Head Coach Dwight Lee
This is Dwight’s second season as Head Coach of the Thompson Okanagan Lakers. Dwight brings to the Lakers a passion for player development and a high level of enthusiasm in helping aspiring athletes reach their goals. He has been helping develop players with his Skating and Skill Development Program for the past four years and has trained players at all levels including Minor Hockey, Junior, Collegiate, and Professional. Dwight is a Hockey Canada High Performance 1 trained Coach. He has also served as Coach Coordinator and Skill Development Instructor for Windermere Valley Minor Hockey in the 2017/2018 season. Dwight has playing experience at the Junior A and Collegiate level. He finished his playing career at Minot State University, where he graduated with degrees in Management and International Business. Dwight is looking forward to revitalizing the Lakers program and helping the team reach their potential.
Assistant Coach Jody Goforth
This is Jody's second season as an Assistant Coach and the Strength and Conditioning Trainer for the Lakers. She has played hockey all her life and recently spent four years playing at 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 both herself and 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 Jason Elders
Jason is excited to be part of the Lakers Coaching Staff. He brings to the Lakers a wealth of hockey knowledge from his experience playing at a high level. Jason has been involved with hockey in the area for many years and was a member of the back to back Centennial Cup Champion Vernon Lakers. Jason also played Collegiate hockey at University of Denver before playing many years of Professional hockey in both North America and Europe. His strong understanding of the game makes him a great asset to the program.
Assistant Coach Rob Selby
Rob has been coaching sports for over 20 years in British Columbia and Ontario. He has previously coached for Kelowna Minor Hockey and has earned Coach of the Year recognition for his efforts. Rob has experience playing several sports competitively, including hockey. He is passionate in developing athletes emphasizing focus, commitment, and attitude in realizing their full potential in sports and in life. Rob has had many positive experiences from sport that he is looking forward to sharing with the Lakers.
General Manager Alice Hamilton
This is Alice's third season with the Thompson Okanagan Lakers, and her second as the General Manager after being Assistant General Manager her first year. Alice has many years of experience with female hockey having managed Kelowna Female Bantam teams, being involved with events such as BC Hockey U16 Camp, serving on the Committee for Girls Play Hockey Day in Kelowna, and organizing team 50/50 ticket sales for the Kelowna Rockets in past seasons. Alice is looking forward to a great season with the Thompson Okanagan Lakers.