Our Coaches

For 2024 we are pleased to welcome head coaches Scott Jones, Antoine Samuel and Dave Kennedy.

Scott Jones, Skills Coach for Evolution Hockey Schools
Antoine Samuel, Goalie Coach for Evolution Hockey Schools
Dave Kennedy, Goalie Coach for Evolution Hockey Schools

Scott Jones, Skills Coach
Scott has been teaching development for over twenty years and is currently the Vegas Golden Knights (NHL) skills coach, in charge of Skating and Skill Development, spending the majority of his time travelling across North America working with Vegas prospects in the AHL, CHL and NCAA. Scott is also the Director of Skill and Player Development with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League and, during the offseason, he operates hockey schools for players U7 to U18.

Antoine Samuel,
Goalie Coach

Antoine is currently the Moncton Wildcats goalie coach. After being drafted 56th overall by the Shawinigan Cataractes in 2013, Antoine played 4 seasons in the QMJHL and attended NHL training camps for the Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Following his playing career Antoine scouted for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar before joining the Wildcats. When not coaching the Wildcats goalies, Antoine coaches goalies around the Maritimes.

Dave Kennedy,
Goalie Coach

Dave has been a goalie coach for sixteen years at the Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Major Midget, High School, Junior A, Major Junior (Acadie Bathurst) and CIS (UdeM) level and is currently the Director of the Atlantic Goaltending Academy. He was the Goalie Coach for the Acadie Bathurst Titan when they won the Memorial Cup in 2018 and is currently the head goalie instructor for multiple Minor Hockey Associations.

Additional Goalie School Coaches

Maxime Ouellet is a former NHL and Team Canada World Junior goalie and current goalie scout for the Florida Panthers. Max also oversees all development and scouting for QMJHL goalies and trains QMJHL goalie coaches, and has spent the last 15 years as the goalie coach for various Professional and QMJHL teams. Max is also the personal goalie coach for more than a dozen pro and QMJHL goalies.

Charles Grant was previously the Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending Development Coach/Scout and the goalie coach with the Cape Breton Eagles of the QMJHL. Charles played 4 years of NCAA hockey for Dartmouth College before transitioning into coaching. He has a background in skill development and has been involved at a variety of hockey schools, working with young goalies.

Additional Hockey School Coaches

Andre Lefebvre is currently the Hockey Development Professional with Bedford Minor Hockey and was recently the Head Coach of the Halifax Wolverines Major U15s and has an extensive background of coaching over the last 20+ years. He has also recently coached with Dalhousie Men’s Varsity (skills coach), the Cole Harbour Wolfpack (Major U18), the St. Mary’s Huskies (AUS) and was named the 2018-19 NS Major U18 Coach of the Year. He has also been a part of Hockey Canada’s 2017 National U17 Program Selection Camp and Hockey NS High Performance program.

Matt Anthony has spent the past four years as an assistant coach with the Cape Breton Eagles of the QMJHL. Before joining the Eagles, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach in the NSU18MHL with Dartmouth and Cole Harbour, five years as the head coach with Newbridge Academy U18 prep, five years as head scout for the Yarmouth Mariners (MHL) and also served as a skills coach for all ages at Newbridge for 5 years. Matt is a Certified Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Coach and has been an instructor at numerous hockey schools both locally and internationally.

Brandon Benedict
spent five years playing for the Halifax Mooseheads and then played four years at Acadia University (AUS) and eleven seasons professionally in Europe. He is in his third season as the Head Coach of the Valley Wildcats (MHL) and previously worked as a skills coach at Newbridge Academy and works at various hockey schools with minor hockey players.

Instructors for our hockey camps