Seeking Assistant Coach Position – Bonnyville PONTIACS

“Not everyone can be a Bonnyville PONTIAC but those that want to become more than just a better hockey player, there is no greater environment.” Our Organization represents ‘community’ and it will be the best program to play Junior ‘A’ hockey in the country because our culture and our environment reflects ‘doing things right and treating people the right way;’ it reflects helping players achieve their goals on and off the ice; it reflects a family environment where our people grow and thrive gratefully during and after they leave our program because of their time spent as a Bonnyville PONTIAC.

Under the direct supervision of the Bonnyville PONTIACS Head Coach and General Manager Rick SWAN, the Assistant Coach position will assist and support with the operations of the program.

Tasks will include:

  • Assisting the head coach with the organization, administration and implementation of hockey operations
  • Assist the head coach with training and practice sessions (morning practices)
  • Lead Skill Sessions for our players
  • Assist the head coach with game day planning (60 regular season game schedule plus 5 exhibition games)
  • Assist the head coach with daily team and player development
  • Assist the head coach and General Manager and support staff with identifying, recruiting and selecting quality junior caliber players throughout North America
  • Lead or assist with video sessions: team and individual video
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships with our support staff, other teams and league personnel, parents, sponsors, billet families and others who are integral in the operations of our organization
  • Assist in the planning, organization and execution of the PONTIACS Spring Training Camps
  • Work with our Billet Liaison Coordinator to manage player placement and ongoing billet family support
  • Oversee the education needs of our players in high school and those in our S.A.T. Prep. Program
  • Assist fundraising initiatives with our Business Operations Manager
  • Assist the Business Operations Manager with the coordination of community events / activities to help build and maintain presence in the community
  • Other duties as required


  • High Performance Level 1 coaching certification
  • Hockey Canada Safety and Respect in Sport Program certification
  • Experience with setting up, marking, editing and breaking down video footage – Team and Individual (Game Breaker Video software system preferred)
  • A Criminal Record Check will be asked
  • Post- Secondary or professional playing experience is considered an asset

Professional  Attributes

  • Must project a favorable image of our organization in all public and business dealings. Must be of good character with high integrity in leading by example
  • Enthusiast and positive with the ability to get along with others in a team environment
  • Portrays good, positive energy 
  • Passion to mentor and make a difference in the Bonnyville community
  • Proficient in analyzing game situations and developing player skills
  • Athlete centered philosophy in growing good citizens as a number one priority while developing them as hockey players
  • Strong desire to be an everyday learner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate athletes
  • Citizen and Player Development focused
  • Self-starter, with a strong initiative to be apart of the best Junior 'A' organization to play hockey in the country
  • Outstanding work ethic and organizational skills
  • High level of commitment to player education and player well-being on and off the ice

If interested in joining the PONTIAC Family please email your resume to Head Coach and General Manager Rick SWAN at