National Women's Program - Scout Bios

National Women's Program - Scout Bios


Dwayne Gylywoychuk
Regional Scout – Manitoba (since 2013)

Hometown: Brandon, Man.

Hockey Background: Head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in August 2015 … An assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, winning a silver medal … Head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup, winning a gold medal … An assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup, winning a gold medal … Head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in August 2014 … An assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, winning a gold medal … Head coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings in 2012-13 … Assistant coach with Brandon from 2003-12 … Played professional hockey from 1994-2001 with Greensboro (ECHL), Jacksonville (ECHL), Dayton (ECHL), Central Texas (WPHL), Bossier-Shreveport (WPHL), Waco (WPHL), Wichita (CHL) and Romford (England)
                         
Family: Married to wife Cara … Has three children, Madie, Emma and Nickolas

 


Brian Hart
Regional Scout – Eastern Ontario (since 2002)

Hometown: Smiths Falls, Ont.
Occupation: Retired (spent 36 years with Canadian Pacific Railway)

Hockey Background: A scout with the OWHA since 1999 … An 2001 inductee into the Smiths Falls Recreation Hall of Fame, along with his father Elwood “Louie” Hart (1987) … Coached in the Perth Minor Hockey Association and Ontario Women’s Hockey Association … Invited to training camp with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs … Played with the OHA’s Whitby Warriors (senior) and USHL’s Green Bay Bobcats in 1976-77 … Played with the QMJHL’s Shawinigan Dynamos in 1973-74 … Played with the QMJHL’s Hull Festivals in 1974-75 … Played with the OHA’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 1972-73 and 1974-75 … Played with the CJHL’s Smiths Falls Bears in 1971-72

Family: Married to wife Monica … Has three children, Bronwyn, Farren and Tiffany

 


Greg Hermiston
Regional Scout – British Columbia, Quebec (since 2013)

Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.
Occupation: Third-class power engineer at Domtar Kamloops

Hockey Background: Served as high performance coach mentor with B.C. Hockey in 2012 … Director of operations for British Columbia at the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championship … Head coach of British Columbia at the 2011 Canada Winter Games … Head coach of the Thompson Blazers (BCMML) from 2008-10 … Head coach of British Columbia at the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship … Assistant coach for British Columbia at the 2007 Canada Winter Games … Assistant coach for British Columbia at the 2005 Esso Women’s Nationals … A B.C. Hockey high performance district coordinator from 2003-09 … A NCCP course conductor from 2001-07 … Certified as an NCCP HP1, Level III Theory coach

Family: Married to wife Marilee … Has three children, Jordan, Daren and Corey

 


Chris Higgins
Regional Scout – Southwestern Ontario (since 2015)

Hometown: London, Ont.
Occupation: Retired (was professor emeritus at Ivey School of Business at Western University)

Hockey Background: Has spent more than 30 years involved in hockey … Named OUA Coach of the Year and co-CIS Coach of the Year in 2014-15 … Won the CIS national championship as head coach of the Western University women’s hockey team in 2015 … Head coach at Western since 2010 … Assistant coach with the men’s hockey team at Western from 2006-08 (full time) and 2008-10 (part time) … Head coach of the London Devilettes from 2003-06 (Junior) and 2008-10 (Intermediate AA) … Co-founder of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League … Certified as an NCCP Level II Advanced coach

Family: Married to wife Barb … Has three children

 

 


Scott Lambton
Regional Scout – Quebec (since 2016)

Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Occupation: Elementary physical education teacher

Hockey Background: Head coach of the Dawson College women’s hockey team from 2006-16 … An assistant coach with Dawson College from 2003-06 … Won the JWHL Challenge Cup with Dawson College in 2016 … Won the CEGEP championship with Dawson College in 2007 … Posted undefeated CEGEP regular seasons with Dawson College in 2006-07 and 2008-09 … Certified as an NCCP HP1, Level III Theory coach

Family: Proud uncle of two nieces and a nephew

 


Rod Larsen
Regional Scout – Saskatchewan (since 2004)

Hometown: Regina, Sask.
Occupation: Works for SaskTel

Hockey Background: Has held numerous positions, including coach, team manager, coach mentor, coaching course instructor, evaluator, and Hockey Regina board member since 1988 … Involved in the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s SaskFirst program (Bantam and Midget male) from 1995-2003 as a coach, coach mentor, coaching instructor and evaluator … A scout for the MJHL’s Swan Valley Stampeders from 2002-04 … A scout for the SJHL’s Melfort Mustangs from 1998-2002

 



 


Doug MacLeod
Regional Scout – Alberta (since 2008)

Hometown: Ponoka, Alta.
Occupation: Retired (spent 37 years as a chartered accountant)

Hockey Background: Spent 44 years coaching … Head coach of Alberta at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship … Won a gold medal as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2007 Air Canada Cup … Head coach of the University of Lethbridge women’s hockey team from 2001-08 … A scout with the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs from 1995-2001 … Won the CIAU national championship as an assistant coach with the University of Lethbridge men’s hockey team in 1994

Family: Married to wife Val … Has two children, Brett and Lauren, and one grandson


Troy Ryan
Regional Scout – Atlantic Canada (since 2016)

Hometown: Spryfield, N.S.
Occupation: Atlantic Canada female coach mentor (Hockey Canada & Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic)

Hockey Background: Team Atlantic head coach at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship … Nova Scotia (female) head coach at the 2015 Canada Winter Games … Nova Scotia assistant coach (male) at the Canada Winter Games in 2007 and 2011 … Canada East assistant coach at the World Junior A Challenge in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014 … Canada East general manager at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge … Team Atlantic head coach at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge … Team Atlantic assistant coach at the 2005 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge … Long-time head coach in the Maritime Hockey League with the Campbellton Tigers, Antigonish Bulldogs, Pictou County Crushers and Halifax Lions … Led Pictou County to the 2008 RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship … Named MHL Coach of the Year in 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2015-16 … Former head coach with Acadia University and St. Thomas University … Certified as an NCCP HP2 coach

Gary Soper
Regional Scout – Greater Toronto Area (since 2013)

Hometown: Oshawa, Ont.
Occupation: director with Toronto Hydro

Hockey Background: Spent more than 20 years coaching … Won the PWHL championship with the Whitby Jr. Wolves in 2013 and 2014 … Won the JWHL Challenge Cup with Whitby in 2013 … Won the Can Am Showcase Tournament with Whitby in 2013 … Head coach of Ontario at the 2011 Canada Winter Games … Assistant coach with Ontario Blue at the 2009 National Women’s Under-18 Championship … Was an NCCP group leader for HP1 seminars with OHF and Hockey Canada … Has completed field evaluations for NCCP HP1 candidates and is certified as an NCCP HP2 coach

Family: Married to wife Cathie … Has two children, Brandon and Brianna

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