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Tyler Deis

Head Coach and General Manager

Tyler Deis enters his sixth season as Head Coach of the Okotoks Oilers in 2021-22, and his ninth overall with the organization.

A two-time AJHL Coach of the Year (2018, 2020) and CJHL Coach of the year in 2018, Deis has overseen the growth of the Oilers into a perennial top-tier contender in Alberta, as well as one of its best producers of NCAA Division I talent.

During Deis' tenure, the team finished first overall for the first time in franchise history in 2017-18, winning a South Division championship, and finished first in its division in 2019-20.
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Reid Hnatowich

Assistant Coach

Reid Hnatowich enters his fourth season with the Okotoks Oilers in 2021-22.

He previously coached at the Bantam AAA level for five seasons with the Airdrie Xtreme, winning a league championship in 2017-18.

A skills coach with Hockey Alberta, he has also participated as an instructor in their Team Alberta/WHL and PeeWee skills camps, and has coached at the Alberta Cup. He has also worked for the Gretzky Hockey School as their Plyometric Dryland Trainer.

Derek Purfield

Assistant / Goaltending Coach

Derek Purfield enters his ninth season with the Okotoks Oilers in 2021-22.

Previously, he spent six seasons with the Calgary Buffaloes organization prior to joining the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League for five seasons. Simultaneously to the latter assignment, he served on the coaching staff of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

Purfield also consults for Hockey Alberta with their regional goaltending development and Under-16 programs. He won a silver medal at the 2017 WHL Cup as goaltending coach of Team Alberta.

Brody Hailwood

Assistant Coach & Equipment Manager

Brody Hailwood enters his second season with the Okotoks Oilers in 2021-22 as Assistant Coach and Equipment Manager.

A team alumnus, he suited up in 40 games for the Oilers in the 2015-16 season before beginning his coaching career with the South East Athletic Club (SEAC) in Medicine Hat. 





Tyler King

Assistant General Manager, Business Operations

Tyler King enters his first season with the Okotoks Oilers as Assistant General Manager, Business Operations in 2021-22, overseeing all off-ice operations of the team.

Coming to the team after serving with Hockey Canada as Logistics Manager for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, he previously worked for the AJHL's Brooks Bandits (2015-2019) as its Business Manager, and chaired the 2019 National Junior A Championship (now known as the Centennial Cup).

Previously a Communications Manager for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, he graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a Master of Science in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

Kyle Moore

Business Operations Coordinator

Kyle Moore enters his first seasonw ith the Okotoks Oilers as Business Operations Coordinator in 2021-22, overseeing corporate partnerships and administration for the team.

An alumnus of the AJHL, Moore played for the Olds Grizzlys in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. In the former, he was part of the team that notoriously upset Okotoks in the first round of the playoffs. In the latter, he served as an alternate captain for the squad in which he recorded 40 points in 58 games, added a team-leading 142 penalty minutes, and helped propel the team to what still stands as its winningest season in the past 11 years.

Subsequently, he played two seasons for the University of Lethbridge, where he was named an Academic All-Canadian and completed his Bachelor of Management in 2019.


Scouting Staff
Brad Cobb - Head Scout
Jason Johnstone - Assistant Head Scout
Gord Susinski - Director of Player Personnel & Calgary Area Scout

Jason Abramoff - CSSHL Area Scout
Monier Bohart - CSSHL Area Scout
Jeremy Browning - Midwest Ohio Area Scout
Brody Hailwood - Medicine Hat Area Scout
Gord Jones - Phoenix Area Scout
Jay Magnussen
Charlie Moxham - California Area Scout
Jason Reinhart - Edmonton Area Scout
Ryan Tessmer - Pennsylvania/Eastern US Scout
Jessie Willis - Minnesota Area Scout

Medical Staff

Dr. Arif Karmali - Chiropractic Sport Specialist

Momentum Health Seton - Official Medical Team

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