Dan grew up in the great hockey town of Kelvington, SK. In his minor hockey days, he had the good fortune of attending the annual Power Skating program offered in Kelvington as well as the town’s annual ‘Barry Melrose Hockey Camp’ which always featured prominent NHL’ers including Wendel Clark, Kelly Chase and, of course, former NHL player and head coach Barry Melrose.
Dan played Junior B hockey with the Saskatoon Royals and was part of the 2000-01 NSJHL Championship team. He then played 7 years of Senior hockey in the Sask Valley Hockey League (SVHL) with the Conquest Merchants before heading back to Kelvington where he played with the Kelvington Wheat Kings of the Fishing Lake Hockey League winning the league championship in the 2011-12 season. He wrapped up his senior hockey career with the Wheat Kings in 2014.
This is Dan’s first year coaching CanPowerSkate and is looking forward to sharing his experience and talents with young hockey players in the Humboldt Region.