Professional Coaching

Every Crusaders Hockey Team will be assigned a non-parent head coach. These coaches are selected by the Director of Hockey Player Development.


Crusaders players will follow a strict development model, delivered by our professional coaching staff and our associated development partners. This model will ensure all players receive the proper development and training during throughout the season. 

Adam Redmond - Director of Hockey Operations


Adam brings over 15 years of coaching experience at all levels from Junior A, Midget AAA and Bantam AAA levels in both Calgary and surrounding areas.

An HP1 certified coach, Adam leads a staff of knowledgable and skilled development coaches, who themselves have played and coached at some of the highest level.

Graham Lanigan

Graham has been a skill development and team coach for 9 years, 7 with Skillz SSC. Graham is also involved in a business development role with Skillz SSC. Graham played his minor hockey for the Calgary Buffaloes and after, he played three seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Kindersley Klippers. Graham then pursued a BBA at Mount Royal University, graduating with a Financial Analysis Major.

Graham is the head coach for the U15 Prep Crusaders and the ‘09 Elite Crusaders for the 2020/2021 season and also the coach for several Skillz Phantoms spring hockey teams. 




Jessie played Junior A with the Langley Chiefs of the BCHL. After junior, Jessie went on to play for the Colorado Eagles of the CHL before deciding to continue his education. Jessie spent a year playing for the SAIT Trojans. He then decided to pursue a degree at Mount Royal University and played 4 seasons with the Mount Royal Cougars. Jessie graduated from Mount Royal University with an Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship, Sport and Recreation.

Jessie has been involved with hockey development for over 12 years and coaching for 6. He is a knowledgeable coach that wants to help develop players to reach their goals.


Marian is the coach who is extremely competitive and wants to win. He is also a player’s coach, knowing the best way to win is to create and employ the best product. Having been entrusted me with many Hockey Alberta projects at the provincial level, Marian has worked with great coaching teams and players producing fantastic results.

"Hockey is a complicated, fascinating game and I enjoy immersing myself in every aspect of the sport. Whether on the ice as a player or coach or behind the bench as a strategized putting together the right combination of management and talent."