Coaches & Skill Providers
Director of Programming
Tim Preston is the co-founder and lead on ice instructor for Impact Hockey Development. As a highly recognized player development and skating coach, Tim works with a broad base of professional and amateur players. In addition to having trained Olympic gold medalists, Tim has worked with winners of the Maurice Richard Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Stanley Cup.
Prior to coaching and starting Impact Hockey, Tim enjoyed a successful hockey career which included five years in the WHL playing for the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Saskatoon Blades. In 1999, he was selected in the third round of the NHL draft by the Buffalo Sabres and eventually finished his playing career within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Impact Hockey is excited to get back on the ice with the Richmond Jets association.
Linden’s playing career included time in the WHL, BCHL and Canadian University Hockey League, where he graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Kinesiology; specializing in High-Performance Strength & Conditioning. Coach Saip has gained lots of experience providing exceptional skill development for players of all ages; specializing in Defense Specific Skills and Tactics. He has been an important part of the Surrey Eagles (BCHL) Coaching Staff for the past 4 seasons as an Assistant coach, Director of Strength and Conditioning and spent a portion of the 2018/19 BCHL season as the team’s Head Coach.
U11 (Atom) A1 & U15 (Bantam) A1 Head Coach
Shawn has been coaching minor hockey for the past 8 years. He has coached Atom A1 U11 for the past 4 years and before that coached rep at both peewee and bantam. Shaw is also a scout for the Richmond Sockeyes. Shawn grew up playing minor hockey in Richmond and has always had a love and passion for the game.
People would describe Shawn as dedicated and hard-working. “I always give 110% to the kids.”
Shawn talks about his passion for the game: “I love being able to make hockey a place where kids can go and have fun. It's a place where they can develop their skills while also developing skills off ice that will help them throughout their life. There is nothing better than seeing kids develop over the years and show up to the rink with a smile. Not only to play the game they love but to be able to make friends along the way.”
U13 (PeeWee) A1 Head Coach
Steve has coached minor hockey for over 20 years. His experience ranges from house to rep levels with the last 15 years focused on the rep program. Steve is passionate about the game and brings his love of the sport to his player's while providing them the support and knowledge that will carry them throughout their life, beyond the sport.
Steve's coaching style is diverse as he believes there is no one approach that will suit every athlete. He finds the right balance of fun and competition with the aim to teach and not criticize.
U13 (PeeWee) A2 Head Coach
This will be Jim’s 17th year of coaching. He has coached Atom Rep – Midget Rep as well as several levels of spring hockey. Jim’s philosophy is about keeping it simple for the players. His priority is having fun while bringing structure and organization to gameplay.
Winning is not everything but rather developing and making the right decisions with and without the puck. Hockey is a team sport that he loves to participate in.
U13 (PeeWee) A3 Head Coach
It is such an honour for Ray to be a part of your children's hockey adventure. As a long time resident of our beautiful and “non sinking” Richmond, Ray is thrilled to see our young community come out and join our favorite pastime, the game of hockey.
Sports has and will always be a part of Ray’s DNA. As a young lad, he played a variety, even creating his own “sherwood” from a scrap piece of wood fastened with some wire and nails to a broom handle. Ray saw championships, and also the heartaches and disappointment in defeat. But no matter the ups and downs, the bonds of leadership, trust, teamwork and everlasting friendships still remain. His involvement and passion continues to grow. Coaching is truly enlightening. It is a true privilege, passing on core values of competition, sportsmanship and being part of something special, a team
Ray continues to try to be the infinite teacher and coach, “always learning” so he can try to give the best to all the players, to the families, to the team. Let us all try to embrace, ubuntu. Time to come together and be better, for you, for me, for us.
U15 (Bantam) A2 Head Coach
AJ has been coaching minor hockey for the past five years here in Richmond with the previously Richmond Blues and to currently the Richmond Jets. AJ has a wealth of knowledge in the bantam age group as he has been dedicated with a passion of coaching the bantam rep level for the past four years.
Team philosophy: inspired by Team USA 1980 and Team Canada 2002; AJ believes a team will be successful, winning and with an inspiring team culture based on utilizing the players that are available and complementing each player individuals’ skills and personalities with one another to form a successful team. Each player will acknowledge that they bring something to the team and what they bring to the team is complemented to the next player on what he/she brings to the team.
U18 (Midget) A1 Head Coach
Head Coach – Richmond Minor Hockey: Sep/2008 – Present
2019-20 Bantam A1
2017-18 PeeWee A1
2016-17 Midget A1
2015-16 Midget A2
2014-15 Bantam A2
2008-13 House Levels
Assistant Coach – UBC Varsity Hockey Team: Sep/2004 – 2008
Head Coach – Nikkei Hockey Team: May 2006/2008
Lower Mainland Hockey Scout – Vancouver Giants 2002 -2003
Professional Hockey Player – Japan Ice Hockey League: Aug/1994 – Mar/1998
UBC Varsity Ice Hockey Player – UBC: 1989 – 1993
Junior ‘A’ Ice Hockey Player – Calgary Canucks (AJHL): 1986 – 1988
U21 (Juvenile) A1 Head Coach
Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association
As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.