Cal Aasman was born and raised in Medicine Hat. A product of the great tradition of Rep hockey teams such as the Bantam Elks and Cablevision Tigers, Cal played a short stint with the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) and the Minot Americans (SJHL) and concluded his playing career as a blueliner for 2 seasons with the Junior B Cubs. Cal has coached at a number of levels in Medicine Hat and recently completed the High Performance 1 Coaching Seminar through Hockey Alberta. Cal has spent the past 7 seasons away from coaching enjoying watching his son, Logan, play rep hockey in Medicine Hat and most recently, completing his Junior career playing 3 seasons for the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. Now that Cal’s kids have moved away to further their education, Logan (University of Lethbridge) and Kayleigh (SAIT), he wants to give back to the game that has given him so much. Cal is extremely excited at the opportunity of joining the SEAC Team by coaching the AAA Bantams and wants to express a huge “Thank You” to his wife, Cheryl, who supported his decision to return to the bench! Lastly, Cal was largely inspired to play and coach the game of hockey by his big brother, Tony Aasman, and dedicates the 2016/17 season to his memory.
Tim Hall’s love of hockey started at the age of three. Growing up and playing in the town of Redcliff and then moving on to play for teams throughout Medicine Hat Minor Hockey, Tim’s love of the game never faltered. It was only natural for him to transition his passion for hockey to his role as a coach. Coach Hall has been coaching at many different levels throughout the last twenty years. After two previous stints coaching Bantam AAA, Tim stepped in another direction to coach his own sons throughout their different levels of hockey for the past 10 years. Away from the rink, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole, and his two sons, Cameron & Jaiden. He is looking forward to helping the kids further their skill development and build strong connections with this year’s team.
Presten Kopeck was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan where he grew up spending most of his time alongside his Grandpa on the family farm or in a hockey rink before moving to Medicine Hat in 2004. In 2010, Presten was drafted 60th overall in the WHL Bantam Draft to the Portland Winterhawks. He played one year in the AJHL with Lloydminster Bobcats and then chose to go the WHL route and signed with Portland Winterhawks in 2011. In 2012, Presten and the Portland Winterhawk team won the WHL Championship and played in the Memorial Cup in Saskatoon in which they lost in the final game. Presten then played with Red Deer Rebels for two seasons and then finished up his four year WHL career with Spokane Chiefs in 2016. This year, Presten decided to embark on a new path. He has always had a passion for farming so he is now enjoying working on a farm in Fox Valley this fall and is looking forward to coach alongside his own former coach, Cal Aasman, this winter. He plans on using his WHL scholarship next year in which agriculture or firefighting seem to be his main interest at this time.
MANAGER: Brad Irvine TRAINER: Cameron Knight