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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

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Jamond is a Golden Bears alumnus who completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Performance. He has over 7 years of experience working with a variety of minor- and junior-age goaltenders playing at a variety of levels. Jamond has received excellent mentorship from both Dave Rathjen and Jamie McCaig while instructing camps for Above The Crease (ATC) and Dave Rathjen Goaltending Ltd. With these organizations, he has prepared practice plans and led sessions for summer and spring hockey camps, Alberta’s Challenge Cup, Alberta Cup, and Prospects Cup. 

More recently, Jamond has been working with WANISKA Athletic to provide on- and off-ice goaltending-specific training for Indigenous youth nationwide. Jamond’s goals through coaching are to share his knowlefge and experience to help each goaltender reach their fullest potential at their position, and most importantly, to develop great, hard-working humans. 

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Essentially, my approach to skating development is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of each player's stride. The methodology is a combination learned from elite sprint coaches (track & field + long-track speed skating). A lot of time is dedicated to establishing optimal skating positions and patterns (stride mechanics). We then work on applying maximum force/power at the right time & in the right direction. It's basically mastering the fundamentals.

When players learn to be in positions of power/strength, it affords them the ability to respond immediately to whatever the game situation; acceleration, turning, change-of-direction, give/receive contact, shooting etc. 


The resounding feedback from the athletes is a feeling of strength, stability, and control as if they can "do anything" at a moment's notice. Here is a list of feedback from my athletes:

  • Faster accelerations

  • Quicker transitions (fwd to bwd, stops & starts)

  • Build and maintain significant more speed through turns (x-overs, tight turns)

  • Smoother stick handling (I didn't expect this one... they feel their hands match the rhythm of their stride)

  • Harder shot (loading and stability)

  • Stronger on the puck (corners)

  • Give and receive contact much better

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