Head Coach Dwight Lee
This is Dwight’s third season as Head Coach of the Thompson Okanagan Lakers. Dwight brings to the Lakers a passion for player development along with years of experience in working with athletes to reach their hockey goals. Dwight is a Hockey Canada High Performance Coach and has provided mentorship to various minor hockey associations. Dwight has playing experience at the Junior A and Collegiate level and concluded his playing career at Minot State University, where he graduated with degrees in Management and International Business.
Assistant Coach Jody Goforth
This is Jody's third season as an Assistant Coach and the Strength and Conditioning Trainer for the Lakers. She has experience playing collegiate hockey for Minot State University in North Dakota, where she studied both Corporate Fitness and Education. Jody's time playing at the Collegiate level helped develop her love of training and helping others to become the best athletes they can be. Jody leads all off-ice strength and conditioning training, provides support to the players in all academic areas, and is our Hockey Canada Safety Person.
Assistant Coach Brent Magnus
This is Brent's first season as an Assistant Coach for the Lakers. Brent graduated from UBCO's Computer Science program and is a Red Seal Industrial Electrician. He has been involved in hockey his entire life in many roles, including player, parent, coach, manager, evaluator, and member of Vernon Minor Hockey's Board of Directors. Brent has a proven track record of player development and team success and is excited to help the players reach their potential!
General Manager Bob Petty
This is Bob’s first year as GM of the Lakers. Bob is a Chartered Personal Accountant that has 6 years of experience as a Division Director for Kelowna Minor Hockey where he organized teams and ran divisions ranging from U16 to U18. He has enjoyed giving back to the minor hockey associations where both of his kids have played.
Assistant Manager Jen Petty
This is Jen’s first year as Assistant Manager of the Lakers. Jen is a Chartered Personal Accountant and has years of experience as Treasurer of past rep teams in Kelowna Minor Hockey.