Wade has been passionate about hockey since a very young age. His playing career has involved almost every level of Hockey in North America and Europe. He has played Jr. A, WHL, ECHL, CIS and European Pro hockey. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and was a part of their organization for 3 years where he attended 3 NHL camps and 3 development camps. He played in the Top Prospects game in 2000 Cherry vs Orr and has attended an AHL training camp.
Wade is certified in coaching through the National Coaching Certification Program. He has a University degree from the University of Calgary and coaching courses from Mount Royal University.
Wade is now fortunate to be able to pass on the knowledge and experience he has acquired. He has developed a special skill to be able to teach players by relating to and understanding what they need to improve their abilities. Wade provides an environment where kids excel by learning to develop specific hockey skills while having fun. He focuses on building confidence and encouraging a positive attitude while helping players to develop those skills.
Wade has been working with kids in hockey since 1998. He has been running Hockey camps since 2000 and has experience teaching all aspects of hockey from Checking to Shooting and everything in between. Wade has helped to improve the skills of teams and players from all over the World.
Wade believes that “the better you are at something the more fun you have, the more fun you have the better you get”. Ultimately, FUN is what hockey and sport are all about.
Bachelor of Geography from the University of Calgary
NCCP Level 2 Coaching Certification
•2008-2009 HYS The Hague, Holland, Eredivisie
•2004-2008 Calgary Dinos, CIS
•2003-2004 Idaho Steelheads, ECHL
•1998-2003 Calgary Hitmen, WHL
•2002-2003 Kamloops Blazers, WHL
•2000 Calgary Flames NHL Draft Choice
•2000 CHL Top Prospects Game Orr vs. Cherry
•1997-1998 Fernie Ghostriders Jr.A, RMJHL
Hockey School Experience:
As a head instructor...
•2007-Present Torjager Hockey School, Calgary AB
•2003-2004 Chris Marinucci Hockey School, Boise ID
As an associate head instructor...
•2005-2007 University of Calgary Dinos Hockey School, Calgary AB
As an instructor...
•2004-2007 Torjager Hockey School, Calgary AB
•2004 University of Calgary Dinos Hockey School, Calgary AB
•2000-2001 Rocky Mountain Hockey School, Fernie BC
As an attendee...
•2001 Stefany Hanlen Power Skating School, Kamloops BC
•1999 David Roy Power Skating School, Kelowna BC
•1994 Audrey Bakewell Power Skating School, Kelowna BC
•1989-1993 Hockey West Hockey Schools, Nelson BC
Mark Matheson - Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Jade Galbraith - Braehead Clan (England)
Ryan Corry - Lyon Lions (France)
Tyler Fiddler - U of Calgary
Spencer Edwards - U of Calgary
Cory Pritz - U of Calgary
Brett McNevin - La Ronge (SJHL)
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Okotoks Oilers (TBA)