CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) has announced the names of the three individuals who will serve as the support staff for Team Canada West for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge, which goes Dec. 7-15, in Dawson Creek, B.C.
Named to the Canada West staff for a sixth time as an athletic therapist/equipment manager is Brayden Tonogai of the Langley Rivermen (BCHL) as is Hailee Dayman, Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) while Scott Crema, Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL), will serve as an equipment manager.
Tonogai, who is entering his eighth year in a similar capacity with Langley in the BCHL, has been part of the Canada West sides that won gold at the 2015 and 2017 World Junior A Challenge events as well as the team that captured the bronze back in December of 2018
Returning for a second-straight year to work with Tonogai as an athletic therapist and equipment manager for Canada West is Dayman.
She was part of last year’s bronze medal winning team.
Dayman will be beginning her first season with Lloydminster of the AJHL following working with the Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) from 2016 to 2018.
Rounding out the support staff will be Crema.
This will be the first opportunity for him to represent Canada on the international stage.
He is starting his third year working with Alberni Valley.
“The support staff selected to be part of Team Canada West bring a combination of junior A and international experience to this years staff,” offered director of operations Jamie McCaig.
“It’s exciting to see returning and new faces in the support staff roles and we believe the players that are eventually chosen for Canada West will be in excellent hands,” added McCaig.
The support staff for Team Canada East will be announced on Wednesday.
Canada West WJAC staff
Director of operations: Jamie McCaig, Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
Head coach: Joe Martin, Alberni Valley Capitals (BCHL)
Assistant coach: Mike Vandekamp, Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL)
Assistant coach: Scott Barney, Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
Video coach: Clayton Jardine, Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
Goaltender coach: Allen York, Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
Athletic therapist/Equipment manager: Brayden Tonogai, Langley Rivermen (BCHL)
Athletic therapist/Equipment manager: Hailee Dayamn, Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
Equipment manager: Scott Crema, Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)