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Hockey Staff


Brian Passmore

Head Coach & General Manager


Dan Whiteford

Dan Whiteford

Assistant Coach



Lou Gravel

Lou Gravel

Director of Scouting & Recruiting

Lou has an extensive history in junior hockey. He was a goaltender in the QMJHL with the Quebec Remparts from 1983-1985. Lou also played in the 1983 Air Canada Cup National Midget Championship, now known as the Telus Cup, where he was named to the All Star Team.

The Quebec City native also played two years of professional hockey in France, and later played and coached for the University of Ottawa in the CIS.

Lou has spent time as the Head Scout of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, and also has scouted for the Nanaimo Clippers and the USHL’s Omaha Lancers. He has also been the General Manager of Team Canada West for eight years.

Josh Hand

Josh Hand   (Eastern USA Scout)


Tanner McGaw

Tanner McGaw  (Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager)

Justis Doucet (Play-by-Play Broadcast)

Justis Doucet graduated the British Columbia Institute of Technology in May of 2017 with a degree in broadcast journalism. While at school he broadcasted high school basketball provincials, a handful of Pacific Junior Hockey League games, and spent two months as a broadcast intern with the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals. Prior to attending school, he was the play-by-play voice for the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Kerry Park Islanders for two seasons.

All fifty-eight Cowichan Capitals regular season games can be heard on 89.7 Juice FM, along with internet broadcasts on HockeyTV.com.

Rev. Chris Clarke  (Team Chaplin)

Chris Clarke is the pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, a small church that values community service. Chris volunteers as the team chaplain and offers spiritual support, leadership training, and encouragement to the team. He is happy to be part of the team and loves working with the whole Cowichan Capitals family. Feel free to stop and chat with him at the games.