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Teams & Coaches

Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club has a long history of developing both great young volleyball players and great young people.
 

Since 1998 Canuck has had over 4000 male and female athletes play high level volleyball here with the Volleydome facilities as our home . Many have gone on to play at colleges and universities all over North America as well as in Provincial and National team programs. Many of them contributed to the numerous Provincial and National Championship banners that hang in the Volleydome and the GYM.
 

A number of factors are responsible for this success, but probably the largest amount of credit should go to the amazing group of coaches and technical resource people that are the backbone of Canuck Stuff. Our current coaching staff has an unprecedented number of former national team and Pro volleyball players, all anxious to pass along their experience and "Love of the Game" to the next generation of hard working athletes. Listed below are the teams and respective Canuck Stuff Coaches for the season.
 

One of the distinct advantages of a club like Canuck is the high caliber of coaches it attracts because of its history and reputation for developing great athletes, and great young people. We know each team will not only benefit from great coaching but will be exposed to the wealth of knowledge and experience of our Technical Committee consisting of a group or former CIS, National Team and many Pro volleyball players, as they help with the selection process, assist at team practices and offer positional clinics to Canuck athletes throughout the season.
 

Club Founders and Technical Directors: Don and Mylene Saxton


Don's volleyball career as a player started nearly 40 years ago, when after 2 years of playing Basketball at U of S he saw the light and switched to Volleyball, winning CIAU Gold in 1979. Don went on to play a total of 8 years with Team Canada earning a second place finish at the FISU Games, a third place finish at the Pan Am Games, and a forth place finish at the 1984 Olympics. Don played Pro Volleyball with the Dutch team in 1980, and in Spain from 1989 to 1991. He started the Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club in 1991 as a men's team which won 7 Canadian Championships and 1 USA Open Championship. During the next 15 years he enjoyed playing and winning in the masters and seniors categories, earning 4 more World Titles.

Don's coaching career started with a couple of seasons as an apprentice and assistant coach with Team Canada and his first youth club team was a group of 13 year old Bantam boys most of whom had never seen a volleyball before. Since that time Don and Mylene have run programs for players of all ages including the very popular adult co-ed leagues, Volleyball Academy and Dome Club for kids grade 3 to 11, School and Club Tournaments and of course the Canuck Stuff Youth Volleyball Club for male and female players between the ages of 13 and 18. Don was awarded the Tachikara Coach of the Year Award in 2008 after taking a group of U18 girls on an unexpected journey which ended with a Silver medal at the Canadian Open Juvenile Championships. The next season he led a group of U14 guys to a National Championship in Abbotsford and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame again, this time as the recipient of the Sport Builder Award.

Mylene played at the University of Ottawa where she was awarded the CIAU Most Valuable Player Award in 1980. She played 1 year with the Jr. National Team and then went on to play six years for Team Canada, mostly as a middle blocker.

After moving to Calgary, Mylene taught and coached volleyball at St. Mary's High School. Mylene has developed many great young volleyball players through the Canuck Stuff program winning two Canadian National Championships in 2003 and 2005. Mylene has enjoyed coaching our younger athletes working with the U14 age group and winning back to back provincial championships in 2012 and 2013. Mylene and Don are looking forward to a very successful season as this group of girls round out their Canuck career and their U18 year.

The Saxton's contribution to the game of volleyball can only be described as "immeasurable".
 

Please take a minute to look over the impressive Bios of the Coaching Staff that call Canuck Stuff and The Volleydome "home".

Below is a list of our Teams and Coaches for the upcoming 2020/2021 season. Please be patient as we are updating these as we confirm this year's rosters.

Current Teams & Coaches

For more information on specific age groups please scroll down.

U18 Men

Coach(es): Bill Knight, Steve Smith, & Jon Isaacs Contact: william@knightlynk.com

U18 Women

Coach(es): Brian Gullekson, Claire Laurie  Fauve Welsh & Diego Perez

Contact: bgullekson@volleydome.net

U17 Men

Coach(es):

Chad Grasza Don and Ben Saxton 

Contact: chad@vivofortis.com

U17 Women

Coach(es): Camille Saxton Jason Evans, Dana Bang, Graham & Toby Gent, & Brian Quach

Contact: evansjt@shaw.ca

U16 Boys​

Coach(es): Dave Jones, Thomas Heinze, Kyle Lee & Shane Kozak

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U16 Girls

Coach(es): Jolan Storch, Candace Greves, Jason Crellin & Milou Saxton (with Ana Browne & Rachel Tano

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U15 Boys​

Coach(es): Brian Gullekson, Fauve Welsh, John McDougall & Joe Carroll

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U15 Girls

Coach(es): Graham & Toby Gent, Diego Perez, Brian Quach & Carlee Thorsen

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U14 Boys

Coach(es): Greg Barthel, Juan Bacerra & Connor Compton

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U14 Girls

Coach(es): Joanna Korzeniewski, Shane Kozak, & Morgan McKale

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

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U18 Men

Coaches : Bill Knight, Steve Smith & Jon Isaacs

 

Bill Knight

 

Over the past 35 years Bill has been a player, official and coach in different sports. He has coached Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer over the last 20 years. He was a 10 year member of the Canadian men’s National Volleyball Team, and a 1992 Olympian. He finished off his volleyball career with a Canuck Stuff National Championship in 1995. Hanging up the playing equipment and picking up the whistle changed his focus in the sport to development of the players and the referees to better improve the overall level of the game. He was involved with the original Volleydome operations and has returned to coaching volleyball the past number of seasons for the younger kids at Dome Club and the Provincial Club system. If you do not see him on the court as a coach, you may see him on the referee stand, as he officiates many weekends and at all levels which gives him a different perspective and insight into the game.


Jon Isaacs

 

Jon grew up playing volleyball in the Bahamas and joined the Jr. National Team there in 2009. He came to Canada in 2011 to attend the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) and began practicing with the SAIT Men's team. Jon officially joined the Bahama's Sr. Men's National Team in 2012. He joined the SAIT Trojans in 2014 as a right side for the ACAC volleyball season and returned home to play and travel with the National Team during the summers. Jon has been coaching various youth programs here at the Volleydome for the past 6 years as well as some youth development programs back home and is also volunteering as an assistant coach at Master's Academy helping their high school team. This will Jon’s fourth year with this group of boys having been with them since U14

2021/2022 Roster

 

Alex Bazhanov
Nicholas Bazhanov
Ben Chew
Ethan Church
Joshua Dueck
Garrett Harvey
Gavin Head
Victor Reis
Cade Smith
Ashton South
Finian Wust

Team Info

 

Canuck will run 2 competitive juvenile men's teams again for the 2021/22 season (U17 and U18).
For more information on the U18 program please contact Bill Knight at william@knightlynk.com
 

U17 Men

Coaches : Chad Grasza, Don and Ben Saxton

 Chad Grasza
 

For over 25 years Chad has been coaching and advocating to keep kids active and in sport. From coaching to board work to volunteering and raising (and coaching) 4 kids in the Calgary community Chad is always actively involved in sport.

In his youth, being born and raised in Calgary, hockey was his first team and competitive experience, playing up to the Jr. level.  Hockey transitioned to volleyball where he continued his passion for teamwork and competition as a setter and captain both in High School, Dino’s and Dino/Cougar teams.  

Chad is NCCP Level 1 certified and has been coaching the boys Canucks and Jr Canucks (U14, U15, U16) programs for the last 4 years.

Chad is passionate about connecting with each athlete and also teaching them life skills of commitment, strong work ethic getting them to be the best they can be both on and off the court.

2021 Team Roster

 Clinton 

 Lachlan 

 Edan 

 Thomas B 

 Stone

 Liam

 Noah V 

 Justin H

Team Info

 

Canuck will run 2 competitive juvenile men's teams again for the 2021/22 season (U17 and U18). The U17 team is currently looking for a Middle Blocker and a Libero.
For more information on the U17 program please contact Chad at chad@vivofortis.com
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U18 Women

Coaches : Brian Gullekson, Claire Laurie, Fauve Welsh & Diego Perez


Brian Gullekson

 

2022 will mark Brian's 23rd season coaching volleyball at Canuck Stuff, although it also marks his 42nd year involved in competitive sports as either a coach, official and/or sport administrator. Brian has spent the last 23 years coaching Canuck guys and girls club teams and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is a Level 2 NCCP certified coach in both Softball and Volleyball and has completed all the training for his Level 3. Brian is also an Advanced Coach Developer and Evaluator. He spent 16 years officiating Basketball at all levels including community, ACAC, CIAU and the World Basketball League. Brian believes strongly in the lifelong benefits children gain when they participate in competitive sports as witnessed in his own children as well as many others in his years in sports. Over the years Brian's teams have earned several championship banners and many of the athletes he has coached have gone to play at the post secondary, national and professional levels, but his greatest pride is in watching these young athletes grow to become great young men and women and in some cases return to coach at Canuck or the Volleydome.

Claire Laurie

 

We are thrilled to have Claire back home with Canuck. Claire played her club career here and was the recipient of the Canuck Love of the Game Award in 2013. This year will be Claire 3rd year with this group of girls. She is back in Calgary now working as a professional strength and conditioning trainer and is excited to be coaching and training the girls in our U18 program for the 2022 season.

Fauve Welsh

Fauve played her club volleyball in Calgary and graduated from the Canuck program heading to College of the Rockies to play the 2013/14 season. She returned to Alberta to play at Red Deer College where her team won a National Championship. Fauve also coached both U17 and U14 girls club teams with the Queen’s Volleyball Club during her time in Red Deer. She helped coach the Canuck U14 girl’s program in 2017 before completing a Bachelor of Education at UofA. Fauve returned to Calgary again and played in the One Volleyball league during the 2018 season and we are thrilled to have her back to coach at Canuck again. She worked with both our U17 Women’s program as well as our U14 Boys team last year and we are excited to have her sharing her experience with our athletes again this year.

Diego Perez

 

Diego has been coaching boys and girls here at the Volleydome for past 10 years and has enjoyed coaching a group of young women starting at U14 five years ago, staying with this group with many of them playing in our U18 program this year. He also helped coach U14 Girls team last year and will continue with them this year at U15.
He played for eight years in the A1 Club League in Mendoza Argentina and is very passionate about volleyball and loves helping the kids improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Diego is a level 2 NCCP Certified Coach and is working on completing his level 3. This will be his sixth season with Canuck, coaching U14 and U15 boys when he first joined our staff, as well as coaching school teams at Masters Academy and St. Jean Brebeauf school.

2021/2022 Roster

 

Lauren Aldcorn.......Setter
Keeley Belcourt......Middle
Carmen Galvez......Outside Hitter
Kirsten Gebert......Libero
Sierra Gibson.........Outside Hitter
Reese Huber........Setter
Juliana Jordan.........Outside Hitter
Emily Kitt......Outside Hitter
Keelyn McLaughlin....... Right Side
Fade Ogunbade........MB/OH
Taylor Oliverio........Setter/RS
Kristen Pauls......Middle
Elysia Price.......Outside Hitter
Natalie Timmerman......Middle
Katie VanHee.......Right Side
Tara Vermeulen...... Libero

Team Info

 

Canuck will run 3 Competitive Juvenile Women's teams for the 2022 season. A U17 Women's team, a U17/18 team and a U18 team.
We currently have large number of strong returning athletes committed to play for the 2022 season and looking forward to an exciting competitive season
For more information Please contact Brian at bgullekson@volleydome.net

U17  & U17/18 Women

Coaches : Camille Saxton, Jason Evans, Dana Bang, Graham and Toby Gent & Brian Quach

 

Camille Saxton


Camille has been around volleyball and the Volleydome since not long after she could walk. She played 6 years with the Canuck Stuff Club and went on to play with Oregon State University as a power hitter on a 5 year scholarship winning numerous awards along the way. Four years ago Camille joined the FIVB beach circuit culminating in a trip to compete in the World Championships in Vienna that summer. Being part of the Saxton clan Camille has been coaching kids since she was 16 years old in Summer Camps, Dome Club, Skills Clinics as well as on their Club Teams. She is excited to share her playing and coaching experience with this exception group of young women

Jason Evans

 

Jason grew up in Calgary playing volleyball for Crescents Heights High School winning both a city and provincial championship. He also captained Team Alberta to a western national championship. Later on, Jason went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree and Education degree from the University of Calgary while playing volleyball for the U of C Dino’s, winning a national championship in 1993.  Jason is a NCCP certified coach with club coaching experience at the 13U, 14U, 15u & 16u levels. Jason has also been part of the coaching group that help led one of boys’ teams to countless wins and arguably one of the most successful club teams ever. This group consistently finished top 3 in all the premier tournaments and were successful in winning 2 Provincial Championships and 3 back to back National Championships (14u, 15u & 16u). Jason has also contributed to a team of coaches that have seen success on the girl’s side as well, wining a provincial title in 2019 and a Bronze medal at Nationals in Abbotsford. In 2019, Jason was named Mikasa’s Performance Coach of the Year by Alberta Volleyball. Today, Jason continues to bring dedication and positivity to the players he coaches and to the sport of volleyball.


Dana Bang

 

Dana grew up in Calgary playing volleyball for Sir Winston Churchill High School winning both a city and a provincial championship. He played his club ball for the Dino’s, and also played for Team Alberta. While studying at the University of Calgary, Dana played for the Dino's men's team. Dana began coaching in the late 1990's with Canuck and has experience with 13U through the 18U levels. He had the privilege to learn from 2 of the best, Don & Mylene Saxton, and won a gold medal at the 2005 nationals while coaching the U16 Canuck girls team with his wife Janet. Dana loves the game of volleyball and is passionate about helping young athletes grow as players and people.

Toby Gent

 

Toby grew up in Calgary and attended Bowness High school and played her youth club volleyball through the Dino’s and Elite West programs and was a member of Team Alberta. After high school Toby played for the University of Manitoba Bison’s Women’s volleyball team as a middle blocker from 1995-2000. Toby is keen on using her experience and skills to coach and mentor young women as they grow through the Canuck program.


Graham Gent

 

Graham grew up in Calgary and attended Dr. E.P. Scarlett high school and played club volleyball through the Dino’s program and was a member of Team Alberta. He attended the University of Calgary and played for the Men’s team from 1995-2000 as an outside hitter. Following university Graham played Senior Men’s Volleyball with the Canuck Stuff Club and is very excited to be back coaching with the competitive Canuck stream.

2021/2022 Roster


Erika Bang
Jessica Bergstrom
Gina Calles
Halle Craiggs
Isabel Crashley
Skylar Evans
Maddie Evans
Keira Gent

Kiara Keibel

Jayda Morson
Keeley Mucenski
Daisy Olsen
Danika Pullishy
Jada Sarich
Brynn Stewart
Isabella Stothart
Stephanie Walker
Briana Wong

Team Info

Canuck will run 3 Competitive Juvenile Women's teams for the 2022 season. A U17 Women's team, a U17/18 team and a U18 team.We currently have large number of strong returning athletes committed to play for the 2022 season and looking forward to an exciting competitive season
For more information contact Jason Evans at evansjt@shaw.ca
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U16 Girls

Coaches : Jolan Storch, Milou Saxton, Jason Crellin and Ana Browne

 

Jolan Storch

 

Jolan grew up in Edmonton and played volleyball at Harry Ainlay. In the summers she and Candace trained together as members of Team Alberta. She went to the University of Toronto for 4 years as the starting setter and for 3 out of 4 years was the team captain and academic All-Canadian. She then joined the Canadian indoor national team program for 2 seasons, followed by 2 seasons playing professionally in Division 1 in Switzerland. Jolan capped off her “young” playing career on the beach with 4 years on Canada’s beach national team, with several top 15 finishes. In her “old” playing career, Jolan is a 4-time US Open Volleyball Champion (40’s Division). Jolan started coaching as a University student during her summers and has been a regular coach within various Volleydome programs with each of her children’s teams over the past 6 years. She is known as a very enthusiastic coach who loves to see her athletes succeed. She believes that this will give them the same life-long love of the sport and the many friendships and opportunities it can offer, that she has had the privilege to experience. We are thrilled to Jolan round out this amazing coaching staff!!


Candace Greves

 

We are very fortunate to have Candace returning for a tenth season as part of our Canuck staff after nine very successful seasons coaching her four son's teams with her husband Kent. Their track record coaching here at Canuck is truly amazing when you consider their win/loss record, the number of Provincial and National Champions they have won and look at the caliber of athletes they have developed in their programs! Candace played in the Alberta club program as well as the Team Alberta representatives to the Canada Games in 1989. She played at the University of Calgary as a power hitter in winning the CIAU Championship in 1989. She and her teammates went on to add another in 1994. Candace was awarded the "Mikasa U16 Coach of the Year" in 2011. where they said "She is truly invested in each athlete and brings out the very best in everyone around her".
We are very excited to Candace become back with our girls U15 program for the 2020/21 season!!

Jason Crellin

 

Jason grew up playing Volleyball in Strathmore under the coaching expertise of Randy Moncks, and went on to play with the University of Calgary Dinos Club Volleyball team, as well as the Alberta Provincial Team. Jason played for 5 years with the University of Calgary Dinos Mens Volleyball Team winning a national Championship in 1993. After university he continued to play with the Mens Canuck Volleyball Club and has coached with Canuck back in the 1990s. He has had the opportunity to Assistant Coach at the College level both at Mount Royal and SAIT for 4 years, as well as for the Alberta Provincial Team for 3 years, along side current University head coaches Rod Durrant and Dan Ota. He has been teaching with the Rockyview School Division for the last 18 years, coaching both the high boys and girls teams for 16 years. He has seen many players that he has coached move on with successful club, University, National team and Professional careers in Volleyball. He feels that Volleyball is a great life long sport and can teach athletes the importance of hard work, competition, team work, leadership and fairness in all aspects of their lives.


Milou Saxton

 

Milou, being the first of the four Saxton children, started playing volleyball at the age of 10 and spent 7 years playing with Canuck Stuff club - winning a couple of Provincial Championships and 2 Nationals Championships before going off to Connecticut University for 5 years as a Division 1 setter/rightside in the NCAA and pursuing her interests in graphic design.

Milou’s passion for coaching started when she was about 16 years old running the Volleydome summer camps for kids and sha has been actively coaching ever since. Over the years she has coached all age groups for both guys and girls. Milou has also really enjoyed sharing her experience as a high level setter over the past few years by running setting sessions for our juvenile women’s setters. Add to that her passion for the beach game and the fact that she spends her summers coaching beach volleyball to club athletes as well as on the Provincial Teams, Summer Games teams and most recently the Western Canada Summer Games team.
In her “spare time” she works full time running the Volleydome's Youth programs and somehow still finds time play in the competitive women’s and co-ed leagues. Not sure where she finds the energy, but we are sure grateful for all she brings to our club and the volleyball community in general!! Milou is very excited to return to coaching young girls again with the Canuck U15 program in the upcoming season!

2021/2022 Roster

 

Charlotte Anderson
Leni Blanke
Kiera Crellin
Jannah Drissi
Ava Fontaine
Isabella Hoy
Makenna Kolody
Avarie Komori
Amy Luken
Stella McKenna
Cate McLaughlin
Jada Naderi
Olivia Pare
Sasha Pasloski
Averi Penner
Georgia Pulaski
Maria Rawlek
Bailee Selent
Anna Timmerman
Leilani Wust

Team Info

 

Canuck will run 2 Competitive U16 Girls Teams for the 2021/22 season with a very strong group of athletes from their U14 and U15 years. For more information please contact   canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U17 & U17/18 Women

 
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U16 Boys

Coaches : Dave Jones, Thomas Heinze, Kyle Lee & Shane Kozak

 

Dave Jones

 

Dave began his sports career as a multi-sport athlete from a very young age. He started into volleyball as a setter with the Guelph Oaks Sports Club in 1975. He made the Junior National Team as an alternate at 17 years old in 1976 and worked at the volleyball venue during the Montreal Olympics. This experience solidified volleyball as the sport that he would pursue and eventually play competitively for over 30 years. Dave attended subsequent Junior National Team tryouts without being selected as part of those teams. Undeterred, he continued to train hard and was the starting setter for the Ontario Junior Provincial Team that won gold at the 1979 Brandon Winter Games. 1980 was the year Dave tried out for and become part of the Senior Men’s National Volleyball Team that would eventually finish 4th in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, Canada’s highest Olympic volleyball finish to date. Dave played on the National Team for over six years and played professionally for 5 years in the French Volleyball League, after which he decided to return to Calgary playing elite club level volleyball in Canada and the USA. In 1997 Canuck Stuff won gold in the Open Division at the US National Volleyball Championships, the first time a non- American team ever won that title.
One of his biggest honours and accomplishments is recently being inducted into the Canadian Volleyball Hall of Fame as part of the 1984 Olympic Team. Dave is excited to become part of the rich history of successful coaches and teams at Canuck Club and looks forward to enriching and inspiring the lives and volleyball journeys of many young athletes.

Shane Kozak

Shane grew up in B.C. where he played 5 years for Team BC and was captain of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games championship team. While growing up Shane also played for several competitive club teams throughout BC where he twice captained and represented Canada at the US Junior Olympics. Shane also played at the U of C and Mt Royal College. While playing for Mt Royal College during the 1998-1999 season Shane captained the team to a National Championship title and was named to the "All-Canadian Team". Shane has coached the West Ridge School team the previous three seasons, including going undefeated during the 2019 season, and is very excited to be coaching with the competitive Canuck program.

2021/2022 Roster

 

Matthew Debeljak
Connor Doyle
Adrian Einarsson
Jeremy Hasegawa
Jett Hasiuk
Nicholas Hill
Nigel Jones
Kye Kozak
Benjamin Kramer
Andrew Marchi
Evan McClain
Carter Merchant
Gabriel Munoz
Ryan Pittman
Murray Schaffer
Tyler Trinh
Dion vander Meer
David Zarka

Team Info

 

Canuck will run 2 Competitive U16 Boys Teams for the 2021/22 season.

For more information see the "News" page or contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net
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U15 Girls

Coaches : Graham and Toby Gent, Diego Perez and Brian Quach

 

Toby Gent

 

Toby grew up in Calgary and attended Bowness High school and played her youth club volleyball through the Dino’s and Elite West programs and was a member of Team Alberta. After high school Toby played for the University of Manitoba Bison’s Women’s volleyball team as a middle blocker from 1995-2000. Toby is keen on using her experience and skills to coach and mentor young women as they grow through the Canuck program.


Graham Gent

 

Graham grew up in Calgary and attended Dr. E.P. Scarlett high school and played club volleyball through the Dino’s program and was a member of Team Alberta. He attended the University of Calgary and played for the Men’s team from 1995-2000 as an outside hitter. Following university Graham played Senior Men’s Volleyball with the Canuck Stuff Club and is very excited to be back coaching with the competitive Canuck stream.


Diego Perez

 

Diego has been coaching boys and girls here at the Volleydome for past 10 years and has enjoyed coaching a group of young women starting at U14 five years ago, staying with this group with many of them playing in our U18 program this year. He also helped coach U14 Girls team last year and will continue with them this year at U15.
He played for eight years in the A1 Club League in Mendoza Argentina and is very passionate about volleyball and loves helping the kids improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Diego is a level 2 NCCP Certified Coach and is working on completing his level 3. This will be his sixth season with Canuck, coaching U14 and U15 boys when he first joined our staff, as well as coaching school teams at Masters Academy and St. Jean Brebeauf school.

 

2021/2022 Roster

Leyton Balint
Rory Bell
Addison Bechard

Brooke Bergstrom
Heidi Craiggs
Rachel Eykelbosch

Dorothy Fanzhu
Jade Gautier
Ashlyn Gent
Paige Hanzel

Lily Higgins
Kallie Komori
Andrea Li
Katherine Li

Allie Peterson
Lauren Robertson

Payton Shafer
Maya Sikora
Alivia Sladek
Dana Tanton

Olivia Wideman
 

Team Info

 

Canuck will run two competitive U15 girls teams for the 2021/22 season. 
For more information see the "News" page or contact Graham at gent13@telus.net
 
 
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U15 Boys

Coaches : Brian Gullekson, Fauve Welsh, John McDougall, and Joe Carroll 

 

Brian Gullekson

2022 will mark Brian's 23rd season coaching volleyball at Canuck Stuff, although it also marks his 42nd year involved in competitive sports as either a coach, official and/or sport administrator. Brian has spent the last 23 years coaching Canuck guys and girls club teams and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is a Level 2 NCCP certified coach in both Softball and Volleyball and has completed all the training for his Level 3. Brian is also an Advanced Coach Developer and Evaluator. He spent 16 years officiating Basketball at all levels including community, ACAC, CIAU and the World Basketball League. Brian believes strongly in the lifelong benefits children gain when they participate in competitive sports as witnessed in his own children as well as many others in his years in sports. Over the years Brian's teams have earned several championship banners and many of the athletes he has coached have gone to play at the post secondary, national and professional levels, but his greatest pride is in watching these young athletes grow to become great young men and women and in some cases return to coach at Canuck or the Volleydome.

Fauve Welsh

Fauve played her club volleyball in Calgary and graduated from the Canuck program heading to College of the Rockies to play the 2013/14 season. She returned to Alberta to play at Red Deer College where her team won a National Championship. Fauve also coached both U17 and U14 girls club teams with the Queen’s Volleyball Club during her time in Red Deer. She helped coach the Canuck U14 girl’s program in 2017 before completing a Bachelor of Education at UofA. Fauve returned to Calgary again and played in the One Volleyball league during the 2018 season and we are thrilled to have her back to coach at Canuck again. She is working with both our U17 Women’s program as well as our U14 Boys team.

Joe Carroll

Joe has been living in Lethbridge for the past 10 years and have recently moved to Calgary. He has have been coaching at LCI or Chinook High School for the last 8 years and with LVC for 3 years (2018-2020) . Some highlights include back to back ASAA 3A provincials with LCI medaling in 2019 and U16 Tournament winners for the 2019 Spokane Boarder Smack Down.

 

Joe is working on his NCCP level 1 certification and hoping to complete it this year.

Many of the athletes he has had the opportunity to coach have moved on to the post-secondary level and Joe feels fortunate to have worked with and be mentored by many great Southern Alberta coaches who have had a profound impact on his coaching philosophy. He has enjoyed a life long love of the sport and hopes to inspire the same in the athletes the coaches. 

2021/2022 Roster

 

Connor Donegan
Oscer Furtado
Jason Guo
Andy Kang
Zach Lachelt
Ethan Ong
Cooper Sadleir
Rylan Schebesch
Brody Thorogood
Kohen Yeske

Team Info

 

Canuck had only one U14 Boys team last season and is looking to run two competitive U15 Boys team for the 2021/22 season. Canuck is actively looking for about 6 more players help fill the second team, and there are still spots available for the Dome Defenders Club team as well. If you are interested in playing U15 club volleyball we recommend you fill out an application (  2022 Application form ) and send it to Brian at the email address below. You should also register for tryouts. The registration link is:  
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 For more information please contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net 

U14 Girls

Coaches : Joanna Korzeniewski, Shane Kozak and Morgan McKale.
 

Joanna Korzeniewski

Joanna is an NCCP level 3 certified coach who has coached many teams over the past 20+ years including high school, club (including a National Championship), Summer Games and Provincial Teams. She played with the BC Provincial Team, Canada Games Team, 5 years at UBC, as well as playing professionally in Spain and Portugal. Joanna is also an avid beach player that was ranked in the top 9 in Canada and encourages young ladies to play beach as that was when she noticed her indoor game really improved. Five years ago Joanna lead our Canuck U16 Girls team to a Provincial Championship and coached our U17 women's team following season. We are very pleased to welcome Joanna back to our Canuck Coaching Staff for the 2022 season as our U14 Girls coach!

Shane Kozak

Shane grew up in B.C. where he played 5 years for Team BC and was captain of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games championship team. While growing up Shane also played for several competitive club teams throughout BC where he twice captained and represented Canada at the US Junior Olympics. Shane also played at the U of C and Mt Royal College. While playing for Mt Royal College during the 1998-1999 season Shane captained the team to a National Championship title and was named to the "All-Canadian Team". Shane has coached the West Ridge School team the previous three seasons, including going undefeated during the 2019 season, and is very excited to be coaching with the competitive Canuck program.

Team Info

 

Canuck will run two competitive U14 Girls teams for the 2021/22 season. These teams will be selected and signed during the tryout period starting in late November. There are a number of athletes that are verbally committed to play on the Canuck U14 girls teams, but there are still 6-8 roster spots available (2 setters, 2 middles and 2 left sides) to be filled from the tryouts.  The are still lots of spots available with the Dome Defenders Club teams to be filled at tryouts. To register for tryouts use the link below:
https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/NIGXG698ENIX
For more information see the "News" page or contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net
 
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U14 Boys

Coaches : Greg Bartel, Juan Becerra & Connor Compton

 

Bios, Roster and Team information ......coming soon 

Team Info

 

Canuck is planning two competitive U14 Boys teams for the 2021/22 season. These teams will be selected and signed during the tryout period starting on November 28th. If you are interested in trying out for either the Canuck or Dome Defenders U14 Boys team please register for tryouts at: https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/NIGXG698ENIX
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For more information see the "News" page or contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net
 
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