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2019-20 Coaches

High School VARSITY

Daryl Wademan

Playing background:

  • Two seasons Pacific Coast Hockey League (Tri-City, Fresno)

Coaching background:

  • 18 years youth hockey (SCAHA)
  • Two years High School (Long Beach Prep, Vegas Jr. Golden Knights)
  • Three seasons AAA (Cal Senators 12U, Jr. Kings 15U, Jr. Ducks 16U)
  • 17 years AA (Cal Senators, Cal Stars, LA Hockey Club, LA Jr. Kings, Orange County Hockey Club)

16AA

Wally Lacroix

Playing background:

  • Six years PWCHL (Las Vegas, Reno, El Paso)
  • Four years roller hockey (Pro Beach, Intercontinental league)
  • Four years junior (St-Hubert, Iberville, Pembrooke, St-Jean)
  • Four years high school (St Francis Xavier)

Coaching background:

  • Two years head coach junior hockey (Las Vegas Gold Minors)
  • Two years head coach Vegas Jr. Golden Knights
  • One year Midget AAA (Las Vegas Outlaws)
  • One year high school (St. Francis Xavier)
  • 11 years (Nevada Youth Hockey)

Other experience:

  • Executive Board Jr. Golden Knights
  • Coach in chief two years Las Vegas Rebels
  • Director Las Vegas Roller Hockey five years (Crystal Palace)
  • Refereed 14 years Professional Hockey (ECHL)

 Todd Owen

Playing background:

  • Nine years (Perinton Youth Hockey)
  • One year (Rochester Junior Americans Jr B)
  • Two years (Monroe Community College)

Coaching background:

  • One year (Nevada Storm Midget AA)
  • One year (Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Bantam AA)
  • One year (Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Midget AA)

Other experience:

  • Two years USA Hockey Official Development Program
  • One year Western Hockey League Official
  • 14 years ECHL Official

14AA

Frank Salcido

Playing background:

  • Southern California All Star Team, Midget Division (1973)
  • AHAUS National Junior A Championship Tournament (1973)
  • St. Catharines Blackhawks Camp (O.H.A) (1975)
  • Los Angeles Jr. Kings Junior B
  • 13 years PSHL (Los Angeles Bruins)

Coaching background:

  • Eight years at the AAA level
  • Seven years at the AA level
  • One year as head coach with Loyola Marymount University in ACHA Division III

Other experience:

  • Evaluator, Pacific District Select Camps
  • Presenter, USA Hockey Coaching Clinics
  • CAHA Board of Directors

 Brian Salcido

Playing background:

  • Four seasons between the NHL/AHL (Portland Pirates, Anaheim Ducks, Iowa Chops, and Manitoba Moose)
  • Eight years in Europe’s top professional leagues (Liiga, Finland; Extraliga, Czech Republic; DEL, Germany; KHL, Russia; Allsvenskan, Sweden)
  • Team USA 2011 (Deutschland Cup)
  • Three years NCAA D1 (Colorado College)
  • Three years Shattuck St. Mary’s High School, Faribault, MN

Coaching background:

  • 2017-18 Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Squirt B Coach
  • Co-owner High Stakes Hockey
  • Instructor Robby Glantz Power Skating

Other experience:

  • Drafted by the Anaheim Ducks (2005)
  • First born and developed player from Southern California to play for the Anaheim Ducks
  • “Black Ace” on Anaheim’s 2007 Stanley Cup team
  • Midget AAA National Champion, Shattuck St. Mary’s (2003)
  • Two AHL All-Star Selections (2008-09, 2009-10)
  • NCAA Frozen Four appearance (2006)

 Matt Johnson

Playing background:

  • NCAA Division I and Division  III (Norwich, Providence)
  • Division I Prep School  (Tilton School)
  • U16 AAA  (Valley Junior Warriors)

Coaching background:

  • One year head coach –U14 AA VJGK
  • One year head coach – East Coast Spartans U18 AAA
  • One year head coach – U12 AAA NS Wings
  • Two years assistant coach – NCAA Tufts University
  • Two years assistant coach – Las Vegas Storm WSHL
  • Two years head coach  - Nevada Storm – U12 AA and U14 AA
  • Two years head coach – Islanders Hockey Club – USPHL Juniors
  • Four years assistant coach – St. Mary’s High School – MIAA Division 1

Other experience:

  • Owner – High Stakes Hockey – Player Development – One year
  • Hockey Director Jr. Storm; Two Years
  • Skill Development Director NS Wings AAA Program, Two years
  • Player Development Director CN Hockey, Four years
  • Regional Scout, USHL – Tri-City Storm- Two years
  • Central Scouting  - NAHL – One year
  • Regional Scout, NAHL – Minnesota Wilderness – One year
  • Director of West Coast Scouting -  One year – Twin City Thunder NCDC
  • USA Hockey Player Development Camps – Pacific and New England Regions
  • Coach – CCM Showcase – Denver
  • Coach – Elite Edge Showcase – Nashville
  • Coach – Global Showcase – Las Vegas
  • Coach – Hockey Night in Boston Summer Showcase
  • Skating Instructor for Paul Vincent Power Skating – Two years

14A

Dustin Coldren

Playing background:

  • Mite – Junior B AAA & AA ( MYHA Syracuse Stars Hockey)
  • Five Seasons as a AAA goalie 10U – Junior B ( MYHA Syracuse Stars Hockey)

Coaching background:

  • USA Level 4 Coach
  • Two years Boys Hockey (Syracuse Stars 10u AAA)
  • Five years Boys Hockey (Syracuse Blazers 98s AA)
  • Six Years Boys Hockey (Syracuse Blazers 02s AA)
  • Twenty plus years youth coaching experience

Other experience:

  • Syracuse Youth Hockey Director of Players and Coaches Development, five years
  • Key Director in starting and developing Syracuse Youth Hockey Association
  • Implemented single birth year model for Syracuse Youth Hockey Association
  • Head Instructor Syracuse University summer hockey camps, three years
  • Private Goalie Coach Instructor, ten years

14A GIRLS

Lauren Kuhn

Playing background:

  • Two years Women’s Hockey (Colorado Springs)
  • One season High School Hockey (Dallas Ice Jets)
  • Three years Girls Hockey (Lone Star Wolves 16U)

Coaching background:

  • One year Skills Coach (Vegas Jr. Golden Knights)
  • Two seasons Youth Hockey (City National Arena)
  • Four years Youth Hockey (Jr. Americans 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U)
  • Four years Youth Hockey (Stonebriar Ice 10U, 12U)

Other experience:

  • Learn to Skate Instructor, eight years
  • Learn to Play Hockey Instructor, eight years
  • Youth Hockey Development Coach, one year

Dell Truax

Playing background:

  • NY JR Islanders, MJHL
  • Shawville Pontiacs, EOJHL

Coaching background:

  • Over 27 years coaching experience, 8U thru HS, Rec level thru AAA
  • LI Rebels Hockey Tier 2
  • LI Royals Hockey Tier 1
  • Durango Youth Hockey
  • Colorado Select Girls Hockey
  • Nevada Storm Youth Hockey
  • Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Hockey

Other experience:

  • Co Coaching Director Colorado Select Girls Hockey
  • Hockey Director Durango Youth Hockey
  • Organized and coached two teams at Quebec International PeeWee Tournoi
  • USAH CEP Instructor
  • USAH coach/ evaluator Pacific District Camp and Wyoming state Camp
  • USAH coach Western Regional Bantam Camp at Colorado College
  • Created Girls Development Program in Colorado
  • Completed NARCE USAH Hockey Director program track 1 and 2
  • Member of Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Development team

12AA

Clayton Stoner

Playing background:

  • 10 years NHL (Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks, Vegas Golden Knights)
  • Five years AHL (Houston Aeros)
  • Three years (Tri-City Americans)

Coaching background:

  • "Learn To Play" coach
  • VJGK skills coach

 Scott Jacko

Playing background:

  • Two years, Arizona State University
  • Two years, Kimberley Dynamites

Coaching background:

  • Five years Assistant Coach at Arizona State University
  • One year VJGK Squirt A
  • Two years East High School Varsity Program
  • One year Women’s Hockey Program Alaska

Other experience:

  • Board of Directors at Desert Youth Hockey Association, three years
  • General Counsel Titan Sports Management, four years
  • VP Arizona State University Hockey Alumni, four years

12A

Cody Castro

Playing background:

  • Three seasons of Major Jr. WHL (Lethbridge, TriCity, Portland)
  • Two seasons of Jr. A Hockey (NAHL, BCHL, MHL)
  • Three years of Canadian College Hockey SAIT Polytechnic (ACAC)
  • One year of professional hockey SPHL (Columbus, Mississippi, Pensacola)

Coaching background:

  • One year 14A Head Coach Vegas Jr. Golden Knights

Other experience:

  • Two years hockey skills coach (NV)

Jeff Bruckner

Playing background:

  • One Season of club hockey (Lake County Community College)

Coaching background:

  • 2018- 2019 Season- Head Coach 12U A Team (Vegas Junior Golden Knights)
  • 2017- 2018 Season- Head Coach 18U High School Team (Vegas Junior Golden Knights)
  • 2016- 2017 Season- Head Coach 18U High School Team (Nevada Storm)
  • 2015- 2016 Season- Head Coach 10U & 12U A Teams (Nevada Storm)
  • 2014- 2015 Season- Head Coach 10U & 12U A Teams (LA Junior Kings)
  • 2013- 2014 Season- Head Coach 10U & 10U BB Teams (LA Junior Kings)
  • 2012- 2013 Season- Head Coach 10U B Team & Club Goalie Coach (LA Junior Kings)
  • 2011- 2012 Season- Head Coach 12U B Team, Club Goalie Coach, ADM Coordinator (LA Hockey Club)
  • 2010- 2011 Season- Assistant Coach 14U A Team, Club Goalie Coach, ADM Coordinator (LA Hockey Club)
  • 2009- 2010 Season- Head Coach 10U A Team, Goalie Coach (Anaheim Wildcats)
  • 2008- 2009 Season- Head Coach 10U B Team, Goalie Coach (Anaheim Wildcats)
  • 2007- 2008 Season- Director of Hockey, Asst Coach 18U AA Team (Las Vegas Ice Cats)
  • 2006- 2007 Season- Director of Hockey, Head Coach 8U Team (Las Vegas Ice Cats)
  • 2005-2006 Season- House League Director (Las Vegas Outlaws)

Other experience:

  • 2012-present- Nevada Coach In Chief, CEP Regional Manager for USA Hockey
  • 2014-2018- Nevada ADM Coordinator & Player Development Coordinator

12A GIRLS

Jeremy Beyor

Playing background:

  • One-year CIHL (Reno Express)
  • Two-years ACHA (West Los Angeles College)

Coaching background:

  • Co-Owner/Head goaltending coach – Black Diamond Hockey Academy
  • Owner/Head coach LA Knights Hockey Club (Mites through Midget)

Other experience:

  • Hockey Director - Marina Del Rey Inline Sports Center
  • Hockey Director - Toyota Sports Center (LA Kings practice facility)
  • Manager/Hockey Director – Marina Inline Skate Club
  • Hockey Director – Cal Skate Fresno
  • Manager/Hockey Director – Inland Empire Roller Hockey
  • 15+ years of coaching and officiating

Dell Truax

Playing background:

  • NY JR Islanders, MJHL
  • Shawville Pontiacs, EOJHL

Coaching background:

  • Over 27 years coaching experience, 8U thru HS, Rec level thru AAA
  • LI Rebels Hockey Tier 2
  • LI Royals Hockey Tier 1
  • Durango Youth Hockey
  • Colorado Select Girls Hockey
  • Nevada Storm Youth Hockey
  • Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Hockey

Other experience:

  • Co Coaching Director Colorado Select Girls Hockey
  • Hockey Director Durango Youth Hockey
  • Organized and coached two teams at Quebec International PeeWee Tournoi
  • USAH CEP Instructor
  • USAH coach/ evaluator Pacific District Camp and Wyoming state Camp
  • USAH coach Western Regional Bantam Camp at Colorado College
  • Created Girls Development Program in Colorado
  • Completed NARCE USAH Hockey Director program track 1 and 2
  • Member of Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Development team

10U '09

 Brian Salcido

Playing background:

  • Four seasons between the NHL/AHL (Portland Pirates, Anaheim Ducks, Iowa Chops, and Manitoba Moose)
  • Eight years in Europe’s top professional leagues (Liiga, Finland; Extraliga, Czech Republic; DEL, Germany; KHL, Russia; Allsvenskan, Sweden)
  • Team USA 2011 (Deutschland Cup)
  • Three years NCAA D1 (Colorado College)
  • Three years Shattuck St. Mary’s High School, Faribault, MN

Coaching background:

  • 2017-18 Vegas Jr. Golden Knights Squirt B Coach
  • Co-owner High Stakes Hockey
  • Instructor Robby Glantz Power Skating

Other experience:

  • Drafted by the Anaheim Ducks (2005)
  • First born and developed player from Southern California to play for the Anaheim Ducks
  • “Black Ace” on Anaheim’s 2007 Stanley Cup team
  • Midget AAA National Champion, Shattuck St. Mary’s (2003)
  • Two AHL All-Star Selections (2008-09, 2009-10)
  • NCAA Frozen Four appearance (2006)

Matt Johnson

Playing background:

  • NCAA Division I and Division  III (Norwich, Providence)
  • Division I Prep School  (Tilton School)
  • U16 AAA  (Valley Junior Warriors)

Coaching background:

  • One year head coach –U14 AA VJGK
  • One year head coach – East Coast Spartans U18 AAA
  • One year head coach – U12 AAA NS Wings
  • Two years assistant coach – NCAA Tufts University
  • Two years assistant coach – Las Vegas Storm WSHL
  • Two years head coach  - Nevada Storm – U12 AA and U14 AA
  • Two years head coach – Islanders Hockey Club – USPHL Juniors
  • Four years assistant coach – St. Mary’s High School – MIAA Division 1

Other experience:

  • Owner – High Stakes Hockey – Player Development – One year
  • Hockey Director Jr. Storm; Two Years
  • Skill Development Director NS Wings AAA Program, Two years
  • Player Development Director CN Hockey, Four years
  • Regional Scout, USHL – Tri-City Storm- Two years
  • Central Scouting  - NAHL – One year
  • Regional Scout, NAHL – Minnesota Wilderness – One year
  • Director of West Coast Scouting -  One year – Twin City Thunder NCDC
  • USA Hockey Player Development Camps – Pacific and New England Regions
  • Coach – CCM Showcase – Denver
  • Coach – Elite Edge Showcase – Nashville
  • Coach – Global Showcase – Las Vegas
  • Coach – Hockey Night in Boston Summer Showcase
  • Skating Instructor for Paul Vincent Power Skating – Two years

Frank Salcido

Playing background:

  • Southern California All Star Team, Midget Division (1973)
  • AHAUS National Junior A Championship Tournament (1973)
  • St. Catharines Blackhawks Camp (O.H.A) (1975)
  • Los Angeles Jr. Kings Junior B
  • 13 years PSHL (Los Angeles Bruins)

Coaching background:

  • Eight years at the AAA level
  • Seven years at the AA level
  • One year as head coach with Loyola Marymount University in ACHA Division III

Other experience:

  • Evaluator, Pacific District Select Camps
  • Presenter, USA Hockey Coaching Clinics
  • CAHA Board of Directors

10U '10

Ryan Mattison

Playing background:

  • Four years NCAA D3 (SUNY Potsdam)
  • Two seasons Junior Whalers (Newington, CT)
  • One year PG at Canterbury School (New Milford, CT)
  • Four years Unionville High School, Junior Flyers, CCSC (West Chester, PA)

Coaching background:

  • One year with Las Vegas Flames
  • One year Head Coach 12U B Las Vegas Jr. Knights
  • Five years skills coach in Las Vegas
  • Five years summer hockey camps

Other experience:

  • International Distribution Manager UFC, five years
  • Post Production Coordinator UFC, eight years
  • Safesport certified
  • USA Hockey certified
  • BA In Business 2006 SUNY Potsdam
  • New York State Coaching certification

Tom Lackas

Playing background:

  • Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • Western New York Amateur Hockey League

Coaching background:

  • USA Level Four Coach
  • 10 years coaching 8U thru 14U AA

GOALIE COACH

Alex Bjerk

Skills Coaches

Jeff May

JJ Hartman

Chris Francis

Brian Salcido

Nick Robone

Lauren Kuhn

Cole Volmer

Shaun Stackhouse

Misko Antisin

Jack Walchessen

POWER SKATING COACH

Chad Goodwin