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Ian Herbers was named Head Coach of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey for his first tenure on May 30, 2012. After a three-year tenure as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers, Herbers returned to the Golden Bears on July 1, 2018.

After a playing career that included four years with the Golden Bears (1989-1992), a Bachelor of Physical Education degree with distinction, a university national championship (1992), a Calder Cup championship (1993), a Turner Cup championship (International Hockey League) and over a decade of pro hockey, including NHL stops in Edmonton, Tampa Bay and with the New York Islanders, Herbers immediately moved into the coaching ranks. 

Herbers served as an assistant in San Antonio (AHL) in 2004, and with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in 2005. He got his first head coaching job with Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL in 2007, where he also served as general manager. He then joined the Milwaukee Admirals as an assistant in 2009, but was appointed head coach in 2011 amassing a 30-23-0 record. His all-time coaching record stands at 103-83-17 (.591).

Ian Herbers was named Head Coach of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey for his first tenure on May 30, 2012. After a three-year tenure as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers, Herbers returned to the Golden Bears on July 1, 2018.

Over four years with the Golden Bears, Herbers has won four Canada West Championships (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2019) as well as two U SPORTS Championships (2014 and 2015). 

Herbers also served as a coach for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship, where they won a bronze medal.

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“Marps” played four seasons with the Golden Bears, winning two Canada West Hockey conference titles and was a member of the 1992 CIS University Cup championship team. After finishing his Golden Bears career as an assistant captain in 1993-94, Stan went overseas where he compiled an outstanding playing and coaching career. During 13 seasons in Great Britain, Marple compiled an outstanding record as head coach and General Manager of the Guildford Flames, Swindon Ice Lords and Milton Keynes Kings of the English Premier League. From 1995-96 to 2006-07 he compiled a professional coaching record of 476-211-51 (.680), while leading his teams to four league championships (1997, 1998, 2001, 2006) and four playoff championships (1997, 1998, 2001, 2004). Twice voted Coach-of-the-Year by the British Ice Hockey Writers’ Association (1998, 2006), he served as an assistant coach with Great Britain’s men’s team in 1999, helping guide the national team to the silver medal at the 1999 IIHF Division 1 world championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Stan and his family returned to Canada in 2007 and he served as an assistant coach with Alberta for one season in 2007-08, when the Golden Bears won the national title.

Marple returned as an assistant coach in 2010-11 before becoming head coach in 2011-12. After helping the Bears to first place in Canada West in his lone head coaching season, Marple became the program's first ever General Manager in 2012-13, and he helped guide the program to national championships in 2014, 2015, and 2018.



Dallas is entering his seventh season with the Golden Bears. He began his tenure with the Golden Bears as a graduate assistant coach in September 2017, completing a Masters of Coaching through the University of Alberta graduate program and continuing to serve the team after graduation. 


Before joining the Golden Bears, Dallas coached hockey at a variety of sports, ages, and abilities, including blind hockey and sledge hockey. He is an NCCP Coach Facilitator for Hockey Alberta, High Performance 1 certified, and a Chartered Professional Coach. 


Dallas is currently pursuing a PhD in Coaching and Sports Psychology and teaches several courses in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. 

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Coaching Experience
● Assistant Coach University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team 2022 - Present
● Video Coach University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team 2022 - Present
● Head Scout University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team 2022 - Present
● Assistant Coach Parkland Athletic Club Saints 16AAA 2021-2022
● Assistant Coach Parkland Athletic Club Saints 15AA 2020-2021
● Assistant / Head Coach Edmonton Sled Hockey Club 2019 - Present
Work Experience

● Hockey Skills & Powerskating Instructor MCN Sports Advising 2021-2022

● Taught hockey athletes from the ages of 4 to 21 from across Northern Alberta technical,
skating, and teamwork skills on the ice
● Assistant Instructor Quantum Speed Skating Systems Oct 2021 - Feb 2022
● Conducted on-ice demonstrations for skating drills
● Worked one-on-one with athletes to improve their skating ability
Hockey Camp Instructor Underdogg Elite Hockey Skills Camp 2021 - Present
● Guided athletes in on-ice conditioning and skill development sessions
● Assisted in administrative and managerial duties off-ice



Drew has worked with young goaltenders in his spare time and offseason while playing in the WHL


Drew enjoys coaching younger goaltenders and hopes to help them learn from his experiences 


Drew has played at a high level and can translate that well into the basics skills necessary to develop into a consistent performer


Drew has worked with Student  Golden Bears Goaltending Coach Dave Rathjen 


Drew tries  to make goaltending development fun, as well as competitive.   



Kent has been with Vimy Hockey Academy for 5 years and he also teaches Junior High Science grades 7 - 8 and 9


Kent grew up playing hockey in St. Albert. He started his first year in the WHL for the Seattle Thunderbirds as a 16 year old and played for 3 seasons before playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Kent also attended the Hartford Whalers training camp.


Kent then was fortunate enough to play for the University of Alberta Golden Bears under the guidance of Coach Bill Moores for three years and one year under Coach Rob Daum. In the 4 years Kent was with the Bears, they won 3 Canada West Titles and 1 National Championship with Coach Herbers and Stan Marple in 1992 . Kent also was the Assistant Coach with Howie Draper for the University of Alberta Pandas Hockey team,  who captured the 2002 CIS National Championship title.


Kent’s coaching philosophy has been built upon strong University of Alberta Golden Bear principles. Hard work, enthusiasm and having the players develop to their full potential – not only their hockey skills but their character development. Kent will be responsible for teaching  power skating and edge development at our GBH Prospects hockey camps this summer.  


Mr. Dochuk is  also an Alberta Scout for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL.

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