Head Coach & General Manager
The Cowichan Capitals are pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Vandekamp as the team’s new General Manager and Head Coach. Mike brings a wealth of experience to the Capitals, with 23 season of Junior Hockey in the BCHL, WHL and AJHL, having coached over 1475 games. Mike has taken his teams to the finals 8 times, and most recently spent 7 seasons as the head Coach of the Nanaimo Clippers.
Mike has been married to his wife Lana for 17 years and they have two children, Carter who will soon be 15 and Katie who is turning 13. Lana volunteered many hours helping with Parents Weekend and social functions; she is looking forward to being part of the Capitals Family.
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.
Brian Passmore (Hockey Development)