Staff Profiles


Sean Pettinger - Head Instructor

Sean began his hockey career with the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) in 2002. He played four seasons there before accepting a hockey scholarship to the University of Wisconsin- River Falls. In River Falls, Sean played for four years before graduating.  He then moved back to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba while playing for Manitoba’s Allan Cup team- The Southeast Prairie Thunder. 

Upon moving back to Winnipeg, Sean continues to be extensively involved instructing players while working at The Rink Training Centre, which he has done for the past 8 years.  During this time, he has worked with a wide range of levels including numerous midget, junior, and pro players while focusing on power skating and skill development.  Aside from this, he has also been involved in coaching spring hockey with various teams as well as being an instructor for five years at the Impact Hockey School in Brandon, Manitoba.

Sean focuses on a technical skating and skill breakdown with players before applying these skills in a tactical situation.  He is detail oriented and provides feedback to all players in a positive and productive approach.  He is looking forward to helping and instructing players at the Starbuck Hockey Academy.

Blair Adamson - Instructor

After playing 3 years of AAA midget with the Central Plains Capitals, Blair split his time between the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Junior Hockey Leagues with the Melfort Mustangs, Waywayseecappo Wolverines, and the Neepawa Natives. A highlight of Blair’s hockey career was being chosen to represent the MJHL at the Viking Cup in Camrose , Alberta. Following his junior hockey career he spent the better part of a decade playing competitive fastball, which allowed him to participate in the Canada Games, as well as numerous Western Canadian and National championships.

As an instructor, Blair believes in advancing your child’s skills through the use of positive feedback and direct coaching. Work ethic and attitude are skills that can be taught and these are the most important skills that your child will develop at Starbuck Hockey Academy.

Brett Legault - Instructor

Growing up in Carman, Brett played for the Cougars throughout his minor hockey days.  After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he decided to travel and ended up living in South Korea for a year and a half, where he was able to play hockey with people from Russia, England, America, Sweden and Korea.  It was while living in South Korea that Brett recognized his passion for hockey and teaching.  Having the opportunity to do both at Starbuck Hockey Academy has been a dream come true.

For the past three years, Brett has coached his son in the South Winnipeg Hockey Association.  During this time he has had the opportunity to learn from experienced coaches, work with young players and develop a passion for coaching.  As an instructor, Brett believes that attitude and work ethic are the cornerstones for improving as a player.  The intense focus on skating and skill development are a the forefront of every practice but Brett believes the students must still be given an opportunity to apply these skills in small game settings.  Brett looks forward to helping usher in the next wave of hockey players from Manitoba that have that Prairie background of teamwork, positivity and leadership.


Tim Morison - Goalie Instructor

Tim played two years of AAA before moving on to the MMJHL. After his playing days were over Tim worked with Goalie coach Rick St. Croix for ten years before establishing TMGoaltending, an elite goaltending school. Tim has excelled as a coach working with goalies all over rural Manitoba. Tim has been part of many championship teams while coaching the Pembina Valley Hawks. Tim has been an assistant/goalie coach where his team has won multiple AAA Bantam/Midget championship titles including a silver and bronze at the Western Canadian Championships. Tim has produced top notch goalies who have received scholarships and top goalie awards. This past year Tim had one of his students sign his first NHL contract, an accomplishment he is very proud to be a part of. Tim has been recognized as a finalist for the Coaching Manitoba Excellence award on multiple occasions.

A main staple in Tim’s training is advanced video technology. Tim’s unique, progressive, repetition based training regimen equips students with the fundamental skill set that they need to be successful.

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