Canadians Team Staff
Adrian Gedye - President/Owner/GM
This will be Adrian's third season as President/ Owner/GM of the Canadians. Adrian has a long history in hockey as a coach, manager and trainer from house league to Jr A. He is the Ontario Player Agent/Family Adviser for Uptown Hockey Inc and works with players and their family's from Minor Midget to the NHL. Adrian developed Sudbury first established Minor Midget Program. In it's first year, the program saw six players drafted to the OHL, two of which including his son Tyler Bertuzzi, have gone on to sign NHL Contracts. Adrian has a wife Mia and three sons Tyler, Evan and Mathew as well as a Huskies, Molly and Sofie. He enjoys fishing, working out,Mountain biking and family time when not at the rink.
Head Coach - Steve Lauzon
Steve is entering his second season as Head Coach of the Canadians. He works with the forwards and assists the defence and designs and structures special teams play also. Previously Steve was an assistant coach with the NOJHL's Sudbury Jr Wolves. In 2007 Steve helped guide the Jr Wolves to a Dudley Hewitt Cup where they lost in the championship game to the Fort William North Stars in double overtime. He has also been a longtime AAA Head coach for both the Wolves and Nickel City programs. In the summer Steve runs a Player Development Company, Premier Athlete Development, that works on ice with Midget, Junior, OHL and QMJHL Players. In his spare time he likes to fish in his backyard of Lake Wanatapei
Assistant GM- Julie Dubois
Julie is entering her second season as Assistant General Manager of the Canadians. Julie works tirelessly overseeing game day operations, is in charge of all community and charitable events the team participates in and assists the GM in all team operations. Julie is a longtime minor hockey volunteer and is also the current Vice President of Rayside Balfour Minor Hockey. She works as a Correctional Officer and is the mother of one daughter and four sons.
Cell: 705 665 5216
Head Scout and Director of Scouting - Zack Schipper
Zack Schipper enters his 3nd year as the Head Scout of the Rayside Balfour Canadians. Zack earned an Honours degree in Sport Management from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has also studied at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He is currently a Player Scout with both Uptown Hockey Inc and Neutral Zone. His ability to scout and develop elite young hockey players has led to numerous individuals progressing to the Major Junior and the NCAA level of their hockey careers. Zack works tirelessly scouting and recruiting throughout the province to bring the Rayside Canadians organization elite talent.
Equipment Manager - Jake (Hanny) Hannon
Jake is 26 years old and was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. Jake brings a wealth of enthusiasm, knowledge and experience, having already been an Equipment Manager in the Ontario Hockey League. Hanny Spent 2 years with Peterborough Petes ( 2014-2015, 2015-2016 seasos) Jake absolutely loves hockey and when not on the ice or behind the bench, enjoys the outdoors. He is extremely family oriented and is a proud father 4 year old son and future Canadian, Rylan.