U17AAA 2023 - 2024 STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT
Head Coach Colm McCabe
Colm is returning to the Northstars for his fifth year with the organization. After previously head-coaching U15 AA for three seasons, he was an assistant coach with the U15 AAA’s this past season. Colm is extremely competitive and builds compete into all aspects of his team environment & practices. He also values team-building, camaraderie and development within his team’s culture which begins in his current career outside of hockey as a teacher. Colm is currently an assistant coach with Alberta Central Black as part of Alberta cup. He also leads and assists many of our organization’s off-season programs.
Assistant Coach Jordan Stimpson
‘Stimps’ returns back to the Calgary Northstars organization after previously being a head-coach for our U15 AA program. Jordan is the ultimate players coach and is passionate about the game of hockey. Jordan began coaching after a successful playing career which took him from the KIJHL to the ACAC with Portage College in which he graduated with a business administration and management diploma. Jordan has coaching experience at the CAC (Canadian College) level as well as at Team Alberta U16 Summer Camp, where he worked with some of the provinces top players. Beyond his playing experience, Jordan also serves as a coach with Global Sport Academy with many of their in-season and off-season groups. Jordan understands the game but even more-so his ability to connect with the players and help their development during the course of a season.
Assistant Coach Connor Rankin
‘Ranks’ is the ultimate hockey man. After a five year career in the western hockey league in which he played for the Tri-City Americans & finished with the Calgary Hitmen — Connor played thirteen games in the ECHL before finishing his playing days with the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary where he graduated with an accounting degree. Connor currently co-owns PHD (Persistent Hockey Development) in Calgary and also works for the Calgary Flames as a video analyst in which he assists with their in-game analytics. Connor will be extremely valued in his role during the course of the season and will be someone our players can look up too for what it takes to compete at the ‘next level’.
Coach: Theo Zubot
Along with the Northstars, Theo is currently the goaltending coach for the Calgary Hitmen (WHL), and Red Deer Queens (ACAC). Coaching for the last 10 years, Theo has experience coaching elite levels of minor hockey, junior, pro and Canadian National level goaltenders. Theo’s experience, passion and energy has allowed him to continuously develop high end goaltenders and he looks forward to continuing with the Northstars organization.