Coach Glenn, along with our other nationally certified coaches (four on ice during sessions)  have coached teams from all levels and ages of Minor Hockey to University to Junior, winning Major Championships and Coach of the Year honours along the way. Each is fully qualified to teach “TODAY’S HOCKEY”.  The respect they have earned from theirs peers and players alike is second to none.



Glenn Wheeler
Head Instructor

Attended John Abbott College in Montreal, St. Lawrence University and played Junior Hockey in Belleville, Ont. He has trained players from Beginner to Pro in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.

A Nationally Certified Coach with 20 years of Coaching experience in Skills Development, European Technique Power Skating as well as Game Playing and Compete Tactics. He is also co-founder of Pacific Elite Hockey Academy a program of training for young athletes in Asia as well as in Canada.

Coach Glenn’s unique ability to communicate with players of all ages and his attention to detail, discipline and running fast paced sessions makes him one of the most sought after Coaches in BC and abroad. He is acknowledged to be the Number one (#1) Hockey School Instructor in the Lower Mainland.

Among Coach Glenn’s Coaching accomplishments are:

  • Minor League Team Coach of the Year (6 Times)
  • Twice (2) Championship Banner Head Coach Provincial Finals (Four(4) Times Finalist)
  • Eight Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association League Titles (PeeWee to Midget)
  • Coached Seafair PeeWee 1996 Team-Quebec Winter Carnival (Hockey Record 5 wins-1 Loss.)
  • 21 Winter Tournament Champions In Canada and U.S. (Atom to Midget)

Including:

  • Gold Medal Winner- Challenge Cup, Mainland Tournament and Whistler International ( Total 7 Times)
  • Silver Medal Winner- Winnipeg Subway Challenge, Calgary Stampede and Edmonton Challenge Cup (Total 4 Times)

Glenn Wheeler

Linden Saip (UBC)
Head Defense Skills Instructor

Linden was an All Star Defenseman with the UBC Thunderbirds and we have promoted him to Head Instructor utilizing his vast experience to expand on our already highly regarded defense progam. Linden played Junior Hockey for the Surrey Eagles, Kamloops Blazers and Vancouver Giants in the WHL before continuing his academics at UBC. A hard-nosed and extremely knowledgeable defenseman he brings with him this wealth of information both offensively and defensively and teaches it in an explosive and most effective manner. He has added tremendously to the success of our Defenseman Programs.

Linden Saip (UBC)

Paul Wheeler
Head Goalie Instructor

He was a standout goaltender who received a full scholarship to Ferris State University, a powerhouse in the NCAA 1 Division where he competed against many current and former NHL players, before finishing his competitive career at McGill University. His attention to detail and innovative practice sessions have earned him praise amongst this unique brotherhood. “ I never knew how much more there was to goaltending than just strapping on the pads” said a previous graduate of his Ontario Goalie Clinic.

Paul Wheeler

Kirk Darbyshire
Associate Instructor

Kirk has served as an executive member on several Hockey Boards and has been a part of many top level skill development programs. He has also coached at the PeeWee and Bantam levels as well as the Selects 2002 Spring Hockey team. He brings with him a long history as a skills instructor and has worked or is presently working for Pacific Elite Hockey School, Select Training Centres, Richmond Ravens and Steveston Hockey Club as lead skill instructor.

Kirk Darbyshire

Alex Petan
Associate Instructor

Alex Petan was one of the 10 Hobey Baker Finalists and was a co-captain of Michigan Tech in his senior season. He was also named All-WCHA First Team as well as MVP of his team

This year he scored a career-best 18 goals, along with 33 points in 36 games for Tech. His four game-winners was tied for 18th and six power play goals was tied for 21st entering this weekend’s NCAA tournament (Tech is not in the tournament).

His production and leadership was a big reason that Michigan Tech won their first WCHA championship since 1976 this season.

This leadership and Goal scoring prowess will be a key factor in coaching players at our PEHS 2016 PEHS Hockey Schools.

Alex played for the Iowa Wild for the remainder of the season.

Alex Petan

Nick Alexantonakis
Associate Instructor

Nick is a European trained Power Skating Coach who played hockey for Germany for two years before returning to Vancouver. Prior to that he played 3 years WHL Junior A Hockey and has coached power skating to players from the BCJHL/PCJHL . He has several years Head Coaching experience at the Minor Rep Hockey level and Secondary School Hockey Academy.

Nick Alexantonakis

Mitch Ward
Associate Instructor

Coach Mitch Ward has over 8 years of coaching experience and has spent the past 5 years with the Richmond Ravens program. Mitch is a certified NCCP Advanced 1 Coach and has managed coaching clinics for beginning and intermediate coaches. His extensive background in Education is an asset when working with boys and girls of all ages. Coach Mitch joined Pacific Elite Hockey School last year proving invaluable in developing stick management skills, shooting and game play tactics. Mitch has spent the past 15 years as a scout for the Calgary Hitmen. He travels throughout Western Canada looking for and identifying players for the WHL Bantam draft. As a player, Mitch played for the Kelowna Spartans and Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCJHL and for Williams Lake Mustangs of the RMJHL.

Mitch Ward

Anthony Bardaro (UBC)
Associate Instructor

Anthony is entering his third year as a top scoring forward with the UBC Thunderbirds and in his rookie year finished fifth among all Canada West rookie scorers. Anthony played over 300 games in the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs and Prince Albert Raiders and finished his career with over 200 points. Now in his third year as a PEHS associate coach his scoring, stickhandling and skating expertise is demonstrated to all players from H3-4 to the highest midget levels. His outgoing manner and attention to details makes him one of our most valuable coaches.

Anthony Bardaro (UBC)

Brayden Low (WHL)
Associate Instructor

Brayden played his Minor Hockey in Richmond . He was drafted out of Bantam by the Portland Winterhawks (WHL). Prior to joining Portland he played one season with the Richmond Sockeyes, Merritt Centennials, and Powell River Kings (BCHL), before finding a home with the Everett Silvertips (WHL) where he is entering his third year with the team. He has been coaching at Pacific Elite Hockey School for 4 years and his contribution to the development of many of the young players have led them to go on to Junior or College Hockey careers.

Brayden Low (WHL)

Jasper Tang
Associate Instructor

Born in Hong Kong, Jasper is a former Richmond Minor Hockey Association player and previously played for Simon Fraser University. Following SFU, he began travelling and competing in various events from the National and Asia Winter Games to the IIHF World Championships with the Hong Kong National Team. Jasper previously coached 5 years at Connaught Can Power Skate with decorated Canadian Speed Skater Michelle Pepin, learning and coaching fundamentals and mechanics of skating to young hockey players. Jasper's rapport with young players is incredible and his Power Skating techniques are second to none. Each player will benefit immeasurably from his expertise

Jasper Tang

Andi Breckles
Associate Instructor

Andi comes to us from Ontario where she played hockey in the OWHL (Ontario Women`s Hockey League) for four years and was Captain of her Ontario Hornets Hockey Team last year. She also worked in the Summer months as Associate Instructor at Fierce Hockey a highly reputable Hockey School in Toronto Andi is currently playing for the Kingston Ice Wolves as well as on the Queen`s University Intramural Team (as available) She is also Coaching Power Skating and Stick and Game Playing Skills for Minor League Hockey players in Kingston and her experience, skill and passion makes her an invaluable addition to our Pacific Elite Hockey School.

Andi Breckles