Head Coach: Adam Sergerie
Adam Sergerie was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and played all of his minor hockey there. Before becoming a full-time school teacher and hockey coach, Adam played 5 years of Junior hockey, 5 years of CIS hockey and 2 years of hockey overseas in Germany.
Adam currently resides in St. Albert, Alberta. He has been the Head Coach of the KC Squires Bantam AAA team for the last three years. Adam teaches grade 6 and is an on ice hockey instructor at St Edmund School in Edmonton, Alberta.
Adam enjoyed returning to the Alberta Cup in April 2019 as Head Coach Team Central, learning from staff members and helping young athletes showcase their talents, develop as people and as hockey players.
- 2019 AMBHL North Division Coach Of The Year
- 2019 EMHA Coach Of The Year
- 2019 KC Hockey Merit Award
- 2019 Video Coach U16 Team Alberta- WHL Cup
- 2019 Team Central Head Coach – Alberta Cup
- 2018 Alberta Cup Assistant Coach Team Northwest
- Bachelor of Education – Lakehead University
- 5 seasons of CIS hockey: Lakehead University Men’s Hockey Team – Captain of the team for final two seasons
- 2 seasons of professional hockey Oberliga East in Germany
- Back to back Player of the Year Oberliga East in 2013-14 and 2014-15
- 5 seasons of Junior Hockey Petrolia Jets, Thunder Bay Bulldogs and Selkirk Steelers
- High Performance 1 Certified BC Hockey
- Checking Skills 1 Certified
- Respect in Sport Certified
Hockey goes beyond wins and losses, it’s about proper development on the ice and making sure that young hockey players have a strong foundation of knowledge to be successful on and off the ice. The skills that help with success in hockey and life relate and I believe they are built around work ethic, perseverance, team work, a positive attitude, accountability and preparation. As much as being competitive is important, we also want the rink to be a fun environment that our players enjoy being a part of.
“People never want to be part of the process, but they to be part of the outcome. The process is where you figure out who’s worth being part of the outcome”
Justin Willis – Assistant Coach
I am Coach Justin Willis, entering my third year as an assistant coach with the KC Squires. I grew up playing minor hockey through the KC system, beginning originally with Good Shepherd, and ending my minor hockey career playing my last two years with the KC Pats. After high school, I made the decision to immediately pursue my post secondary school at NAIT’s Construction Engineering Program. I am now a Project Manager for one of the largest commercial construction companies in Alberta. I completed my coaching development 1 certification last season and have been involved with the Alberta Cup selection process for two consecutive years. I am beyond excited to return as Assistant Coach to continue building the KC program into one of the best in the league.
Liam Darragh – Assistant Coach
Liam Darragh is entering his third season as an assistant coach with the KC Squires. Liam was born and raised in Quesnel B.C, where he played all of his minor hockey, before leaving to play junior hockey. After 5 years split between the WHL, AJHL, and BCHL, Liam attended NAIT to pursue a business education, while playing for the men’s hockey team. Liam enjoyed his time as a NAIT Ook, winning 1 league championship, as well as serving as team captain in his final year. Upon graduation, Liam stayed in Edmonton where he began a career in sales. He continued to play senior AAA hockey for several years before deciding to make the change to coaching. He now enjoys getting to pass on the experience and knowledge he has gained both on and off the ice, as well as the opportunity coaching provides him to continue learning about this great game of hockey!
Evan Kurylo – Goaltending Coach
Evan played his minor hockey in his hometown of Edson, Alberta before moving to BC to play his final two years of Junior. Evan moved back to Alberta to play two seasons in the ACAC for the Portage Voyageurs in their inaugural seasons, followed by a transfer to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology. Following his move back to Edmonton in 2015, Evan has also completed his Bachelor of Education degree and earned an Alberta teaching certificate.
Evan now lives in Edmonton where he works as a Grade 6 teacher, owns and operates Coretex Goaltending, and provides goaltender instruction and research for Hockey Alberta and acts as a contributing writer for Ingoalmag.com. Evan has been coaching with goaltenders in the Knights of Columbus association since 2015, spending time with the Major Midget AAA Pats, and Bantam AAA Squires. In addition to his full-time role with the Squires, Evan provides weekly goaltender instruction to several KC teams throughout the season as well as summer camps for the association:
• Hockey Alberta Goaltending Development 1 Clinic Facilitator
Whether it’s coaching goaltenders or teaching students, it’s never about me, my philosophy, or how much I know. It comes down to building a strong relationship with the student and creating an environment where we build confidence from success and embrace the moments of failure as learning experiences. The bantam age player is experiencing an immense amount of growth physically and mentally, which is why we are very deliberate with our goal-setting and preparation routines to target things like skill mastery rather than having a big focus on outcomes. There are elements of professionalism that we emphasize during the course of a season, specifically preparation, leadership, and resilience. It is important for us as a coaching staff to prepare our players not only for higher levels of hockey but for other areas of life by developing the transferable skills that would make them an asset within any system.
Alyssa Thomas, RMT, CSMTA (cc) (Trainer)
Growing up in Edmonton, AB, Alyssa was raised in a very sports orientated family; Alyssa playing elite level soccer, her younger brothers playing elite level hockey, and her parents participating in a multitude of athletic events through the Canadian Armed Forces. Alyssa always knew that she would find herself in a career that allowed her to help athletes on and off the field, and after seven years of hands on experience within Edmonton minor hockey, she realized that her passion to help athletes reach their full potential on and off the ice could be pursued further and turned into a career. Alyssa enrolled into a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy in September 2016 where she quickly fell in love with the entire realm of rehabilitation health and bodywork.
Through formal education and continued growth of knowledge, Alyssa has had the opportunity to work with and travel with a multitude of associations, acting as Team First Responder, providing pre and post event Sport Massage, and rehabilitating athletes’ back to game ready. Currently Alyssa works as a Registered Massage Therapist at a Physiotherapy Clinic in Edmonton and as a self-employed Mobile Massage Therapist, focusing on clients who are suffering with chronic myofascial pain, prenatal and postnatal therapy, sports injuries and pre and post event Sports Massage.