Player Development Team
Director of On-Ice Development & Programming
Jon is a Certified Hockey Canada Skills Coach and brings a wealth of experience in Power Skating and Skill Development. Furthermore, Jon was selected as a skills consultant for the Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase and is the skills coach for the WHL's Winnipeg ICE.
Jon Cara Director of On-Ice Development & Programming
Hockey Operations Assistant & On-Ice Skills Coach
Tyler is involved with our Rink Hockey Academy as the Hockey Operations Assistant and plays a large role in helping coordinate our Summer Development Camps.
Tyler Fehr Hockey Operations Assistant & On-Ice Skills Coach
Kurt Keats On-Ice Coach
Female Program Coordinator
Shannon has an extensive playing career that began with the Fort Garry Flyers at the age of 10. She moved on to play for the AA Twins and won a city championship. She continued to play hockey for the AAA Winnipeg Avros and finally completed her playing career in the Manitoba Women’s Junior Hockey League (MWJHL) for the Western Predators. Shannon transitioned to the coaching side of hockey after graduating high school and began as assistant coach of the Bantam AA Female Twins. She continued her coaching career as a coach in the Winnipeg Women’s High School Hockey League for the SJR Eagles for three years, with the latter two of those years being the head coach. Shannon graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2019 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology.
Shannon Kleysen Female Program Coordinator
Consultant | Coaching
Over the last several year Dwayne has been involved internationally at both the male and female divisions most recently winning a silver medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018 with the Canadian National Women’s team. Dwayne holds many coaching certifications including being a Certified HP2 NCCP Coach, Chartered Professional Coach (Coaches of Canada) ChPC and is a coach mentor for Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba.
Dwayne Gylywoychuk Consultant | Coaching
Manager of Female Player Development
Addie has been heavily involved in coaching in the female hockey community. She spent time coaching high school hockey and time as the Assistant Coach for the University of Manitoba Bisons. Currently, Addie is the power skating and skills coach for the University of Manitoba Bisons and is a driving force for The Rink Team leading the development for our female programming.
Addie Miles-Abbott Manager of Female Player Development
Kayden currently attends the University of Manitoba as an Asper School of Business student where he is working to attain his Bachelor of Commerce. Kayden looks forward to passing on his knowledge and experience as a member of The Rink Team.
Kayden Jarvis Program Coordinator
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Jeff finished his playing career with the Winnipeg Blues before beginning his coaching career. Jeff first started coaching with his old high school team, the Oak Park Raiders, where he won his first championship as a coach. After 3 years with Oak Park he moved onto the Bantam 2 Winnipeg Monarchs, again winning City and Provincial championships and placing 4th in Westerns. Jeff then made the jump to Junior hockey with the Winnipeg Blues then the Charleswood Hawks. During his time coaching he pursued the skill development side of the game as well. Spending 5 plus years with Vigier Hockey and 3 years with Jets Hockey Development. Recently Jeff was accepted and is in training to become a Hockey Canada Certified Skills Coach. With his love for the game, strong belief in development and diverse hockey background, Jeff is beyond excited to join the Rink Hockey Academy and continue his development.
Jeff Borse On-Ice Coach
Paul began his Junior career at age sixteen, spending two years (2011-13) in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) with the Winnipeg Blues. Paul was named the captain of Team Manitoba represented at the Canada Winter Games (2011). The subsequent year, Paul played for the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Throughout his Junior career, Paul represented Team Canada on three separate occasions: Under-17s Team West (2012) and twice at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge capturing both a Bronze and Silver Medal (2013-2014). After his Junior career, Paul accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Western Michigan (2014-2018). Throughout his four years he was named an associate captain and helped lead the team to the NCAA National Tournament. Named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) All-Academic Team and NCHC Scholar Athlete, Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Continuing to pursue further education, Paul became the Assistant Coach of the Men’s Varsity team at the University of Western Ontario (U-Sport) while completing a Master’s of Management and Leadership (2019). Paul is excited to teach and encourage aspiring athletes at all levels as a member of The Rink Player Development Team.
Paul Stoykewych Program Coordinator
Assistant Program Coordinator
Foster grew up in Stonewall, Manitoba, where he took part in their minor hockey programs. He played his Bantam and Midget years playing AAA with the Interlake Lightning. Through his years of playing Winnipeg AAA, he was selected to participate in the 2014/15 all-star game, the 2015/16 all-star, and also had the opportunity to play in the Manitoba Games, in 2014. He current is playing with the Stonewall Jets, of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League (MMJHL). Foster has been with The RINK for over two years, and brings experience from working aside Olympian, Fiona Bell, as well as volunteering with Special Olympic athletes throughout his high school years. Foster is currently working towards a Kinesiology degree, in Recreation Management, at the University of Manitoba.