Hockey Academy Staff

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Peter Hay

Director – Coach

Raised in Abbotsford Minor Hockey, Peter Hay went on to play many years of hockey at the Junior A and NCAA Div 1 College levels before advancing to the AHL and ECHL Pro leagues. Peter learned a great deal playing at the higher levels and wants to help young players with their goals of reaching their potential. Peter has brought his playing experience into coaching as he worked closely as an Assistant Coach with the WHL’s Chilliwack Bruins and was the head instructor of the CMS Hockey Academy. Peter continues to run his own hockey training program out of Abbotsford called PHD. Peter’s main goal in the MEI Hockey Academy is to see all players reach their potential in their hockey skills and personal character development while also giving players great opportunities to reach their best hockey levels with affiliated programs such as the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the BCMML and the Trinity Western University program. Many of these players will go on to the BCHL, WHL and NCAA levels. Some players have even gone on to reach the NHL.

Clayton Pool

Head Goalie Instructor

– Played three seasons in the WHL for the Kamloops Blazers and Kootenay Ice>

– Played 5 seasons at the University of Alberta

– Named CIS rookie of the year

– Three time All-Canadian

– Holds the all time Canada West shutout record

– Attended Edmonton Oilers training camp in 2002

– Played 5 seasons in the UHL/IHL for the Muskegon Fury/Muskegon Lumberjacks

– Has won three Championships:

– 2000 CIS championship with the University of Alberta Golden Bears

– 2005 UHL champions with the Muskegon Fury

– 2010 Allan Cup champions with the Ft. St. John’s Flyers

– Has been coaching goalies since 2000

– Goalie coach for high school hockey teams in Michigan for three years

– Part time coach for GDI and AGC

– Goalie coach for the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL in 2011/12, graduating Billy Faust to an NCAA div. 1 scholarship

– Goalie consultant at Vos Hockey Facility

– Graduated from University of Alberta with a bachelor of physical education degree, majoring in sport performance

Chris Trendall

On Ice Coach

Chris brings over 21 years of playing experience and 4 years coaching experience with him. Chris graduated from Briercest College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Recreational Leadership. In addition to playing five 5 years college hockey in the ACAC, Chris has coached within the Saskatchewan Midget programs, as well as the Jr. B level helping the Abbotsford Pilots to their second Provincial title (Cyclone Taylor Cup) as well as its first Western Canadian title (Keystone Cup) in Pilots history in 2012. In addition, Chris was the Head Coach of the Midget AAA hockey team in Abbotsford in 2012/13and was a big part of the Jr. Heat program. Currently Chris is an assistant coach of the Trinity Western University Hockey Club while working part time as an MEI Hockey Academy coach.

Darren Olson

On Ice Coach

Darren Olson was born and raised in Abbotsford and graduated from MEI in 2002. His love for hockey started at a young age and he began his journey with Abbotsford minor hockey, moving up to the Abbotsford Pilots and then onto the BCHL playing 2 seasons with the Langley Hornets and finishing his 3rd BCHL season with the Coquitlam Express. Darren earned an NCAA Div 1 scholarship and moved to Rochester, New York to play for the RIT Tigers. Following his time in Rochester, Darren returned to Abbotsford to get married and start a family. Darren spent 5 years coaching Abbotsford’s Bantam AAA team and then 2 more years developing players in the Fraser Valley coaching in the BCMML. Darren loves kids and hockey has always been a big part of his life. He loves to be able to give back to the community, share his knowledge & experiences, help kids develop their skills and create balance in their lives through sport.

Terry Lescison

On Ice Coach

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