Devin, an Alberta native growing up in Calgary was hired in June of 2016. Previously he had been the Assistant Coach of the Nipawin Hawks for two seasons.
He began his coaching career with the Lethbridge Athletic Association in 2008 working with the program for 5 years at various levels from Bantam AAA to Midget AAA and was a part of several league and provincial championship teams. During his time in Lethbridge he also attended the University of Lethbridge and obtained a BaSC in Kinesiology and Psychology. Upon completing his degree, Windle moved back to Calgary and coached Minor Midget AAA for 2 seasons where he was named NWCAA Coach of the Year in 2012 before making the jump to the SJHL in 2014.
As part of his coaching career, he also became involved with Hockey Alberta's player development stream working with the Alberta Cup Program for 3 years.
Since joining the Mills, Devin has changed the culture in search of the programs elusive first championship. With his excellent scouting staff, he has been able to bring committed, top-quality players to the Mills.
The Melville Millionaires welcomed Mark into the organization, July 2016, as Devin Windle’s newly appointed Assistant Coach. Mark enters his second season with the Millionaires as the Assistant Coach and has also taken on the additional role of becoming the Hockey Club’s new Director of Sales & Marketing.
Mark’s coaching background includes all levels of minor hockey (Atom-Midget) at the AAA level. In 2009, Mark’s Peewee AAA team found themselves winning a BC Provincial Championship. He would also receive coach of the year honors with Kamloops Minor Hockey that season. It was not long after, Mark found himself moving on to coaching the Thompson Blazers major midget hockey club in the BC Major Midget League. Mark served as the Head Coach & Manager of the Thompson Blazers for two seasons (2013-2015).
Additionally, Mark has taken an active part in the BC High-Performance U-16 program over the years where he has served as a Head Coach at the U-16 BC Cup multiple times. His background also includes scouting for the Prince George Cougars in the Western Hockey League as well as the Prince George Spruce Kings in the BCHL.
Prior to Mark’s journey out to the Saskatchewan prairies, he was also pursuing his Masters of Education in Counselling at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Mark is also a native of Kamloops, BC.
Dave, born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, recently graduated from Sheridan College with a degree in Athletic Therapy. Prior to attending Sheridan, he achieved his BaSC Physical Education from Brock University.
A High level athlete in all sports growing up, Dave played AAA hockey with Brampton, Toronto Marlboroughs, Vaughan Kings, and Mississauga Reps. He also experienced playing time with the provincial Junior A Brampton Capitals before changing paths and pursuing his academic goals.
Dave has spent the past 3 years, as part of his schooling, with various College Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Football teams as a student Athletic Therapist. His best experience came in 2015 with the AAA Halton Hurricanes Major Midget Hockey Club, where he was the Athletic Therapist, but with his passion for teamwork and knowledge of the game, he also became more of a coach and mentor for the players and was fully embraced as an integral team member and contributor to the success of the team.
Dave is now looking to take the next step on his journey to reach the highest level of professional sports, and he is very excited to be part of the rejuvenation of the Melville Millionaires!
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