Director of Hockey Operations
Lubo brings exceptional leadership and technical training to our association with a resume that is matched by few others in the Lower Mainland. He has coached at all levels from U6 to professional at some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia and Linkoping HC in Sweden. He holds an A+ international coaching license, has a Masters degree with a specialization in hockey coaching, and has published scholarly articles on game situational awareness.
He has an extremely friendly and caring personality and is universally well-liked by players, whom he challenges with highly technical drills and detailed individual instruction.
Initiation and Novice skills development
Led by Joe Saloustros, Inside Edge provides skills training for our Initiation and Novice (U6 - U9) age groups. They are one of the most recognized names in professional hockey training in the Lower Mainland. They have worked closely with our association leadership to create a healthy culture at WVMHA where players are taught respectful behaviour from a very young age in a fun and productive hockey environment.
Joe is a co-founder of Inside Edge. He has extensive hockey and coaching expertise, including a degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. He played Junior A hockey for the Kimberley Dynamiters of RMJHL, and he has played at the professional level for the Knoxville Speed of the UHL.
As someone who began playing at 14 years old, Joe understands the unique challenges of starting the sport late, as well as the importance of dedication to practice and training. However, he didn’t let his late start stop him from progressing rapidly through the levels, from Bantam house, to Junior B, to Junior A, to College, and then a brief time in pro hockey. With determination and focus, Joe believes success is within everyone’s reach.
U11 A1 Head Coach
Clint joins us from the Victoria Rowing Club where he was the Tier 1 U13A1 Head Coach. Previously, he was at the West Vancouver Warriors CSSHL Academy where he was a skills development coach and a U15 Elite assistant coach. Clint was a star minor hockey player who was drafted by the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL in 2013. He was also a Canadian National Team inline player. Unfortunately, he suffered a career-ending injury before he made his mark in the WHL. He then transitioned into coaching where he has become known as a high-energy coach with a truly mature understanding of the game. He is an inspirational figure who is admired by his players for his impressive personal skill set and enthusiastic personality.
U11 A2 Head Coach
Alex has recently finished playing minor hockey with WVMHA and is now entering his third season as a coach. He has previously served as an assistant coach for U11A2 and U13A1, as well as various teams in the BC Spartans spring hockey program. He was part of the coaching team that won the U13 Tier 3 BC Championships last season. He has completed his Coach Development 1 certification and he is known for establishing a great rapport with the kids. He will be working closely with Lubo Macoun, our Director of Hockey.
U13 A1 Head Coach
Robert was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. After finishing Minor Hockey, he went on to play in the BCJHL for the Vancouver BlueHawks and in the WHL for the New Westminster Bruins and Seattle Breakers. He still holds the BCJHL record for assists in one year at 111. After his Jr career, Rob went on to play Professionally in Europe for 12 years, also playing for Team Italy in the 1992 Winter Olympics and 2 World Championships. Most recently he has been coaching in the lower mainland for 15 plus years, for all ages and skill sets, ranging from Minor Hockey, Jr, College and Pro skaters. Robert brings many years of experience both playing and coaching, passion to the game, and getting the best out of the players.
U13 A2 Head Coach
Cody was born and raised in North Vancouver, B.C. After finishing his minor hockey career, he took six years away from hockey due to injuries. Following his return to hockey, he was an assistant coach with North Vancouver Minor Hockey for one season before switching to West Vancouver as the assistant coach with the U15 Rep program. He has also assisted with various teams and development sessions throughout his first season at WVMHA. Cody sets a high standard for his teams, demanding a strong work ethic and team effort.
U15 A1 Head Coach
Spencer is a WVMHA alumni who went on to play for the University of Minnesota-Crookston in the NCAA. Hs a consumate professional who prepares meticulously for every ice time and demands a high standard of commitment and dedication from his players. He comes to us after having spent several years as an assistant coach for the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Junior B team of the PJHL.
U18 A1 Head Coach
Jaewoo comes to us from South Korea, where he played on their U18 national team in Division 1 of the World Championships and the U20 national team in Division 2. He moved to Toronto where he played Junior A in the GMHL before transitioning to US College hockey where he played for Northern Michigan University’s ACHA 2 team. He is currently a skills coach with Euro Elite Hockey Development and an assistant coach with the North East Chiefs U17 zone team of the BCEHL.
Pro-Formance Goalie School
Sean Murray from Pro-Formance provides specialized goaltending coaching to WVMHA goalies. Sean is present at each of our goalie training sessions. Pro-Formance is the leading goalie training company in the Lower Mainland, working with many of the area’s top athletes.
Their coaches believe that the foundation of everything goalies learn is based on positional mastery. From Novice-aged beginning goalies to Pro caliber athletes, their students are taught to continually work towards improving their positioning skills. Stressing confident positioning is where all goalies start. Once positioning has been understood and demonstrated consistently, students are ready to start learning the mechanics of stance, movement, challenging shooters, rebound control, playing the puck, and directing play in the defensive end.
Their instructors are sticklers for details. Details on stance, positioning, holding your stick and other subtleties can mean the difference between the one that got past you and making the winning save. Students are constantly monitored and assessed for their adherence to practicing exactly as the instructors have explained. This attention to detail makes students more aware of the finer points of their game and aids in developing of mental toughness.
Sports Psychology Training
Enio is President of International Hockey Camps and operates the Mental Edge High Performance Training. He has 40 years of coaching experience (professional hockey in Europe and the WHL's Victoria Royals). Currently, he coaches at the Burnaby Winter Club Hockey Academy and the Croatian National Men's team.
Coach Enio has a well-deserved reputation for teaching mental and hockey skills:
“As an elite-level coach, mental training techniques for individuals and teams have been a part of our coaching program. Every team I coached that utilized this program has been motivated to play with commitment and to their potential. The positive results speak for themselves. My introduction to mental training techniques began as a young student attending Notre Dame High School. I have practised, studied, and applied these techniques since learning them.
Having practical experience as a coach allows an understanding of what the players and staff go through during a challenging and demanding season where consistent development and performance are required. Being a third-party neutral person who understands their experience would create a 'safe platform' and a relationship with them by a non-threatening person that they can confide in and trust. I will present the players with tools to make them stronger people and stronger players.”
Ryan Kerr - RK4 Development
RK4 Development founder Ryan Kerr understands how injuries can hurt performance and how the right training program can propel you forward and increase longevity.
As a WHL first-overall draft pick, Ryan knows that training hard on and off the ice improves athletic performance. Ryan's journey is Rk4's foundation and the lessons he has learned are incorporated into intelligent, effective, and connected training programs for all levels of athletes.
“The days of “max bench press and squat” are behind us. Smart training compliments strength and speed to increase power and minimize injury. For athletes whose sport requires quick bursts of maximal effort, Rk4 balances explosive movement, single-leg strength, and stability with smart mass building.”