After an extensive selection process that included numerous
quality candidates, the Credit River Capitals are pleased to announce the
coaching lineup for the upcoming 2024/2025 season.
The Credit River Capitals would like to thank all of the
applicants who expressed their desire to coach within the organization and
congratulations to the successful candidates.
2024/2025 Head Coaches:
U10 (2015) – Kyle Callaghan
will finish off the 2023/2024 season with the U16 Caps team and return to the
organization to lead the 2015 age group. Kyle brings with him AAA
coaching experience (CRC and BHI) and a strong skill development background as
the owner of Wild Wolf Hockey. Kyle will create a strong foundation
for our U10’s with a skills-based development program that promotes in season
success and builds a long-term development plan for the future of our program.
U11 (2014)– Mike Jones
would like to welcome Mike to the Credit River Organization. Mike is
starting his Caps tenure with the U11 Capitals team. He brings over 16 years of
high-performance hockey development and AAA coaching experience in the GTHL
with various organizations. He was also named an Assistant Coach with the
Aurora Tigers Junior ‘A’ team in 2021. As a Skills Specialist, Mike has trained
several OHL & NHL players both independently and in group settings.
His dedication and energy for the game is contagious, we’re excited to bring
Mike on board given his proven track record of success - developing and
advancing individuals, and teams. Mike believes in creating an engaging program
that also prioritizes player enjoyment for the game, he’s looking forward to
moving this group forward and to their future successes.
U12 (2013)– Marco Conte
welcome back Marco for his 3rd season with the Caps
organization. In our inaugural season, the 2013 age group finished the
regular season with a .203 winning percentage. Marco’s season plan
and strong development program resulted in a successful playoff run that lead
the team to a birth in the OMHA finals. Under Marco’s leadership,
the team has continued to build on the success of last season with a winning
record in the regular season and finals appearances at the Platinum Cup in
Toronto and the Taylor Hall Classic in Kingston. We look forward to Marco’s
continued leadership, positive energy and future successes with this team.
U13 (2012) – Dwayne McKillop
would like to welcome Dwayne to the Credit River Organization. With 18 years of
head coaching experience in the GTHL, OMHA & Junior hockey Dwayne comes to
us with a proven track record of success. Dwayne has coached a variety of
age groups at the rep level including ’02, ’04, ’06, ’08, Junior A & B and
will join the Caps to lead our 2012’s on their hockey pathway. With over
400 coaching victories on his resume and his background working in professional
sports and event management Dwayne believes that sports are more than just a
game. It is a great way to teach many life lessons while working hard and
still having fun in competition and the sport you enjoy. Dwayne is a
Hockey Canada High Performance certified coach and former Canadian
University player. Known for being a communicator and teacher Dwayne
& his staff have helped graduate many of his former players to the GOJHL,
OJHL, BCHL and OHL.
U14 (2011) - Tom O’Grady
played his Junior hockey locally for the Bramalea Blues and Brampton Capitals
before receiving a full athletic scholarship to Merrimack College – Division 1
Hockey East. Post school, Tom went on to play professionally in Germany for 10
years. Tom has coaching experience in Minor Hockey coaching for 10
years in Germany with additional experience at the AAA and Junior level since
2008 in the GTHL, OMHA and OPJHL leagues.
We welcome Tom to the CRC organization.
U15 (2010) – Randy Smith
and his staff are returning to continue the winning culture they have created
with the 2010 age group. Last season, under the leadership of Randy
and his staff, the 2010 Caps team won the SCTA league championship and came
within an overtime goal at the OMHA finals for a birth to the OHF
Championships. This season, the team continues its winning ways by
having the best winning percentage in the OMHA providing them with the
opportunity to represent the OMHA at the Ontario Winter Games in Thunder Bay. We
are excited to welcome Randy back and have him lead this team through the
conclusion of their U16 season. We look forward to what the future
holds for this team.
U16 (2009) – Brent Mulder
played Junior hockey locally for the Brampton Capitals before playing four
years in the OHL for the Belleville Bulls and Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
followed by a stint in the ECHL. Brent is returning for his second
season with the Credit River Capitals bringing the dedication and intensity he
had as a player to the bench. His extensive elite level hockey
experience is an asset to the Credit River organization and to the players he
works with. Brent is dedicated to developing the players and team while
preparing them for hockey at the next level.
U18 (2007/2008) - Andy Meth
Meth has been a coach and hockey skills instructor at the Professional,
College, Junior A and minor hockey AAA levels for almost 25
years. He has coached and personally trained countless players who
have moved on to the highest levels of hockey.
In addition to his coaching experience Andy was formerly a Professional,
Collegiate and Junior hockey player. He will be going into his third year with
the Credit River Capitals AAA organization.
Andy has the experience and knowledge to prepare our players for
the next level of hockey.