Mike Hawes - General Manager/Governor
Mike is entering his 15th season as a member of the Spruce Kings staff. Last season, Hawes was named BCHL executive of the year. 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 36 years. He is married to wife Anita and has one son named Riley.
Alex Evin - Head Coach
Alex Evin will be entering his third season with the Spruce Kings, while this will be his first season as the Head Coach. Evin replaces Adam Maglio who is now an associate coach for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. Originally from Castlegar, B.C., Alex played 198 regular season games over five seasons in the BCHL from 2003 to 2008 for the Powell River Kings, Williams Lake Timberwolves and Penticton Vees. He won the BCHL top goaltender award in 2007/2008 while playing for the BCHL champion Penticton Vees. After his stellar junior career, Alex earned a scholarship and played four seasons of NCAA division 1 hockey at Colgate University from 2008 to 2012. The 30 year old Evin joins the Spruce Kings after having spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Prior to that Alex was the assistant coach for two seasons and head coach for one season with Selkirk College of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL).
Colin Minardi - Associate Coach
Colin Minardi has played at several different levels including Finlandia University (NCAA), Selkirk College, and Concordia University. Minardi has been coaching through the midget ranks in the Okanagan before taking the job here in Prince George.