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

Troy Mick

Troy Mick has been involved in hockey for over 40 years, as a pro player, coach and now Vice President & GM of the BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Brooks Christensen

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

Aaron Konescni

Program Instructor
Aaron Konecsni is the skating coach for the Kelowna Rockets, Hockey Canada Skills Academy and Vancouver Canuck’s prospects

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

David Killip

Program Instructor
David Killip grew up playing hockey in Kelowna, was former player and coach at WMU and is now an assistant coach with the 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.