Lethbridge Rebels Hockey Club selects our coaching staff based on several characteristics. This ensures our athletes access the most knowledgeable, reputable and dedicated coaches in the sport. Our coaches offer player development that is unmatched, resulting in exponential growth of our athletes. Meet our coaching staff below!
FRED JACK - owner/operator
leo lacourciere - 2017 HEAD COACH
My name is Leo Lacourciere. I grew up in Canmore Alberta and played every sport accessible to me, competing at the national level in 5 sports with my focus always being hockey. With a goal of playing hockey at the highest level possible, my playing career took me to the SJHL where my teams were able to win the league each year I played. After hockey I studied at the University of Lethbridge and attained a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a Bachelor of Education. Currently I teach Physical Education and Outdoor Education in the Lethbridge School Division.
Coaching has always been a passion of mine and I have been involved in coaching a multitude of sports since the age of 14. I am committed to creating positive sporting experiences for youth that foster a love of the game and a commitment to excellence. Moving into the spring 2024 season, I am excited for a new adventure with the Rebels Hockey Program and cannot wait to see how I can help mold our players into upstanding citizens and engaged hockey players.
Ryan Lee - 2016 HEAD COACH
My name is Ryan Lee. I am from Toronto, Ontario and grew up playing hockey in the GTA. I played in the Ontario Hockey League, minor pro in Austin Texas and for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from the UofL. I have worked for the government in children services for the past 11 years and currently do family counselling.
I spent 5 years at the Varsity Hockey Training Centre in Brampton, Ontario learning sport specific workouts, dry land training and high level on-ice skill development sessions. I am also an MMA coach at the Progressive Fighting Academy here in Lethbridge for the past 10 years.
I am excited to take your athlete's hockey skills to the next level on and off the ice and have a blast doing it. Your child will learn hard work, team play and discipline, while developing into kind, caring and respectful young men and women.
BRANDON PETITE - 2016 HEAD COACH
My name is Brandon Petite, and I was born and raised in Glace Bay, NS. Growing up I was a two sport athlete, dedicating my time to baseball and hockey. With regards to my hockey playing career, I played AAA hockey at every level up to U17 at which point, I was faced with a decision that most 2 sport athletes need to make… “Which path do I take”? After much consideration, I decided to pursue baseball and in 2007 I moved away from my family and friends to live in Vauxhall, Alberta where I attended the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. While I attended the academy, I dedicated everyday to being a “better person, better player”. In 2008, I played for the u18 Team Canada Junior National Team, and in 2009 was drafted by the Houston Astros and accepted a NCAA Div 1 Scholarship at Texas Tech University where started my collegiate career.
Following my baseball career, I knew I wanted to continue to be involved in sport, as I have always had a strong desire to support the development of athletes from U7 to University age. Over the past 8 years, I have coached sports at nearly every level and have a strong understanding of what it takes to ensure athletes are well rounded and that they can compete to the best of their abilities in their sport. My strengths as a coach are being able to meet my athletes where they are at and supporting them to achieve new levels in their abilities through a fun, fast, and strength based environment.
Outside of sport, I reside in southern Alberta with my two amazing children and wife, Stacey. I have a degree in Psychology, and I have worked with families, youth and children for the past 9 years. I am thrilled to be a part of the Rebel’s Hockey Program and I look forward to supporting your young athletes develop and reach their goals!
Dan Johnston - 2013 HEAD COACH
My name is Dan Johnston, I was born in Grande Prairie, and moved to Lethbridge at the age of 1. I have played or coached hockey in the community for 40 years. My playing days as a kid had me stopping pucks as I played goal for the LAA, LMHA, and PBMH organizations. During my teens I would help as a goalie coach whenever I could. At the age of 18, I injured my knee, and turned my attention from playing to coaching. I have coached every age level from U7 to U18. I do still play all year around but have gone from stopping pucks to scoring goals to save the knees.
Hockey has played such an important role in who I have become. Leadership, teamwork, and punctuality are examples of how hockey has molded my work career and having a family. I used to say “Hockey is life and everything else is just details” but that all changed when I met my wife, and we started a family. Family comes first now, but it’s like having a little hockey team where everyone needs to contribute for the team to succeed.
I’m honored to have the opportunity to coach in the Rebels program and help grow these young athletes. My goal is to develop them into better hockey players and more importantly better people. I promise to bring passion and a competitive environment for the athletes to thrive in. Over the years what has made me most proud about being a coach is seeing my players become pillars of the community. My former players have become police officers, firefighters, golf professionals, tattoo artists, business owners, and many have become fantastic dads.
Kyle meyers - 2012 head coach
Kyle grew up in the interior of BC where he played minor hockey for 13 years. Upon completion of minor hockey Kyle continued playing competitive hockey for an additional four seasons of Junior B in Alberta. As both a youth and as an adult Kyle was also active as a hockey official for numerous years.
Kyle has been coaching with Lethbridge Minor Hockey for 7 seasons, and is currently the head coach of the U 13 Tier 2 Hurricanes. Kyle has been as assistant coach with Rebels for the last two years, and is looking forward to stepping into the head coach role this spring season.
Andrew Gedrasik - 2011 Assistant coach
My name is Andrew Gedrasik. I was born and raised in Lethbridge. Sports has always been a big part of my life whether it be competing in hockey, soccer, track and field, or even volleyball. I've always been involved in sports. I was lucky enough to win a provincial championship in soccer but hockey has always been my favorite sport and I continue to play now. I have also grown to love running and enjoy training and competing in local races. I've gotten to the point where I've qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Outside of sports, I went to post secondary school in Lethbridge and received a Diploma in Business Management and have been working for the City of Lethbridge Transit Department for the last 15 years.
My time now is mostly spend watching and enjoying my two children go on their own sports journeys. This will be my 3rd spring season assisting with the 2011 Rebels Premiere Team.
JOsh Wiest - 2013 Assistant coach
Josh Wiest will be an Assistant Coach with the 2013 Premiere team for the 2024 spring season. Josh has played hockey his entire life and continues with his love for the game by coaching for the past 6 years. Josh really enjoys helping kids and watching them develop and excel at their position. Josh teaches hard work and confidence as part of his coaching techniques.