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Meet our team


Academy Director / Educator

Phone: 604 217 6509

Mr. Wilms has been teaching in Abbotsford for over a decade, and playing hockey for over 20 years. He is the Academy Coordinator for the Yale Hockey Academy, and the WA Fraser Middle School Hockey Academy. He graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics (BHK 2000), a Bachelor of Education from U.B.C. (B.Ed. 2001) and most recently, Masters of Educational Practice (M.Ed 2011) at Simon Fraser University (2011).

He has coached minor hockey at the ‘AAA’ level, (Pacific Coast Champions) as well as organized instructional hockey schools in Richmond. He is also the regional lower-mainland scout for the WHl Spokane Chiefs.  Mr. Wilms brings experience, knowledge as well as passion to this program. He considers himself fortunate to work with student athletes as his dream is to see sport academy students experience academic, and athletic excellence through the sport of hockey. Ultimately, winning at life (Life Champions) is his goal for all kids in the sport academy. 

Billy has worked with the academy since its inception in 2004.



Director of Hockey Operations / Bantam Prep Head Coach

Division: CSSHL Bantam Prep
Phone: 604 996 4347

The Yale Hockey Academy is proud to have Brad Bowen on board with the program. Brad brings over 20 years of instructional experience with him as well as experience scouting at the major junior level (Portland Winterhawks) and NHL level (New York Islanders). Brad graduated from TWU with a Bachelor's of Human Kinetics. In addition to running the Vancouver Selects Program, Brad has coached within the Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association for many years.

Students are very fortunate to have Brad Bowen leading their program. Brad currently is head coach of the Yale Midget Prep Hockey Team.  For information on Brad's hockey programs, or the Vancouver Selects Program, please contact him at: cell 604 996 4347. 

Brad has worked with the academy since 2006.



Director of YHA Camps / Bantam Prep Asst. Coach

Division: CSSHL Bantam Prep
Phone: 6044 615 0080

Erin brings extensive hockey and sport administration skills to our academy.  He held the position of Associate Director for BC Hockey from 2001-2008 where he was responsible for the Male High Performance Program, Coaching Program and several other development programs.  Erin holds a BA degree in Sport and Recreation Management from the University of Victoria.  He has played hockey at the WHL level (Seattle Thunderbirds) and has scouted in the WHL (Chilliwack Bruins).  Erin presently provides oversight to our Middle School program (Fraser Middle) and as an assistant coach on our Midget Prep Team.  In addition, Erin presently scouts for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the BCHL.   

Erin has worked with the academy since 2013.



Elite 15 Assistant Coach

Division: Elite 15




Elite 15 Bantam Prep / Asst. Coach

Division: CSSHL Bantam Prep



Elite 15 Head Coach

Division: CSSHL Elite 15 Head Coach

Derry is the head coach of our Elite 15 team, and has been in our program now for over 3 years.   Derry brings a wealth of experience to Yale as both a player and coach.  Derry played 4 years in the BCHL, before going on and playing professional hockey with the Johnstown Chiefs and Oklahoma City Blazers.  



Goaltending Coach

Division: Goaltending Coach for Bantam Prep / Bantam Varsity / Elite 15 & Midget Prep
Phone: 604 217 1033

Andy Neilsen has been developing goaltenders in Western Canada for over 20 years. He has an extensive background in Goaltending. His playing career includes Junior A, Major Junior and playing professionally.  Next Level Goaltending Development Inc. also consults for several minor hockey associations throughout the lower mainland.  Andy is a CAHA certified coach and has coached with Yale for the past 3 seasons in addition to  Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association for the past 10 years. He is well known in the hockey circles throughout the lower mainland for helping develop elite athletes. Throughout his coaching career he has helped athletes reach their goals ranging from AAA minor hockey, Junior, NCAA College, and the professional ranks. For information on Andy's goaltending schools / camps, please contact him at

Andy has worked with the academy since 2007.



Head Coach Bantam Varsity

Division: Bantam Varsity

Doneau Menard joined the Yale Hockey Academy in 2018 as the Head Coach of our innaugural Bantam Varsity team. "Donzi" has a tremendous level  of experience at the elite level as both player, and coach.  4 seasons in the WHL with the New Westminster Bruins and Victoria Cougars as well as 2 years in the BCHL with the Chilliwack Chiefs and New Westminster Royals.  Menard moved on to coaching in the BCHL with both the New West Royals and Chilliwack Chiefs during the early 90s.  




Head Coach Midget Prep

Division: CSSHL Midget Prep

Holick brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the Yale Hockey Academy. His background includes six years behind the bench in the Western Hockey League as head coach of the Kootenay Ice (2007-10) and Prince George Cougars (2013-16). He was awarded the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy as WHL Coach of the Year in 2010.  He has also coached professionally in the American Hockey League for the Syracuse Crunch (2010-12), and most recently, as head coach of HC Pustertal Wolfe in the Alps Hockey League.  Prior to coaching, Holick played professionally in the AHL, East Coast Hockey League and Central Hockey League.



Strength & Conditioning Coach / Assistant Coach Bantam Varsity

Chris Price has been working with elite hockey players for a number of years.  He is a certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and attends the University of the Fraser Valley. Chris will graduate with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2017. Chris played minor hockey with the Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association and went on to play four all star PJHL seasons including being captain of the 2009 - 2010 Aldergrove Kodiaks Championship team. His playing experience also includes games in the BCHL. As a coach, Chris believes in creating an opportunity for young players to develop as highly skilled athletes while acquiring valuable life skills through their hard work both on and off the ice.



Strength & Conditioning Coach / Skills Instructor

Antonio Domingo is the head off-ice strength & conditioning coach for the Yale Hockey Academy Elite Skill Development group.  He is a Coach / Mentor to many athletes in the Abbotsford community.  Domingo is certified in many areas and brings a truly multi-sport and multi-dimensional aspect to athlete training.  

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
CFES Certified Personal Trainier
BCPTI Personal Trainer Graduate
BCRPA Group Fitness Certified
Certified Indoor Spin Instructor
Strength And Conditioning Specialist
TRX Certified
Agatsu Kettlebell Certified
Certified Fascial Mobility And Recover Techniques
Trigger Point Certified
Crossfit Level 1 Certified