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Dave Cameron: Head On-ice Instructor & Program Manager, JHD

Background: Dave started coaching young players with their skating before starting to focus on individual skill development. He’s worked with players of all skill-levels, from the NHL to those taking their first stride in a pair of skates. With over 25 years of coaching experience, Dave provides players with an experience where they can work and learn at the same time. Dave is currently the skating and skills coach for the Winnipeg Jets & Manitoba Moose, while also working with the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL), Winnipeg Freeze (MJHL), Winnipeg AAA, Winnipeg Ice (Female), Twins, Rangers, Canadians and more.

Dave enjoys playing sports with his daughter as well as watching her play sports. He enjoys playing golf, walking the family dog, watching movies, playing cards and biking.

Sporting Background: Dave grew up and played minor hockey in Winnipeg, MB before playing over five years in the WHL and ECHL in 300+ games. In 1998, Dave was then drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 3rd round (80th overall) of the NHL draft. He then returned to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba where he obtained a degree in Kinesiology before starting his coaching career.

Fun Fact: Dave wrote a book called “Coaching Hockey with Small Area Games” and is working on a second book called “Developing Defensemen.”

Email: dcameron@tnse.com

Phone: 204-926-5876

Devin Himpe

Background: Devin graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2015 with a degree in Recreation Management and Community Development. He holds his High Performance 1 coaching certification as well as his Hockey Canada Skills Coaching certification. Devin also helps to instruct coaching education programs for Hockey Manitoba throughout the year. With over 10 years of hockey coaching experience, Devin has been a part of the UofM Bisons Men’s hockey team since 2015, video coach for u16 Team Manitoba, assistant coach at the 2023 Canada Winter Games, and has been an assistant coach with Team Canada for the 2019 FISU World University Games.

Sporting Background: Devin played minor hockey in Parkland as his hometown growing up was Dauphin, MB. After playing u18 AAA with the Parkland Rangers, he played with the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL before deciding to further his education at the University of Manitoba. While in school he decided to continue playing junior hockey with the Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins of the MMJHL.

Fun Fact: Devin beat the first Mario on Nintendo when he was only four years old.

Email: dhimpe@tnse.com

Brett Wur

Background: Brett has obtained his bachelor’s in human kinetics – sports and leisure management from Trinity Western University, Hockey Canada Skills Coach Certification and High Performance 1 Coaching Certification. Brett brings in over 10 years of coaching experience of working with players from all types of skill levels, from the grassroots of hockey to professional players. In the later parts of his playing career, Brett started coaching as an assistant Hockey Canada Skills Academy instructor, and as an assistant coach for the Trinity Western Women’s hockey team while in B.C and has been a part of the Jets Hockey Development team for over three years.

Sporting Background: Growing up, Brett played several sports and even played on the Manitoba Provincial Volleyball team. He played three seasons of Junior Hockey in Manitoba and Ontario, five seasons combined of College Hockey in the United States and Trinity Western and played a season of pro hockey in Germany.

Fun Fact: Brett attended the Men’s Gold Medal hockey game at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Email: bwur@tnse.com

Max Gardiner

Background: Max graduated from Oak Park High School in 2016. He then attended the University of Manitoba and obtained an arts degree, majoring in Criminology with a minor in Family Social Sciences with the goal of attending law school. During his time studying, he began coaching part-time which eventually changed his career path. Max has been a part of the coaching staff for the Men’s hockey team for Oak Park since 2019, with 2023 being his first year as their Head Coach. Max has been a skills coach for over five years and is in the middle of completing his Hockey Canada Skills Certification.

Sporting Background: Growing up, Max has played many sports, including soccer, inline hockey, track & field, badminton, volleyball, and hockey. After finishing with minor hockey, Max played four seasons for the Charleswood Hawks in the MMJHL.

Fun Fact: Max is the third person in his immediate family who has made coaching a career.

Email: mgardiner@tnse.com

Reagan O’Grady

Background: Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Reagan has joined Jets Hockey Development after playing at a high-level of hockey for majority of his hockey career. Since retiring, Reagan has held positions in many different capacities in the hockey world such as, scouting, player development, and coaching at various levels including Minor Hockey, Junior Hockey, and the OHL.

Sporting Background: Reagan started playing hockey at the age of five. Up until his draft year, he played in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) and was then drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) by the Kingston Frontenacs. Before he retired from hockey (for health-related reasons), Reagan played over 300 games in the OHL while also representing his country for Team Canada Black at the u17 World Challenge Cup. In 2017, Reagan was invited to the Toronto Maple Leaf’s development camp in 2017. In his free time during the Spring and Summer seasons, Reagan enjoys playing golf with his friends and family.

Fun Fact: Reagan is one of the alternate color commentators for the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Email: rogrady@tnse.com