Coaching announcement

 We are pleased to announce that Scott Wong will the leading the team into the 2023/24 season as Head Coach.  

Scott is in his 33rd year of coaching junior and minor hockey. He started his coaching career in the River East Minor hockey association coaching AA. He then went on to coach as an assistant in high school with the River East Kodaks. In 1999 he was a head coach for this same program. From 2001-2011 he was involved in head coaching and owning the Transcona Railers of the MMJHL. He also coached the Seven Oaks Raiders and the River East Royal Knights, all part of the MMJHL. His passion is teaching the details in skills and development along with teaching the structured details of the game. Scott then moved on to the Eastman region coaching AAA Bantam, City Midget and spending numerous years coaching the Provincial Selects. Scott has coached the Provincial Lightning for 3 seasons, including coordinating a lot of skill and development for their region. Last season Scott was the Head Coach and GM of the Arborg Ice Dawgs of the CRJHL. Scott has won a long time achievement award for dedication and was also the coach of the year in the WHSHL 2 years in a row. Scott has run many future and rising stars programs as well, Directors Cups and u16 camps and WHL combines. Scott is HP1 certified and when not at hockey is a retired resource teacher and now works at Canad Inns with as a Corporate Manager. Scott loves spending family time at their seasonal camping site with his wife Monique, daughter Morgan and his 2 cocker spaniels.

Assisting Scott on the bench will be Tyler Riel. Tyler played his minor hockey in St. Vital, eventually moving on to play in Winnipeg AAA for the Winnipeg Warriors. He then played three years with the Jr. A Winnipeg South Blues followed by a year at Nipissing University in the CIS. He’s in his 12th year of coaching. He spent his first three years as a head coach in AA with the APHA Rangers and then the next 8 years at AAA Winnipeg. In 2019-2020, Tyler led the U15 Winnipeg Warriors to a perfect 36-0 undefeated championship season and was named AAA coach of the year. The following year, he moved up to the U17 Winnipeg Bruins and led them to a championship as well, his third championship in a row. He is HP1 certified will take any opportunity to work and learn from colleagues all over the globe. When Tyler’s not coaching, you can still find him at the rink working with players under his business, Riel Hockey Development. Tyler enjoys skill development and mentorship just as much as he enjoys being behind the bench. The rest of his free time is spent with his wife Genevieve, his two sons Cedric and Vincent, and his daughter Georgia.



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