Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals committed to investing in our student’s development in hockey & academics!

Brad Cook

Brad Cook

Skills Instructor

Brad has been coaching all levels for nearly 30 years throughout North America. Growing up in Detroit, Brad had the privilege of playing for and training with some of the top hockey minds in the industry. As a player, Brad played in the OHL for the Detroit Jr Red Wings and also won a Royal Bank Cup with the Vernon Vipers.

Following his Junior career, Brad went on to play over 600 games of professional hockey, and since retiring from playing in 2006, Brad has worked as Head Coach/General Manager and assistant coach in the BCHL and the VIJHL. Brad has also been an integral part of developing young talent in Victoria, BC for the past 14 years as Head Hockey Instructor at the Spectrum High School Hockey Academy, and most recently Head Skills Coach / Associate Coach with BC Hockey Programs of Excellence.

Mike Stutzel

Mike Stutzel

Skills Instructor

As a player Mike went through the BCHL and then on to NCAA Division 1 Hockey at Northern Michigan University. He then played games in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes, the AHL, as well as several other professional hockey leagues around the world.

Prior to joining us Mike was assistant coaching with Pacific Coast Hockey Academy. Looking to expand his role and responsibilities Mike joined the South Island Royals as head coach of the U18AAA team and our Spectrum Hockey Skills Academy as a skills instructor. He has a strong commitment to player development on and off of the ice, having lived and breathed the hockey journey. Mike understands and embraces the value and importance of relationships with players, parents, and staff that is needed to be successful.

Clayton Stoner

Clayton Stoner

Skills Instructor

Clayton recently retired after having spent 10 years in the National Hockey League being drafted by the Minnesota Wild (3rd round, 79th overall in 2004). He played the majority of his career with the Wild before moving to the Anaheim Ducks and then to the Vegas Golden Knights where injury forced him to retire in 2017-18.

Since then Clayton has found a passion for coaching and giving back to the roots of the game by helping develop youth players. Him and his family have recently relocated to Victoria where he has joined our program as a skills instructor in Spectrum Hockey Skills Academy and player development for our South Island Royals program.

Lynden Sammartino

Lynden Sammartino

Goaltending Instructor

Victoria Royals Goaltending Coach

Owner/Operator LSGC

Mike Adams

Mike Adams

Program Coordinator / Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Phys. Ed)
Masters Degree (Leadership & Administration)
20+ years of teaching experience

Johann Cherry

Johann Cherry

Program Coordinator / Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Phys. Ed)
Masters of Education Degree (Coaching Studies)
General Manager South Island Royals

Dr. Bruce Pinel

Dr. Bruce Pinel

Mental Performance

Over 20 year of consulting experience in Mental Performance for sport, injury rehabilitation, health & wellness, and business / organizations.
Ph.D., Sport Psychology – University of Otago, NZ
M.A., Sport Psychology – University of Alberta, Canada