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The IHD Team

Ambrose Firkus

Kyle Tapp
Owner/Head Instructor

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Kyle, originally from Calgary Alberta moved to Lloydminster in 2009 to further his coaching career. Kyle has coached multiple levels throughout hockey, ranging from JR A, Team Alberta, U18, U15 & U13. Since moving to Lloyd Kyle has seen his company IHD Hockey Corp grow exponentially, training multiple current NHL players as well as several upcoming NHL prospects. 

Ambrose Firkus 
Owner/Head Instructor 

Ambrose, originally from Irma Alberta has played many different levels of hockey. Played his minor hockey in Irma before heading to Wainwright to pursue his dream. After a short stint in wainwright he moved to Lloydminster at the age of 14 Years old to play U18 AAA.

 

 Ambrose played in the BCHL and AJHL as a 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 further pursue his passion.

 

In 2014 Ambrose found a new passion in the sport and began his coaching / skills instruction career and has enjoyed being apart of athlete’s journey's ever since! He enjoys teaching new skills and passing along his knowledge of the game to all athletes. 

Cole Fischer 

Head Instructor 

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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.  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.”

Head Instructor / Head Of Social Media 

Max Mills

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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 division 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! 

Marcus Lam-Peters

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

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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!

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!”

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Marcus Lam-Peters

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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!

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