Instructors Calgary


Derek Henson – Head Instructor

– 14 years AAA coach in Victoria

– 10 years on-ice and off-ice instructor for Derek Henson’s Development Camp in Victoria

– 7 years consultant coach/evaluator in Victoria

– 5 years private skating and hockey instructor in Victoria

– 5 years adult hockey lead instructor in Victoria

– NCHL Beginner Program Head Instructor since 2006

– PE teacher since 2003

– 1 year coach/consultant for Junior C1 Hockey (Bantam AAA) in Kuopio, Finland



Troy Hofer – Instructor

– Coached Bantam and Midget for Bow Valley Hockey Society

– Learn to skate instructor at Auburn Bay Rec. Association

– Community hockey, recreational since 2007

– 13 years in Calgary Minor Hockey

– NCHL Beginners Instructor since 2009

– NCHL accounts Manager since 2008


Brittany Simpson – Instructor

-Coaching, Hockey School, Hockey Camp Instruction and on-ice skill development at all skills levels since 2009

-Mississauga Chiefs Junior AA – Captain – Assistant captain

-Providence College Division I Full Scholarship Women’s Ice Hockey

-Boston Blades Professional Women’s Ice Hockey, 2010-2012

-Moscow Tornado Professional Women’s Ice Hockey, 2014 – European Cup Champions


Drew Coles – Instructor

– 10+ years of teaching athletes skill development.

– Worked as head instructor at Hockey Canada, Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp, HCSA junior high school, and various Hockey Alberta seminars. 

– Played minor hockey with the Calgary Royals.

– Played Junior and University hockey in British Columbia en route to playing professional hockey for the Denver Cutthroats and Arizona Sundogs. 

– Drew is happy and excited to be a part  of the NCHL and is excited to help teach the game he loves.

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