Hockey Operations

Head Coach and General Manager Kyle Brick

Kyle Brick started with the Blind River Beavers in 2016 and lead them to their first winning season in multiple years. Brick guided the team to the NOJHL Championship Series and set the franchise win record with 32. Brick was also named NOJHL Coach of the Year for his efforts. In his second year as Head Coach of the Beavers the success continued with yet another franchise record for wins with 33.

In the 2018-2019 season Brick took on the roll as General Manager and has continued in both the Head Coach and General Manager rolls into 2020-2021 season.

Former Assistant Coach of the Soo Thunderbirds, Brick helped lead the team to back-to-back regular season titles in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 along with a Dudley Hewitt Cup Championship and the clubs 2nd Royal Bank Cup appearance.


Assistant Coach Dylan King

Dylan spent four years with the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL and had stints in the AHL and ECHL with Allen, San Francisco and South Carolina, known as a fierce competitor and one of toughest players of his generation, Dylan brings his intensity and knowledge of the game to the Beavers day in and day out.


Director of Player Personnel / Assistant General Manager – Craig MacDonald

Hailing from Thessalon, Craig is one of the top recruiters in Junior Hockey. Craig has an eye for the game and is major part in the success of the Beavers. Craig also acts as an Assistant Coach throughout the season.


Goalie Coach Jamie Disano

From Sault Ste Marie Jamie Disano and his Elite Post to Post team have joined the Beavers to bring the most cutting edge training in Goaltending today. Post to Post training facility is second to none in Northern Ontario and is a pivotal part to the development of Beaver Goaltenders.


Trainer Derrick Bates

With over 25 years of service as a front line paramedic, Derrick is one of the best in the game. In 2020 Derrick received the NOHA Trainer of the Year award for his efforts. Derrick continues to provide quality care for the Beavers season after season.


Mental Health Coach Pamela J Lefebvre

CMHA Sault Ste Marie continues to support the Blind River Beavers through the unique pressures that NOJHL players are living with. Pamela will be meeting with all of the players at the beginning of each season to explain her role with the team and to provide some important training about Mental Health and Suicide Alertness.


Kaitlynn Good Team Liaison Officer

Kaitlynn is a veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police Force, Kaitlynn will act as a liaison between the team and the community. Kaitlynn will be presenting drug and alcohol presentations to the players and staff along with social media tips and advice.


Brian Beauchamp Educational Advisor

Brian Beachaump is the principal of the local secondary school WC Eaket Secondary School, Brian works tirelessly with Beaver players to make sure they are balancing both their hockey and academic goals.