Aaron Wilburdirector of hockey
Aaron joined the NSWC from the Northwest Giants, where he served as Head Coach for the last season and a half. Aaron’s coaching resume includes a BCHL championship as an Assistant Coach and recruiting coordinator with the Penticton Vees (2008), a Keystone Cup (Western Canadian Championship) as Head Coach of the Richmond Sockeyes (2013), and two years as the Assistant Coach of the UBC Men’s Hockey program. In 2010, Aaron stepped down from UBC to found The Coaches Site, an online resource for hockey coaches and producers of the TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference. Aaron has also traveled extensively to China working on the development of grassroots hockey. In 2014, he produced a documentary on the growth of hockey in China in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks and has acted as the Canucks ambassador in China, overseeing hockey schools and development programs in China and Vancouver.
For ten years, Aaron ran a summer defenseman camp through Vancouver Hockey School and has worked with players from amateurs up to professionals. Aaron’s passion is working with defenseman and he has developed a detailed training program that provides defenseman of all levels a solid foundation and tool box to build their game.
Bob McCuaigmanager of hockey administration
Bob has been working at NSWC since February 2015. Having been involved in coaching at every level of minor hockey for the past seventeen years, Bob has experience with teams from Atom through to Major Midget. He coached the Vancouver North East Chiefs, North West Giants, and is currently coaching the Northwest Hawks. Bob has also worked with the BC Hockey High Performance program coaching U15, U16, and U17 programs.
Before joining the NSWC, Bob spent ten years as the Head of Athlete Development at Burnaby 8 Rinks as well as a the Head Coach for the Hockey Canada Skills Academy out of Burnaby North. Through his work as a Skills Coach, Bob has helped to develop players from every level!
Glenn Carnegietechnical advisor
Glenn has been the Skills Coach for the Vancouver Canucks since 2009 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of player development to the NSWC. Prior to joining the Canucks, Glenn was the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. A Winnipeg native, Glenn founded an on and off-ice development company following his playing career in Europe. He was instrumental in the development of several professional players from that area including Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks) and Travis Zajac (New Jersey Devils). In 2011, Glenn was a member of the Canucks coaching staff that led the team to the Stanley Cup finals.