New coaches for Junior A team

The Valley Wildcats have hired a new goalie coach, Ryan Fisher.

With twelve years of playing experience, and having been trained by some of the best NHL goalie coaches in North America, Ryan Fisher has a unique perspective on what works when training young athletes. His love for the game and his passion for teaching brought him to where he is today.

Growing up in DeWinton, Alberta, Ryan started playing hockey at the Novice level, and by his second year of Atom he was a full-time goaltender. A graduate of The Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Program, Ryan understands the dedication that it takes to be an elite athlete. After stints in the KIJHL with the Sicamous Eagles and Princeton Posse, he found a spot in the HJHL with the High River Flyers and Cochrane Generals. While playing in his last year of junior eligibility in Ontario, Ryan decided to transition into teaching goalies full time and retires from playing competitively.

During the hockey season Ryan divides his time consulting with numerous Minor Hockey Associations, attending team practices, running private lessons with goaltenders of all ages and skill levels, and more. Ryan has helped moved numerous students on to play at the AA/AAA levels along with Junior A and Major Junior.

The Wildcats are excited to add Chris MacInnis to the Jr A coaching staff.

Chris comes to the Wildcat program with 15+ years coaching experience. He has coached competitive hockey at every level including one of our local high school men’s hockey team at West Kings which he helped lead to back-to-back provincial showings, plus multiple tournament wins. Chris has a strong background in hockey systems and more specifically special-teams. He has been most recently been developing goaltenders in our local Western Valley region.
Welcome Chris!