Our Team

Hockey is a game that kids can enjoy, and learn valuable lessons from. With the right approach, hockey is a field in which kids can pursue their dreams, or use as a stepping stone to realizing others.

At the Salmon Arm Elite Hockey School, we believe there is a right way for kids to experience hockey, and a smart way to teach it. When kids are learning, and enjoying what they’re doing, positive cycles are set in motion. When activities are kept in proper balance, the optimal atmosphere for fun and achievement is in place. We teach children to believe in themselves and their potential, while maintaining a healthy respect for others.

School Directors

Brooks Christensen

Director/Operations Manager
Brooks Christensen is a Salmon Arm Minor Hockey & Salmon Arm Hockey School product, with a Junior Hockey background & entering his 3rd year as Assistant coach for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.


School Instructors

Scott Atkinson

Program Instructor
Scott Atkinson has played and coached at a number of levels and has recently been named head coach of the BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Travis Hoy

Goalie Instructor
Travis is the Head Goaltending Instructor for Salmon Arm Minor Hockey, North OK Minor Hockey, and On The Edge Premier Hockey Academy in Vernon. He has 10 years of coaching experience and brings the latest techniques and elements to develop goaltenders of all ages and skill levels.

Riley Nash

Guest Instructor
Boston Bruins forward Riley Nash will be a guest instructor for the 2017 Salmon Arm Elite Hockey School.

Curtis Lazar

Guest Instructor
NHL player Curtis Lazar will again join the Salmon Arm Elite Hockey School for another season of instruction.

Brett Knowles

Program Instructor