Tyler Deis is an experienced teacher and coach with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from Minnesota State University. After playing in the SJHL, Tyler attended MSU for 4 years where he played Division 1 NCAA hockey. After completing his schooling, Tyler began his professional hockey career playing for the ECHL for 5 years. Tyler returned to Canada in 2005 and began his teaching and coaching career at the Edge School for Athletes. Tyler taught the on-ice Hockey Skill Academy for 9 years, as well as teaching Physical Education and coaching the Edge School Prep team. He was instrumental in developing and administering their well-known elite hockey program. In 2013, Tyler began working in Okotoks where he was the assistant coach of the Okotoks Oilers and an on-ice skill academy instructor with the Foothills School Division PEAK Athletics hockey program and Tanbridge Academy. Coming into our second season with the Oilers Hockey Development Program, Tyler Deis will be heading the program utilizing Oilers alumni, coaches, players and guest instructors under the Okotoks Oilers Hockey Club umbrella. Tyler has an extensive background in hockey as a professional player, and is a Professional Educator.
Kyle Schussler, an Okotoks Oilers Alumni who played during the 2006 – 2007 and 2007 – 2008 and was the recipient of the AJHL league Stewey Stewart Award in 2008, has joined us behind the bench and will be assisting with our Hockey Development Programs and Team Sponsorship. Kyle brings with him both hands on experience and a tremendous amount of practical knowledge. Having played two seasons in the AJHL as an Okotoks Oilers and moving on to Division 1, Dartmouth College for four seasons. Working hard both on and off the ice, Kyle obtained his B.A. and was the recipient of the Unsung Hero & Sportsman of the Year Award. Moving on to Ohio University he was able to complete his Masters in Sports Science while working as the Assistant Coach for the Men’s Hockey Team.
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