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Head Coach/ General Manager

Dave Chyzowski

Dave was born in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Kamloops in 1988 to play hockey for the Kamloops Blazers. He played with the Kamloops Blazers in 1988-89 and 1989-90. He was selected 2nd overall in the 1989 NHL entry draft; he was the youngest player in history, at the time, to play for the New York Islanders. Dave was the captain of Canada’s 1990 World Jr. Gold Medal Championship Team in Helsinki, Finland that year. He played over 1000 professional games over an 18 year career in 23 different cities around the world that lead to his retirement in November of 2006.

He was hired by the Kamloops Blazers in December 2006 where he served as the Director of Sales and Marketing. He was then hired the summer of 2019 as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Giants as well was the Head Coach of the Delta Wild Female Prep Academy.

Dave has served on several committees over the course of his time in Kamloops including the Mark Recchi / Shane Doan Classic Golf tournament, sat on the Board of Director for Venture Kamloops for 1 year and  also was on Hockey Day in Canada Committee that brought national awareness to Kamloops and helped raise over $50K for Kid Sport locally. He also was a part of the Royal Inland Hospital fundraiser that helped raise over $100K for women’s breast health initiatives.

Dave has a passion for cooking as well enjoys lots of time at the lake in the summer with his wife Cindy and two boys, Nick and Ryan.


Assistant Coach - Levi Stuart




Assistant Coach - Paul Barnes


Assistant Coach - Zach Wright


Goalie Coach - Nathan Wolfe




Trainer - Dave Rowe





BC Scout -

Shane Poulsen


MB/US Scout-

Matthew O'Neill


AB Scout -

Alex Polito


ON Scout -

Cody Brown