Introducing the On and Off-Ice Training Team for our Development Camps & Programs!
Larry Bumstead: Manager of Player Development, Jets Hockey Development
Larry’s ultimate goal is to give each player the opportunity to fully develop and progress to the next level. After a long and successful playing career at numerous levels, Larry’s passion for the game of hockey naturally led him to the coaching ranks. Larry is a Hockey Canada certified coach with 28 years of hockey development and coaching experience at many levels within minor hockey, including playing college hockey with the University of Manitoba Bisons. He is currently Head Coach for the St. Mary’s Academy Flames Prep hockey team. As a direct result of his mentorship and programs, Larry has proudly watched many of his young players go on to realize their own hockey goals at the highest levels. Larry’s greatest coaching pleasure is to see his players realize their successes and dreams. Whether it is an initiation player mastering a two-foot stop, a peewee player perfecting their shooting accuracy, or a player hearing their name at a draft, Larry shares in the excitement of these successes for all players.
Larry founded Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp in 1988 and as the Director, Larry expanded programming to include development opportunities for all playing levels. Jets Hockey Development is proud to have adopted Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp in Fall 2013. Jets Hockey Development continues to embody the quality and professionalism that has embodied the Northwestern family of programs.
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Dave Cameron: Head On-Ice Instructor and Program Manager, Jets Hockey Development
As a Hockey Canada Skills Consultant, Dave brings over 20 years of experience in coaching where he has worked with all levels of players including Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL), College, Junior, all the way to young players learning to play the game. Dave has experience coaching teams and working with coaches to implement skills into their practice plans. Dave has helped players go on and achieve their goals including players getting selected in the WHL Bantam Draft, players making the jump to the NCAA, players getting selected in the NHL Entry Draft, all the way to players winning the Stanley Cup. Dave specializes in Individual Skill Development including, Power Skating, Shooting, Stick Handling, Passing, and Position-Specific skills. He believes that confidence is built from practice and players can continue to get better through detailed work in specific areas.
Dave played his minor hockey in the Winnipeg area before moving onto the WHL for 5 years where he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins (3rd round 80th overall 1998). Dave returned to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba where he obtained a degree in Kinesiology before starting his coaching career.
Dean Court: Business and Amateur Hockey Development & Programming Manager, Jets Hockey Development
Dean has worked with athletes from the grassroots level in minor hockey to the Junior, College and Professional level. Dean is a Hockey Canada High Performance Trained coach with over 25 years of hockey development experience. After a successful playing career in the MMJHL, CSHL, and OBERLIGA, Dean began his coaching career that included MMJHL, WHSHL, AAA, and WMHA. Dean works to guide, challenge and push elite athletes and beginners alike to discover their full potential while providing them with a positive experience and improve the player’s confidence.
Devin Himpe: On-Ice Instructor, Jets Hockey Development
Devin has been a part-time coach with JHD for the past three years and has worked with Hockey Manitoba since 2015 focusing his time on their grassroots development programs. In addition to his work with Hockey Manitoba, Devin serves as an assistant coach with the University Of Manitoba Bison Men’s Hockey Team and recently returned from Krasnoyrarsk, Russia where he was a member of the Team Canada coaching staff at the 2019 Winter Universiade (FISU-International University Sports Federation Games).
Venla Hovi: On-Ice Instructor, Jets Hockey Development
Venla is a three-time Olympian, two-time Olympic medalist and Women’s World Hockey Championship silver medalist with Finland. In addition to her international play Venla played with the University of Manitoba Women’s Bison team, where they won the USports Championship in 2018, and most recently she was a member of the 2018-2019 CWHL Championship team, Calgary Inferno.
Andy Kollar: Manager of Goalie Development, Ice Lab
Andy is a Winnipeg native who grew up playing junior hockey in the MJHL for the St. James Canadians and then progressed to playing 4 years of NCAA – Division 1 hockey with the University of North Dakota and won a National Championship in 2000 and runner up in 2001. Andy went on to play 3 years of professional hockey in the UHL, ECHL, and WHA2. Andy has also helped train goalies throughout his playing career which include teaching camps with the University of North Dakota, Tretiak Goalie School, and in a Slovakian Goalie School in Livice among others.
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Adam (AJ) Zeglen: Manager/Head Strength Coach, Focus Fitness
AJ has worked extensively with professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes from around the world. He is the manager and head strength coach at Focus Fitness where he brings over 10 years of experience and his unique brand of training techniques to athletes and the general public alike. He comes from a diverse training background having competed in a multitude of different sports including basketball, rugby, playing football for the University of Manitoba Bison’s, competing in Natural Bodybuilding at a National level, running the Manitoba marathon, and holding a world record for the world’s longest car push in 24 hours. AJ has trained athletes in a variety of sports ranging from racquetball to football, he has worked with Hockey Canada, the Winnipeg Jets and many other hockey and football players from development ages to a number of different NHL, AHL, KHL, ECHL, and CFL players. It drives AJ to help people attain their goals and realize their dreams. He enjoys helping people become the best versions of themselves and truly believes working out in the gym helps people find that.