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Hockey Operations Staff

Storm 2020-2021 Hockey Operations Staff


General Manager & Head Coach

Mike Vandekamp

Mike is entering his 26th season as a Head Coach in Junior Hockey (BCHL, AJHL, WHL). He has coached over 1600 games and won the Championship in 3 different leagues. He has helped 100's of players advance to leagues such as NCAA Division 1, CIS, Minor Pro, Europe, and the National Hockey League. 

Mike has returned to the Storm after spending the past 9 seasons in the BCHL.  In his previous stint with the Storm (2007-2011) his teams amassed a regular season record of 154-72-19.  In the playoffs his teams posted a 27-18 record and won the AJHL Championship in 2009.


Email / 250.668.9919


 Assistant Coach

 Sam Waterfield 

Sam joins the Storm from the Coquitlam Express in the BCHL where he helped the Express win the regular season title last season. Going into his 4th full season of coaching, Sam was the head coach and GM of the Saanich Braves (VIJHL) and worked with the Victoria Royals (WHL) before moving to the BCHL for 1 season.                                                                    








Goaltending Coach

Jonny Webb

2nd Year with the Storm

Jonny brings 7 years of goaltending coaching to the Storm coaching staff. He previously worked with World Pro Goaltending for 5 years and now teaches at Top Prospects Goaltending out of Calgary. In addition, he also coaches the goalies for the Bantam and Midget AAA Bisons in Calgary. He brings technical expertise as well as a growth and performance mindset to the young elite goalies of the Grande Prairie Storm.




Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jordan McTaggart

2nd Year with the Storm

A true Grande Priarie local, Jordan played for every GPAC Team and went on to play three years for the Grande Prairie Storm. The next three years were spent at Red Deer College playing for the RDC Kings and receiving a Diploma in Kinesiology: Coaching & Sports Performance. The next two years he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta-Augustana while playing for the Vikings. Jordan has owned and operated TAGS Athletic Gym for four years in the spring and summers, and is beyond excited to return to the Storm in a coaching capacity as he continues to develop elite athletes.


Athletic Therapist & Equipment Manager

Devin Atkin

2nd Year with the Storm






Goaltending Consultant

Chris Mason

2nd Year with the Storm

Billet Coordinator

Chanda Peddie

11th Year with the Storm


Education Consultant

Derrick Potosky

2nd Year with the Storm


Scouting Staff

Jason Williamson - Director of Scouting and Player Recruitment


Lance Achtymichuk - Head Alberta Scout
Doug Auchenberg - Northern Alberta Scout
Chris St. Jacques - Northern Alberta Scout
Tom Bohmer - Southern Alberta Scout
Jim Derouin - Southern Alberta Scout
Bryan Elliott - Ontario Scout
Shawn Bourgeois - B.C. Scout
Stew Malgunas - B.C. Scout
Dan Whiteford - B.C. Scout


Team Doctor - Dr. Bartie
Team Dentist - Dr. Stepanko

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