COACHES

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 Adam Redmond.

Crusaders players will follow a strict development model, which is over seen by Adam and his staff. This will allow all players the proper development and training during the year.

Adam Redmond

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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 coaches who themselves have played and coached at some of the highest levels.

EXPERIENCE
  • 15 years Coaching Experience
  • Mac's Midget Coach of Tournament
  • Bantam AAA Coach of the year
  • 4 years Coaching at the Jr. A, (AJHL) level
  • 5 years Midget AAA Buffaloes Head Coach

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. 

EXPERIENCE
  • 7 years Coaching Experience
  • Head coach '07 Minor Crusaders '18-'19
  • Head coach U13 and '11 Crusaders '19-'20
  • Played for the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL, then pursued a finance major at Mount Royal University
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JESSIE TRESIERRA

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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.

EXPERIENCE
  • Head Coach '09 Major Crusaders '18-'20

  • Head Coach '10 Major Crusaders '20-'21

  • Head Coach '11 Minor Crusaders '20-'21

  • Played Jr. A, ACAC/CIS and pro Hockey before graduating Mount Royal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship, Sport and Recreation

MARIAN GMITTER

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."

EXPERIENCE
  • 2020/2021 Head Coach HSL 2008‐PREP division
  • 2020/2021 Coach Mentor for Calgary Royals Midget
  • 2019/2020 Head Coach HSL 2008‐Major division
  • 2019/2020 Coach Mentor for Calgary Royals Bantam
  • 2019 Alberta Cup Champion Head Coach –South Red
  • 2018 Alberta Cup Head Coach ‐ South Zone
  • 2017/2018 Assistant coach AJHL Calgary Mustangs
  • 2017/2018 Scout for Tri City Americans WHL
  • 2017 U‐16 Team Alberta WHL‐ CHALLENGE Assistant Coach - Silver Medalists
  • 2017 Alberta Cup Head Coach – Central Zone
  • 2017 Midget AAA Head Coach – Calgary Royals – 4th place in regular season
  • 2016/2017 Scout for Tri City Americans WHL
  • 2016 Alberta Cup Assistant Coach – Calgary North
  • 2016 Midget AA Head Coach ‐ Provincial Champion!
  • 2016 Midget AA Head Coach ‐ League Champion!
  • 2016 Alberta Winter Games Head Coach ‐ Silver Medalists (5 wins/1 Loss)
  • 2016 Midget AA All‐Star Team Head Coach Calgary West
  • 2016 Midget AA Head Coach – Esso Cup Champion!
  • 2015 Hockey Alberta U16 top 80 prospects camp. Coached team to tournament victory!
  • 2015 Alberta Cup Champion Assistant Coach – Calgary South
  • 2015 WHL Combine Camp on ice instructor with Hockey Alberta
  • 2015 Bantam Tier 1 Mentor ‐ Esso Cup Champion!
  • 2015 Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Certification.
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JEFF GLASS

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With a professional career spanning 15 years world wide, Jeff Glass has stopped a lot of pucks.  His junior career began in 2002, the year he suited up as the starting goaltender for “the greatest Canadian World Junior Team ever” leading them to a Gold medal in the 2005 World Junior Championship.  Jeff was drafted in the 3rd round 89th overall in the 2004 NHL draft and began his professional career as part of the Ottawa Senators organization. Jeff made his NHL debut in the 17/18 season with the Chicago Blackhawks with a 4-3 OT victory over the Edmonton Oilers.  

Over his career, Jeff has worked with some of the most respected and influential goaltending coaches from around the world providing him with un-matched first-hand knowledge and experience. 

EXPERIENCE