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Hockey Operations

James Poole - Head Coach/General Manager


James Poole enters his 4th year with the Oilers organization, guiding the team last season to 2nd place in the AJHL South Division. Prior to coaching, James’ playing background included 3 seasons of NCAA college hockey at Lake Forest College in Illinois. In the three seasons prior, James coached the Calgary Midget AAA Buffaloes. In those 3 seasons, the Buffaloes won back-to-back AMHL & Pacific Regional championships on their way to 4th and 2nd place showings at the TELUS Cup National Midget Championship. Poole also led the Buffaloes to capture the 2008 Mac’s Midget Tournament Championship, the first local team to accomplish that fear in 10 years. During his Midget AAA tenure, Poole was honored with the 2008 Mac’s Midget Tournament Outstanding Coach and the 2010 AMHL Coach of the Year




Tyler Deis - Assistant Coach

Tyler Deis is new to the Oilers coaching staff for the 2013-14 season. 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 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.





Blake Cosgrove - Assistant Coach

Blake Cosgrove is another new face on the Oilers bench for the 2013-14 season. While completing his Business Management degree at the University of Northern Michigan, Cosgrove spent 5 years playing for the Wildcats. He also brings with him a playing career that includes four years as a pro in Europe playing for the Frisk Tigers and Storhammer Dragons in Norway as well as the Reims Phoenix and Caen Drakkars in France.





Doug "Crash" Crashley - Strength & Conditioning Consultant


Scouting Staff

  • Jay Magnussen
  • Marv Resler
  • Bryce Campbell
  • Jason Abramoff
  • Bob Duncan
  • Sandy Henry
  • Thor Bahl
  • Gord Jones