Our focus and mission at MC Hockey, is to:
Mike has experience coaching athletes from various age levels and skill ranges. As a seasoned and skilled player and coach. Mike played professional hockey in Denmark for six years playing against names like Jannick Hansen and Frans Nielsen. He also coached in Denmark, obtaining national coaching certification in both Denmark and Canada.
Mike coached the Junior B team out of Airdrie for four years, and prior to that, he coached spring teams and elite level goaltenders, instructed at hockey camps and provided one on one skills training to young players for a number of years. He has been involved with Hockey Alberta in the Alberta Cup, Alberta Winter Game and Arctic Winter Games programs and has also instructed for Hockey Canada in Skills Camps and Goaltender Training Programs.
Mike has worked with a number of athletes that have gone on to higher levels, NHL players such as Matt Dumba (Minnesota Wild), Coda Gordon (University of Calgary, Calgary Flames), Hunter Shinkaruk (Calgary Flames), Morgan Klimchuk (Calgary Flames) and Josh Morrisey (Winnipeg Jets), NCAA players such as Aaron Dell (San Jose Sharks, University of North Dakota), James Robinson (Penn State), Cam Amantea (Univeristy of Alaska) are just a few of the names that he has worked with, along with numerous others that play NCAA and in the junior A leagues in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Mike coached at the Edge Academy for a number of years. He ran the goalie program and coached a 2000 spring team at the school. He was the head coach for the Swiss international Midget AAA team out of Cochrane.
2018-19 Head Coach for the Fernie Academy Midget AAA team
2017 Head Coach for Team Alberta North Female Junior Team
2015-16 Head Coach for the Acrtic Winter Games, Team Alberta North, leading his team to a gold medal.
2013-14 Head Coach for the Arctic Winter Games Male, and Northeast Quadrant Alberta winter Games Teams
2011-2013 Head Coach Edge Maroon Midget AA
2010/11 Head Coach of the SISEC Selects Midget AAA team based out of Cochrane
2009/10 & 2011-12 Head Coach of the Airdrie Thunder Junior B
2006-2009 Assistant and Goalie coach for the Airdrie Thunder Junior B
2007-2010 Goaltending Director and Midget AA Assistant Coach Edge School for Athletes
2008 & 2009 Head Coach of the Edge Mountaineer 2000 spring hockey team
Certified High Performance Level 1 hockey coach from Hockey Alberta
Level 3 Canadian Amateur Coaching association (NCCP)
Level 2 certified coaching certification from Danish National Ice Hockey Federation
Sports Management and Business Degree from Mount Royal College