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Hockey Staff

 

Brian Passmore

Head Coach & General Manager

 

Darren Rodney

Darren Rodney

Director of Hockey Operations

Darren Rodney has long been involved in the Cowichan Valley Capitals organization. The many hats Darren has worn spans from Community/Public Relations and Marketing to Scouting and Coaching. Darren’s current role with the Capitals is as Assistant General Manager and Director.

Following his first stint with the Capitals, Darren embarked on a coaching opportunity with the BCHL’s Powell River Kings, where he spent two years as an Assistant Coach before returning to the Capitals.

Darren has a long history of coaching – Along with his work in the BCHL with Cowichan and Powell River, he has also coached the BC Best Ever program at the U-16 and U-17 level, and coached internationally at tournaments in Sweden over the past decade. Darren has also coordinated tours for Swedish U-16 teams to play friendly’s with teams from the SJHL, NAHL, and BCHL.

The Creston, BC, native enjoys spending his spare time with his better half, Kelly, and their daughter, Raleigh.

 

 

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.