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Ian Herbers

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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Stan Marple

“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 Ansell

Dallas is entering his fourth 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 a variety of sports, ages, and abilities. Dallas continues to support several hockey teams in Edmonton and the surrounding area. He uses the skills and resources that he has gained from his work with the Golden Bears to offer video analysis and consultation to coaches at the minor hockey level. He is also NCCP High Performance 1 certified and acts as a NCCP Coach Facilitator for Hockey Alberta. 


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


Marcus Cheng

Marcus is entering his first season with the Golden Bears program. He is High Performance 1 certified and will soon be a certified NCCP Hockey Canada National Skills Coach. He is also a NCCP Coach Facilitator/Instructor and NCCP instructional stream certified 1, 2 & 3 for Developing Defensemen, Shooting & Scoring, Skills, Skating. 


Marcus has been coaching in Calgary for the last 4 years. Most recently as Head Coach of the U18 AA Bruins (NWCAA). Leading the team to consecutive City Finals & Esso Minor Hockey week Finals. He served as an assistant coach at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, taking home silver for Zone 3 (Calgary), and as an assistant at Peewee prospect cup 2019. Marcus played Jr. A with the Notre Dame Hounds in the SJHL and Midget AAA  with the Calgary North Stars. 


Marcus is currently pursuing his MBA and graduated from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne school of business, majoring in Finance.


Matt Berlin

Matt is a current goaltender for the University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team and is from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up Matt played 4 years for the South Side Side Athletic Club, 2 years Bantam AAA, 1 year Minor Midget AAA, and 1 year Major Midget AAA. 


He then moved on from club hockey and went on to play 3 years in the Western Hockey League. 

During his time in the WHL Matt   was a part of 3 teams; the Spokane Chiefs, Seattle Thunderbirds, as well as the Kootenay Ice.


During his final year of Junior, Matt ended his junior career playing 1 year for the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Matt is now entering my second season as a member of the Golden Bears and am currently pursuing his Bachelors of Science degree.


Matt had an excellent Rookie Season for the Golden Bears