WESTERN PACIFIC SPORTS ACADEMY
Western Pacific Sports Academy provides training for athletes on Vancouver Island. We offer private lessons, clinics and camps for a variety of sports. We, also, have a program directly tailored to athletes living with Type 1 diabetes.
Western Pacific Sports Academy offers:
1 on 1 training in a variety of sports including hockey, baseball, football
variety of camps and clinics suited to your athletic needs
program designed to help athletes with diet/nutrition
available for team consultation
program tailored to athletes living with Type 1 diabetes
I have loved hockey all my life. Watching it, playing it and coaching it. All these reasons have lead me to want to help other children love hockey as much as I do and did as a child.
My playing career began at age 6 in Thunder Bay, ON as a goaltender. My love for Western Canada brought me to play Junior B hockey for the Brandon Stingers, and the Pine Creek Warriors. That year, I was also a member of the OCN Blizzard’s championship playoff run as late season affiliated player. During my playing career, I was an instructor with the International Goaltenders School in Yorkton, Sk. My final year of Junior brought me back to Thunder Bay for the inaugural season of the Superior International Junior Hockey League with the Thunder Bay Wolves and the Feathermen Hawks First Nations Hockey Club.
When not playing I have been interested in the off ice management of hockey. I was the General Manager of the Thunder Bay Bulldogs for 2 seasons. I enjoyed being on the bench and seeing the off ice side of hockey.
I also have been a referee in Thunder Bay, as well as Vancouver Island over many years. This makes me able to understand this position in the game.
I have lived in the Cowichan Valley since 2010 with my wife, son and twin daughters. Our son decided that he would like to play hockey and I have enjoyed coaching him over the past 3 years.
In 2018, our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. After diagnosis our son was convinced that he would not be able to play hockey again. With the support of our medical team, family and friends we have managed to balance his diabetic needs with his love of the game. I wish to help other families and children that think they cannot play after this diagnosis and that is reason the Western Pacific Sports Academy was born.