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Hockey Operations

Tyler Deis - Director of Hockey Development


Tyler Deis is entering his third year with the Oilers organization, and moving in to his second year is the role as Director of Hockey Development. Deis will be working with various groups throughout the season to provide developmental assistance to young hockey players. He has spent a cumulative eight years with the hockey program at Edge School in Calgary (including two years as the head coach of their prep team), as well as one season as an assistant coach for our very own Oilers in 2013-14.  As a player, Deis spent four years at Minnesota State as a Moorhead before playing five seasons of professional hockey in both the ECHL and CHL.




Mike Elchuk, B.Sc.Kin., CAT(C) - Athletic Therapist & Equipment Manager



Mike is returning as the team’s Athletic Therapist/ Equipment Manager for his fifth season with the Oilers.  He  has an extensive background in hockey, with 15 years of experience as a trainer. He graduated the University of Saskatchewan with majors in physiology and anatomy,  minoring in Sports Nutrition.  He is certified as a Sports First Responder as well.  He also has years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach in both the hockey world and the private sector.   Mike and his wife Sonya moved to Calgary in 2004 so he could be the Athletic Therapist with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.  He has also been a trainer for the 2002 CHL Top Prospects Game, been on the medical team for two World Junior Hockey Championships, and volunteered for various Hockey Canada activities during his career.  Mike has worked in many clinical situations during this time as well.




Todd Ford - Assistant Coach (Goalies)


Sandy Henry - Skating & Skill Coach Consultant



Doug "Crash" Crashley - Strength & Conditioning Consultant


Head Scout - Marv Resler

Additional Scouting Staff

  • Jason Abramoff
  • Ryan Barrett
  • Brad Cobb
  • Sam Skinner
  • Gord Jones
  • Gord Susinski
  • Sandy Henry