The Team

Ambrose Firkus

Kyle Tapp
Owner/Head Instructor

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BIO COMING SOON! 

Ambrose Firkus 
Lead On-Ice Instructor 

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Ambrose is originally from Irma, Alberta and has played at many different levels of hockey. One year with Lloydminster Bantam AAA Heat, and three years with the Lloydminster, Midget AAA Bobcats. He was also fortunate enough to play in the BCHL and AJHL as part of the West Kelowna Warriors and the Okotoks Oilers. Ambrose had a full ride scholarship to play Division 1 hockey in the United States (NCAA). Unfortunately, due to a severe concussion he was unable to fulfill that scholarship. In 2014 Ambrose began his coaching journey and has thoroughly enjoyed shaping athlete’s lives! He enjoys teaching new skills and knowledge to all athletes. Ambrose is a strong mental health advocate with the help of IHD colleagues. #Talk4mewithIHD

Cole Fischer 

Lead On-Ice Instructor 

Hailing from the large metropolis of Luseland, Saskatchewan, Cole played 5 years in the WHL with both the Spokane Chiefs and Kootany Ice, the latter which he won a Memorial Cup in 2002.After his junior career Cole spent one year playing in the ECHL and then moved on to complete his post-secondary education at NAIT, where he continued to play in the ACAC until moving to Lloydminster. In 2007 he joined the Lloydminster Bobcats as an assistant coach. Cole has coached almost everything in Lloydminster. All the way from Initiation to Pee Wee, coaching his kids, to U16 and U18 AAA. Along with being a Head on Ice instructor with IHD, Cole is also a Lead on Ice instructor with LPSD Hockey Academy. He is the only Adult in his house who can cook a good meal and the CEO of Big Fischy’s Bait.

 “I enjoy working with all athletes, especially the ones who know him as Big Fischy.”

Instructor 

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Marc grew up in the French community of Moonbeam Ontario, where he played his minor hockey up until U18AAA! After three years of junior hockey and a trip to the RBC Cup in his last season, he went on to play two years of D1 hockey for Union College of the ECAC.

 

In 2008, Marc moved to Lloydminster to become a teacher and a hockey coach. Over the last decade, he has coached many different levels of elite hockey from U13AA all the way up to U18AAA. Every year he coaches, he looks forward to the challenge and the opportunity to help guide young hockey players in becoming the best version of themselves as players and as citizens of the community.

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Max Mills

Instructor 

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Max is from Lloydminster, Alberta. Max originally began playing hockey in Kitscoty at a very young age before moving to Lloydminster in his grade 5 year. Max played at the highest of the Lloydminster elite devision before signing with the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL. Unfortunately, after battling multiple major injuries throughout his midget and junior career Max made the decision to shift to coaching and give back to the community! Over Max’s first summer with the company, he’s thoroughly enjoyed seeing those who put in the effort, receiving the reward. In combination with the #IHDfam, Max is looking forward to building the next generation hockey player! 

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Lindsay Towndrow

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

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My name is Lindsay Towndrow and I am so fortunate to join IHD. Health and sports have been my passion for as long as I can remember. My experience lies in both the health and rehab side as well as strength training.

I was fortunate enough to be raised in a very athletic household. I had the privilege of playing hockey, and soccer, competing in dance, triathlons, gymnastics, and trying every sport I could ! Through my teenage years I took a different route and starting training and teaching yoga, getting certified with my RYT-200, kickstarting my career in health.

I am a University of Alberta graduate with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology majoring in sports performance. Through university I gained experience being a student athletic training for a hockey team and later on the HRHS football team. My practicum from university included 4 months of training as a kinesiologist in a rehab setting for return to sport/return to work. I am certified personal training through Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). I have been certified through AKA with Functional Assessment of the Spine and Extremities.

As a trainer I come from a place of wanting to provide the best experience for this athletes in this program. Which will always include the best strength training, protection and education against injury and return to play therapy. I am excited to start my journey with IHD!”

Marcus Lam-Peters

My name is Marcus Lam-Peters and I am very excited to be joining the #IHDfam. Sports and athletics have been a big part of my life for a long time. I enjoyed a playing career in which I competed in multitude of sports these experiences provided me the opportunity, first hand to understand sports training. 

 

At my peak, I had the opportunity to compete nationally as a 100m sprinter and in university I played football as a member of the Bishop's Gaiters. When my playing career was over, I moved to Lloydminster. I began coaching football at Holy Rosary and decided to become a personal trainer so I could train some of the team in the offseason. Seven years later I have been able to work with athletes in a number of different sports (baseball, basketball, boxing, football, hockey and soccer). Combined with my playing experience I have learned a lot about the type of training and support athletes need to become successful.

 

I have taken many courses to help me become a better coach. The most noteworthy of them being: I graduated from Bishop's University majoring in Sports Studies, I am certified by CanFitPro as Personal Training Specialist and I am currently working on attaining my CSCS from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

 

The players I am being entrusted with are getting a motivated and dedicated trainer. I will prioritize their development as athletes. I am looking forward to this new chapter with IHD!