Media Announcement: Thunder Announces Player Development and Scouting Staff

Thunder Announces Player Development and Scouting Staff

The Drayton Valley Thunder Hockey Club is pleased to announce the expansion of their hockey operations team. Thunder have added Jason Nicholetts as the team’s Director of Player personnel, and Travis Gibson as Head Scout.

Jason Nicholetts brings 20+ years of coaching, management and development experience to the team. He has had many career highlights including an ACAC championship with the NAIT Ook’s in 2015/16, where he served as a member of the coaching staff.

Travis Gibson brings 10 years of coaching experience and 7 years of scouting experience in Bantam & Midget AAA and with the AJHL – Whitecourt Wolverines. Travis has an impressive record of recognizing young talent and developing players.

“This announcement is another step forward in the building of our infrastructure within hockey operations. Furthermore, it proves our commitment to player development and to the overall integrity of our hockey club” said Joey Bouchard, Thunders General Manager. The following individuals will complete the Scouting duties for the club this season:

Scouting Staff
Travis Gibson  Alberta Scout
Rob Young North AB Scout
Murray Summers North AB Scout
Derek Lavallee Southern AB Scout
Dan Gendur Southern AB Scout
Ian Swalucynski   Northern ON Scout
Kam Blight Manitoba Scout
Jason L'Heureux Saskatchewan Scout
Joel Duguay  Quebec Scout
Todd Lorenz  CSSHL Scout
Dan Nadeau GTA Scout

This group brings an excellent mix of experience and hockey knowledge. They are highly motivated and very excited to be a part of the Thunder organization and fulfill this most important role,”

For more information contact:
Joey Bouchard
780 204-6977