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Coaches

Clayton Robinson – Program Manager

Clayton has been coaching and involved in Minor Hockey and Junior Hockey for the last 10 years.  Currently, Clayton is the Majority Owner, GM and Head Coach of the Chilliwack Jets.  Previously he owned the Nanaimo Buccaneers in the VIJHL and served as the Head Coach and GM for one season.  Prior to owning the Buccaneers Clayton ran a successful Midget program in Chilliwack Minor Hockey that saw his team obtain a provincial birth for the first time in the Midget division in 20 years.

Jr. Jets Team Coaches

U18 – Cam Campbell / Curtis Toop

U16 – TBD

U15 – Ed Van Tongren

2010 – TBD

2011 – TBD

2012 – TBD

2013 – Joe Bleakley/Manager: Nikki Thompson

2014 – TBD

2015 – Aaron Portman & Nathan Martz/Manager: Christopher Doak

Development Team

David Van der Gulik, Founder of Intangibles Hockey (Instagram@Intangibles.Hockey)

Dave is a retired National Hockey League Forward and was drafted in the 7th round, 206th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.  He played four seasons at Boston University, earned Freshman All-Rookie Team honours, and was awarded Male Athlete of the Year in 2006.   During his six seasons in the NHL, David played for the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.  He celebrated a Calder Cup Championship with the AHL Manchester Monarchs in his final season in North America.  Dave is available for private sessions if your child is looking to level up and improve their game in a big way.

Drew Martz – Forward Skills and Goalie Training

Owner and  Head Instructor of Monster Goal Tenders. Major highlights of his coaching career include goalie coaching for Junior A teams and for B.C.’s High-Performance Program for the Fraser Valley. He has five years of Junior Hockey playing experience and has been coaching goalies for over fifteen years. He now has the opportunity to use this experience and instruction knowledge to assist the Chilliwack Jr. Jets for the 2022/23 season. Most recently Drew coached the 2013 & 2011 Jr. Jets teams.

Nathan Martz – Forward Skills

Nathan played his minor Hockey in Chilliwack before moving on to play Junior Hockey for the Chilliwack Chiefs. After his Junior career, he earned a scholarship to play college hockey in the NCAA for the University of New Hampshire. From there he played professionally in the ECHL for three years before playing for seven years overseas in various countries. He was also fortunate enough to be selected by the New York Rangers in the 2000 draft.
After his playing career concluded Nathan has coached at various levels. He was a part-time assistant for the Chilliwack Chiefs for three years. He also coached with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds zone program for three years, two years as head coach of the U15 program and one year as an assistant for the U18 program.
On top of coaching, he has worked in player development/skills for nine years. This includes four years with the Chilliwack Middle/Elementary School Hockey Academy and three years with the Sardis Senior School Hockey Academy. Nathan also works with numerous players running private sessions.

Kevin Kuffler – Forward Skills

Kevin has coached in Chilliwack for the last several years with great success always overachieving with his teams in the Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association.  Kevin played in the PJHL for the Abbotsford Pilots.  Kevin’s love for the game is what keeps him motivated and giving back to the new generation of hockey players.

Graeme Strukoff – Defensive Skills

Graeme Strukoff was born and raised in Chilliwack playing top-level AAA hockey in the community. He recently finished his playing career as a defence-man and has been coaching at the U15 level, where he is the Head Coach of the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U15 AAA team. He has played in various leagues, including U18 AAA, BCHL, NCAA and Minor Pro around the world.

“The game of hockey has given me so much, and I want to help local players have some of the experiences I’ve had, and then some. Coach Clayton and the Jets have done a great job in getting involved in the community, and I am excited to be a part of it!” 

Kim Marfleet – Power Skating

Kimberly Marfleet is the founder of the Edge, Power & Stride classes, specializing in technical skating development for hockey players. She is located out of the Langley Sportsplex in British Columbia.  Kim teaches private lessons, small groups and entire hockey teams, teaching advanced skating efficiency and proper body alignment.  Kimberly’s technique and skating drills are easily transferable into game situations. Kim is a Technical Skating Specialist.  She teaches her students how to be powerful, quick and efficient skaters by teaching deep edges and long powerful strides. Kim Marfleet has taught Power Skating (correct skating technique) to House and Rep Hockey players from Hockey 1 to Junior A players.