Mike is entering his twelfth season as a member of the Spruce Kings staff. For two seasons, from 2005 to 2007, he filled the role of associate coach, including being on the bench as the team won a silver medal in the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup. Prior to the 2007/2008 season Mike accepted the role of Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel. In April 2011 Mike was promoted to his current position of General Manager and Alternate Governor.
Before his tenure with the Spruce Kings, Mike was a WHL scout for six years. His playing days involved moving through the Prince George minor hockey system which led to four years of playing in the WHL (1986-1989) with the Spokane Chiefs, New Westminster Bruins and Tri-City Americans. As a 20 year old, Mike played one season in the BCJHL for the New Westminster Royals and Ladner Penguins.
Mike was born in Montreal, Quebec but has proudly called Prince George home for the past 35 years. He is married to wife Anita and has one son named Riley.
Chad van Diemen
Chad van Diemen enters his second year as head coach with the Spruce Kings after having spent 6 seasons with the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League, most recently as the Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager.
During his time in Powell River the team compiled an impressive 205 – 122 – 35 record for a .632 win %. Other achievements in Powell River include 2010-2011 BCHL Regular Season Championship with 46-11-3 record, 46-36 Playoff record for .561 win %, 2010-2011 BCHL single season record for least GA (115 GA in 60 GP), 3 time Coastal Conference Champions.
Adam is entering his second year with the Prince George as an assosciate coach. After playing in the Kootenay Junior Hockey League for two years, he played in the NCAA for two years with Morrisville State College. He followed that up playing for two years at UBC in the CIS. Adam then took an uncommon step, and moved to Hong Kong where he played, and later directed a hockey program. He then made the move back to the Lower Mainland where he was an assistant coach with the men's UBC Thunderbirds.