U18AA - Jeff Roynon
Jeff is a Hockey Canada HP1 certified coach and is entering his 3rd season coaching the North Bay Ice Boltz U18AA program as head coach. The 2022-23 season marks Jeff’s 10th season coaching within the North Bay Girls Hockey organization.
Jeff looks to challenge players to meet their potential within an environment that promotes a lifelong love of the game of hockey. With effective communication skills, players are encouraged to learn from their mistakes as they increase their hockey knowledge and build their skillset.
Instilling positive work habits is the foundation of teams Jeff has led in the past. Teams develop on ice through high tempo, structured practices and off-ice with training programs to consistently increase players’ strength and conditioning. All team activities are designed to support a strong team culture that strengthens the Junior Lakers family these players create through the season. Mental performance experts are key a component to supporting the team’s athletes as they develop, and supporting them in many areas often focusing on their confidence.
Jeff believes in players’ character being a driver to their development. Players are expected to support each other and demonstrate traits that maximize their play as a team. These traits not only develop great hockey players, but play a larger role in developing, responsible, community minded, and hard-working young adults. Players are expected to participate in the team’s Junior Lakers Give Back program volunteering with younger Ice Boltz teams through the season exemplifying the female athlete role models for our younger players look up too. Players are provided with the framework and expectations of a High Performance team.
Jeff holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and is Senior Product Manager for Paradigm Shift Technology Group Inc.
U13AA/A - Matt Brunton
A local to North Bay, Matt Brunton grew up playing North Bay and West Ferris Minor Hockey, before attending Nipissing University, and committing to staying in the north. Working as an educator in the community, Matt has had various experiences working with children on all levels and brings a calm and strategic approach to coaching. Matt has been coaching with the East Nipissing Minor Hockey Association since 2014, holding positions of head coach, assistant coach, trainer, and taking a lead with goaltending clinics. Throughout his coaching career, Matt has gained much respect within the local hockey community. Having an older daughter currently playing for the U18 AA Ice Boltz, Matt understands the value of AA hockey and the experiences it can offer to the young women within the Ice Boltz program.
The importance of female role models is an important aspect of any AA program, assistant coach, former Nipissing Laker and Team Canada goalie, Danika Ranger, will be instrumental in offering mentorship to the entire team, as well as goalie instruction for this upcoming season.