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Raiders Female Program

2024 - 2025 HEAD COACH


The St. Albert Raiders proudly introduce our Female program's coaching lineup for the 2024-2025 season. We're thrilled to welcome back Sandro Pisani, Jason Germain, and Katresa Shwetz. Additionally, we're excited to announce the newest addition to our female program. Please join us in welcoming Paul de Champlain as the Head Coach for the U13 AA Bolts.



As an association, we recognize the critical role that effective leadership plays in the success and development of our female program. We are incredibly fortunate to have assembled a team of four highly qualified and experienced coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the table. We are committed to providing the best possible environment for female hockey to grow and succeed, and we are excited to see the positive impact the coaches will undoubtedly have on our athletes.


Paul de Champlain - U13 AA Bolts


Paul has been a coach with St. Albert Minor Hockey and the Raiders program for over 10 years.


He has spent five years coaching female hockey and was the Head Coach of the U18 AA Sharks in the 2022-2023 season. Paul has completed Coach 1, Coach 2, Safety and Checking Skills and NCCP Hockey Canada Development 1.


In addition to his coaching experience and training, Paul was a former member of the U18 AAA Raiders program and continued to play junior and senior-level hockey as a young adult.


Paul will collaborate closely with the departing Head Coach of the Bolts to ensure the ongoing success and advancement of the program as it enters its second season.


Sandro Pisani - U18 AAA Slash


Sandro brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion for the game. As the Head Coach, we are confident in his leadership and ability to prioritize players' development off and on the ice.


Sandro brings over 23 years of coaching experience to his position. He was the Head Coach of the U18 AAA Slash last season and, prior to that, was the Assistant Coach with the Slash for six seasons. Sandro was also the Head Coach of the U18 AAA Raiders for six years and has held multiple leadership positions within the Association over the last 15 years.


Coach Qualifications

Coach 2

Development 1

Safety

Respect in Sport Activity Leader

High Performance 1


We look forward to continuing to work with Sandro and his coaching staff this season.


Jason Germain - U18 AA Sharks


Jason became an integral part of our program in 2022 as the Sharks' Head Coach and will be here for a third consecutive season.


Hockey Qualifications

Coach 1

Coach 2

Development 1

Checking Skills 

Safety

Respect in Sport Activity Leader


Coaching History

St. Albert Minor Hockey Association

Assistant Coach - 16 teams between 2013 - 2022

Head Coach - 4 teams


Professionally, Jason is a Station Captain with the City of Edmonton Fire Department. He is also a former St. Albert Minor Hockey player and played for the St. Albert Raiders as a young adult.


Welcome back Jason!


Katresa Shwetz - U15 AA Chargers

Katresa is an experienced hockey coach dedicated to advancing female hockey players. Her goal is to encourage each athlete to develop their skills further while enhancing the individual’s hockey intelligence in an environment that establishes self-confidence.


Qualifications:

  • Development 1

  • Coach 2

  • Checking Skills 1

  • Safety

  • Respect and Sport


Coaching Experience:

  • Raiders U15 AA Chargers Head Coach (AFHL)

  • Raiders U15 AA Chargers Assistant Coach (AFHL)

  • ACAC NAIT OOKs Varsity Women's Hockey/ Assistant Coach (ACAC)

  • Alberta Warriors U15AAA - Queens of Vegas Rose Series/ Head Coach

  • EGHA Conditioning Camps - U9, U11, and U13/ Lead Instructor since

  • Team Alberta Challenge: Head Coach 2024, Assistant Coach in 2022 and 2023

  • Okanagan Oilers All Female Hockey Camp / On-ice Instructor

  • Okanagan Oilers Co-Ed Hockey Camp / Lead on-ice Instructor

  • EFAC Panda U15 AA Female Hockey / Assistant Coach (AFHL) from 2019-2022

  • EGHA U9 Hockey and Skill Development / Head Instructor

  • Jr. Griffins U16 Spring Hockey Program / Assistant Coach in 2018 and 2019

  • Grow Girls Hockey Program / Lead Instructor from 2014-2018

  • Hockey Canada Female Hockey Days / Assistant Instructor in 2017

  • Smoky Lake Minor Hockey U15 AA Male / Head Coach from 2013-2014


Playing Experience:

  • MacEwan University / Varsity Women's Hockey Team from 2014-2019

    • ACAC Champions in 2018-2019, 2017-2018, and 2016-2017

  • Smoky Lake Minor Hockey / Male Hockey (Novice-Midget)

  • Hockey Alberta U16 Female Program / Athlete in 2012 (Alberta Challenge), 2010 (Alberta Winter Games), and 2010 (Top 49 Provincial Camp)


Combined with her playing and coaching experience, Katresa is a well-rounded coach with a passion for the game and female hockey.






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