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Richmond Minor Hockey Association Development Coaches

Glenn Wheeler-
Director of Player and Coach Development

Born in Montreal, Coach Glenn's minor hockey was spent playing between Quebec and Ontario. As a player, Glenn won numerous titles playing for North Shore Hockey Club based out of Pierrefonds, Quebec and as a player for the Burlington Jr. Cougars in Burlington, Ontario. Upon completing his minor hockey, Coach Glenn attended and played hockey and football for John Abbott College in Montreal

After graduating, Coach Glenn was offered a scholarship to play for St. Lawrence University. While at SLU, Glenn had the good fortune to be coached by two-time NCAA Division 1 and two-time ECAC Coach of the Year, Joe Marsh. Coach Glenn completed his career playing Junior Hockey for Belleville.

A nationally certified coach with over twenty years of experience as a power skating and stick handling technician, Glenn has worked with some of the top instructors such as Sean Skinner, Tim Turk and Seage Belliveau (Montreal Canadiens Hockey School as Head Instructor).  After moving out West, Glenn started coaching at Seafair Minor Hockey Association in 1997. In his thirteen years at Seafair, Coach Glenn won multiple provincial titles and coached a group of 1996 born players to many championships, including a trip to the World Championships in Quebec City.

As owner and Head Instructor for Pacific Elite Hockey School, which operates camps in Vancouver, Surrey and Richmond, Coach Glenn has built a reputation as a premier skills instructor. With a unique ability to communicate with players of various age groups, Glenn's attention to detail and fast-paced sessions, along with his superior knowledge of game play have him in great demand throughout British Columbia and abroad.

Coach Glenn is Founder and Head Instructor of Pacific Starts Hockey Academy. His training team, based in Beijing is working with Hockey China to rebuild their ice hockey program

Coach Glenn is also Founder and Head Instructor of the RC Palmer Hockey Academy. This is the first-ever high school hockey academy in the City of Richmond

Coaching Accomplishments

Seafair Minor Hockey Association Coach of the Year (twice)

City of Richmond's Team of the Year (three times)

21 Winter Tournament Championships (Atom-Midget)

Two Provincial Titles

Eight Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association League Titles

Major Spring Championships ~

Challenge Cup Winner (twice)

Mainland Hockey Tournament (three times)

Whistler International All Star Hockey Tournament (twice)

Winnipeg Subway Challenge

Edmonton's Challenge Cup

Calgary Stampede Challenge

Montreal Meltdown PeeWee AAA

Toronto Wonderland Showcase PeeWee AAA

NAPS Showcase - Toronto

Kirk Darbyshire -

Associate Instructor

Kirk has served as an executive member on several Hockey Boards and has been a part of many top level skill development programs.

He has also coached at the PeeWee and Bantam levels as well as coaching the Selects 2002 Spring Hockey team.

Kirk brings with him a long history as a skills instructor and has worked or is presently working for Pacific Elite Hockey School, Select Training Centres, Richmond Ravens Female Hockey and Steveston Hockey Club as lead skill instructor.  

Kirk was a recipient of  an "Excellence in Coaching" Award for the 2012/13 season.

Milan Dragicevic - RMHA Soecial Skills InstructorMilan Dragicevic -
Director of Hockey Development

Milan brings over 35 years coaching experience to Richmond Minor Hockey and began as the first ever Head Coach of the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, in their inaugural year 2000-2001. Milan was also Head Coach of the UBC Men's Varsity Hockey Team, from 2002 - 2014. He coaches on ice programs as well as Special Skill Development Sessions and his training and experience sets him apart when it comes to hockey knowledge and training.  Throughout the season, he will work directly with Richmond Minor Hockey Association coaches, teams and players as we enhance our Development program.

Michelle Pepin -
Power Skating Instructor
Top 10 world ranked 2013 in Master's Long Track Age Class 500m
Top 20 ranked in the world for 1000m,1500m & 3000m
2013 Silver Medalist Age Class at the International Master Sprint Games held in Salt Lake City Utah.
20+ years playing hockey up to College level in Northern Ontario
15+ years coaching
2012 Canadian Master Women's Gold medalist ( Long Track ) 
2011 Provincial Senior Women's Gold medalist ( Short Track)
Canadian record holder Master Women's (1) in 500m,1000m,1500m & 3000m (Long Track)
Canadian record holder Master Women's (1) in 1000m & 1500m (Short Track)
Fully Certified NOHA Hockey L1 Coach and Trainer
Fully Certified Skate Canada Power Skating Coach Highest Level
Fully Certified Speed Skating Coach L1