MEET OUR COACHES

TIM PRESTON: Co-Founder/Head On-Ice Instructor


Tim Preston is the co-founder and head on ice instructor for Impact Hockey Development. IHD is a North American training platform offering unparalleled on and off ice programs designed to help committed hockey players reach their maximum potential. He is also the founder and head of player development for the BC Lightning AAA Spring Hockey Program. As a highly recognized player development and skating coach, TIm works with a broad base of professional and amateur players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA, WHL, BCHL, PIJHL and MML. In addition to having trained Olympic gold medalists, Tim has worked with winners of the Maurice Richard Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Stanley Cup. He is currently the head coach for the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Wild Varsity team. As the Head Coach for the PIJHL Aldergrove Kodiaks, he set a season record for most wins and most points which led the team to their first ever Harold Britain Conference win. This success resulted in Tim being selected as head coach for the PIJHL Eastern Conference All-Star Game. Prior to coaching and starting Impact Hockey, Tim enjoyed a successful hockey career which included five years in the WHL playing for the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Saskatoon Blades. In 1999, he was selected in the third round of the NHL draft by the Buffalo Sabres and eventually finished his playing career within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. A father of two, Tim has a passion for helping minor hockey players develop their skills in order to take their game to the next level.




TYLER CHAMBERS: Co-Founder/Head Dryland Trainer


Tyler Chambers is the Co-owner and head off ice instructor for all Impact Hockey Development Programs. His impressive background with the game has greatly contributed to his successful training abilities today and for the future. Starting out in his hometown of Langley BC, Tyler quickly discovered a love for the game that would follow him through his entire hockey career. He moved his way up from house to rep playing at every level and strengthening his skills along the way. At the age of 16, Tyler began his first year in the PIJHL playing for the Abbotsford Pilots. His intense dedication and passion for the game landed him in the BCJHL the following year, playing for the Chilliwack Chiefs. During his successful run with the Chiefs, Tyler was honoured with the Don Nichols Award. His confidence and ambition was undeniable in his game and contributed to Tyler cracking the lineup in the WHL for the Vancouver Giants. His incredible drive and hard working attitude also landed him a spot in the QMJHL with the Quebec Ramparts. For the past number of years Tyler has been passionately devoting his life to training hockey players of all ages, helping to build the necessary skills needed to reach their individual goals. Working with players at every level of the game from Atom all the way up to the NHL, Tyler has been a part of making hockey dreams come true. With his positive, energetic attitude and individual focus he is determined to help mold and improve every young athlete that comes his way.




CHRIS PRICE: On-Ice Development Coach/Dryland Trainer


Chris Price joined Impact Hockey in 2014 as an on-ice coach and dryland trainer. His coaching experience ranges from dryland training, minor hockey development, skills academies, four years with the Yale Hockey Academy, and rep teams from Atom A1 up to the Midget A1. He is currently the Head Coach of the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the PJHL, Head Coach of Abbotsford Bantam A1, and a development coach and scout with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. Chris grew up playing minor hockey in Aldergrove and went on to play four seasons of junior hockey. As a coach, Chris believes in creating an opportunity for young players to develop as highly skilled athletes that love the game, while gaining valuable life skills through their hard work both on and off the ice.




SHAWN MCBRIDE: On-Ice Development Coach


Shawn has worked with Tim Preston and Impact Hockey Development for over 10 years. He is an excellent communicator and understands the importance of skill development through proper demonstration and the break down of the mechanics of individual skills. Shawn has worked with players from Minor Hockey through to NHL caliber. He is very knowledgeable of the importance of skill development required to play at a high level.
Shawn spent a season coaching along side of Yogi Svejovsky at DHA with the Bantam Prep team. Shawn has also coached Midget, Bantam, Atom and Junior hockey. Currently he is the head coach with the 04 and 08 BC Lightning

Shawn prides himself on his attention to detail and constantly evolving and honing his skills as the game changes. He is always learning and seeing how other professionals in his field break down the game so that he can better himself as a coach and mentor.




NATE GILLIES: On-Ice Development Coach


Nate has worked with Impact Hockey for a number of years. He was raised in White Rock, BC and grew up playing hockey for Semiahmoo MHA. Nate played AAA hockey in both the Winter & Spring seasons in the Atom through Bantam divisions.

At the age of 16, Nate entered into the Surrey Eagles organization and spent his first year with their farm club, the North Delta Flyers. At 19 years old he played his first game with the Surrey Eagles. In his 20th, and final year of Junior hockey, Nate played in Saskatoon with the Saskatoon Royals of the PJHL. The team went on to win the KeyStone Cup of Western Canada.

Nate is currently coaching the 02 BC Lightning spring hockey team and has trained players from H1 through to those in the NHL. After his years of playing hockey, he developed a love for coaching. Nate believes in creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere where the kids can work and develop their skills. He enjoys getting to know the players on an individual basis and focuses on how far they can be pushed to bring out their maximum potential.




ANTHONY GARDNER: On-Ice Development Coach


Anthony has been with Impact Hockey Development as a player since he was in first year Peewee. Growing up he had Tim, Shawn and Tyler coach him at numerous levels of the game, through private training as well as on and off the ice. As a player, he grew up playing as a defensemen in the Langley Minor Hockey Association. From there he played 1 season with the Fernie Ghostriders in the KIJHL (Jr.B), 2 seasons in the BCHL for the Coquitlam Express and Salmon Arm Silverbacks, winning the BCHL championship in 2013/2014 and finally playing 1 season in Sweden for Fagersta AIK. Coaching experience includes on-ice team and private sessions, along with being the Assistant Coach of the 2005 AAA BC Lightning spring program. Anthony started on-ice coaching with IHD two years ago and through his playing days was shown what is expected as a coach through the experience of having Tim, Shawn and Tyler as his own coaches. Anthony likes to focus on all aspects of the game as a coach because the game is always evolving. Especially the defensive side of the game, in terms of skating and puck movement. Currently he is attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University to complete his bachelor of arts degree, projected to finish in 2021.




CARSON PRESTON: On-Ice Development Coach


Carson played 4 years with Delta Hockey Academy and is currently playing in the Major Midget League as an assistant captain with the Valley West Giants. He has been involved with IHD for more than 10 years, he started as a young athlete in the program and continues to train with us on and off the ice. Carson has also been an assistant coach with IHD for the past 2 years, he is a very enthusiastic and high energy coach who is inspired and dedicated to help young players achieve their goals.





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