
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.
Bryan Bertoncello, is back for his fifth 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, but sometimes fiery persona, a huge part of Trevor Ritchie's staff.
Veteran assistant Coach Jed Allick returns to Coach Trevor Ritchie'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 fifth season with the GoldMiners, brings a 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 Ritchie is glad to have Jed back as part of his staff, to rely on his creativity and NOJHL experience.