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Hockey Operations

Brent Hughes
Head Coach
brenthughes@bhhockey.net

Jason Rapcewicz
President / General Manager
espanolaexpresspresident@gmail.com
705-988-4483

Shawn Dubois
Assistant Coach

Don Beauchamp
Athletic Trainer

Jeff Panamick
Team Equipment Manager

Virginia Dubois
Billet Coordinator
Administrative Assistant

Luke McCarthy
Director of Scouting
Luke_scoutingservice@gmail.com
437-234-6497

 

Grant Trayner
Director of Marketing and Game Promotions
granttrayner@gmail.com


Alex Langlois
Scout - Kingston and area

Born and Raised in Pembroke Ontario, now living in Kingston Ontario, Alex has been involved in Ice Hockey for as long as he can remember, from coaching ice hockey with his dad to interning with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL and the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. The past couple of seasons Alex has been working with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL in a variety of different roles from ticket sales to Coordinating Game Day events.


Ryan Ferizovic
Scout - GTHL

Ryan has been scouting hockey for four years and serves as our GTHL Scout. In addition to his duties with the Express, he works as the Director of Scouting for TheScout.ca, the leading scouting service for the annual Ontario Hockey League Entry Draft. Prior to joining our staff, he has held hockey operations internships with the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. Most recently, Ryan played for the George Washington University Colonials where he won an Admiral's Cup title in 2016.


Jeff Dermit
Scout - GTHL

Jeff enters his first year as an Express regional scout for the 2020-2021 season. Hailing from Georgetown, ON and a native of Owen Sound, Jeff joins the Express after previously working with the Aurora Tigers and becoming a graduate of the ISS Hockey Scouting Mentorship program (International Scouting Services) where he spent the 2018-19 season focused on scouting the GTHL and Southwest Ontario for the 2019 OHL draft as an intern. He has been involved in all aspects of hockey including playing for 11 years, refereeing for 5 years and coaching at the minor hockey level for 2 seasons and is also a scout.


Willem Dezwann
Scout - Southwestern Ontario

Born in Stratford Ontario, raised between Mitchell and Guelph Ontario, currently reside in Formosa Ontario. recent graduate of the Niagara College Sport Management Program, completed the ISS mentorship program during the 2019/2020 season focusing mostly on OHL draft eligible players. Have a strong desire to become a full time scout with an OHL team and move my way up to becoming an NHL scout and then promoted to an NHL GM role one day.


Gavin Chiasson
Scout - Northern Ontario (GNML)

Owner of RecruitScouting.com and enjoys watching hockey. Understands the game and hopes to help in the development of players. Studies at Laurentian University for Concurrent Education in Geography and Law/History. Scouts for the Espanola Express, OHL Drafts, NHL Drafts and NCAA Commitments.


Chad Vresk
Scout - Northern Ontario


Brad Boyer
Scout - Michigan