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.


Amanda Schnell - Instructor

Growing up Amanda played boys hockey in the R.M of Macdonald as there were no girls teams in the area. At 17 she was 1 of 10 female players selected from Manitoba to play on Team Western and they won bronze at the U-18 Nationals. She also represent Team Manitoba 5 times at the Senior  Women’s Nationals. Amanda joined the University of Manitoba Bison Program in 2004/05. During her 5 years with the Bison Program they won 3 bronze at the CIS National Championship, won the Canada West Title in her final year. Amanda was also an assistant captain in her final year and was an  Academic All Canadian 3 times. Amanda began playing ball hockey and has represented Team Manitoba 5 Times at Nationals.


As an instructor, Amanda has worked with a wide range of abilities, from beginners to provincial team athletes. She was one of the lead instructors for the Mini-U Hockey Camps, worked at numerous Esso Female Fun Day Hockey Camps and was a bench coach/instructor for the Program of Excellence several times.  Amanda believes that hockey is an amazing sport that provided her with many opportunities to learn life lessons travel and build lifelong friendships. As an instructor she works hard to help build her athlete’s skills both on and off ice including: teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, self-reflection, and goal setting.  


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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