I grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played quadrant hockey with the Calgary Royals for four years. After that I played Junior A hockey for the Calgary Canucks, Camrose Kodiaks and Kindersley Klippers. After completing my junior career I joined the University of Victoria Vikes hockey club where I have played for the past two seasons while pursuing a commerce degree. Last year I was an Assistant Coach with the VRC U15 team. I am looking forward to a good year of skill development with VRC and excited to be back coaching
I graduated from Lakehead University this past May with an honours bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I am starting my Master of Science in Kinesiology with the focus on preventative tools for concussions and ice hockey goalie helmets.
I played for VRC second year bantam where I made U16 team BC, followed by three years of major midget for the South Island Thunderbirds, now Royals. In junior I played for the Penticton Vees, the Victoria Grizzlies and Okotoks Oilers. While playing for Okotoks I was named CJHL national player of the year and top goalie in the country as well as western Canada first all-star team and AJHL top goalie and league MVP. I played two years in the NCAA with UMass Amherst before transferring to Lakehead University in Thunder Bay for the last 3 years of college. I received 4 concussions in college and 2 in the last year ending my playing career leading me to change my focus to coaching.
I was the assistant coach for the peewee b team at VRC in 2015 as well as a spring hockey team for 3 seasons. I have done years of private goalie coaching as well as off-ice training.
I grew up playing in Powell River.
Had the opportunity to attend the Victoria Royals at their first ever rookie camp.
Played in Wenatchee Washington and won a state championship, lost in the semi finals in Regionals.
Played Jr B in Oceanside before getting injured.
I coached midget hockey 3 years ago for Powell River where we won Powell rivers first every provincial banner.
Graduated Massage Therapy College in 2017. Practiced for 2.5 years.
Now doing Real Estate in Victoria with eXp Realty.
I work hard at everything I do. I want to give back to the game of hockey and help kids learn and develop.
I love the game of hockey not just for the intensity it proved but also the life lessons that come from the game.
Working on skills is a key component but I also believe in being a team player and having the ability to play alongside teammates and adjust to circumstances.
I like to win and am competitive..
I want to make coaching a fun experience but also a great learning experience for kids.
I played Rep Hockey for 12 years and started playing goalie in my first year of Atom. I split my time in minor Hockey between Saanich and Racquet Club. After minor Hockey, I played one year of Jr. B for the Nelson Leafs in the KIJHL before coming back to Victoria to start my post-secondary education. I’m in the third year of a Psychology undergrad degree, currently attending UVic. After I graduate, I plan on applying to the Social Psychology program at UVic. Eventually, I would like to work in the area of sports performance, either with individual athletes or with teams.
Tyrus Sleightholme. I am 23 years old and have trained with Jeff Compton since I first began playing hockey at the age of 10. I spent the first 3 years of my minor hockey career playing for the Victoria Racquet Club before leaving and playing at both Saanich and Victoria. The highlight of my minor hockey career was going to provincials in my second year of Midget hockey. I played some Junior B hockey including playing for the Victoria Cougars, Westshore Wolves, and Peninsula Panthers. I got offered to play Junior A for the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL but as I was entering my final year of High School I decided to stay in Victoria. I unfortunately was unable to play in my final year of high school due to injuries. My hockey career ended then as after grade 12. I played 2 years of college baseball at the University of the Fraser Valley. I have since returned and began studying Nursing which I have completed 1 year but due to COVID-19 I have since left the program after getting the opportunity to work as a Bylaw Officer full time for the City of Victoria. My coaching career includes on and
Deena Beacom has been going the extra mile as director of the RCV figure skating club for many years. Her inspiration comes from her long time tutelage from Sandy Leard, RCV founder and former Director.
After a very rewarding and successful competitive career highlighted by being BC Champion in every level as well as a win at the senior level for Western Canada, Deena merited principle roles for several years as a touring professional with Ice Capades. This background has given her the confidence to exercise leadership as a competitive coach and as the driving force behind the biennial sell-out ice shows at the Esquimalt Archie Browning Sports Centre.
After thirteen years as a competitive figure skating coach and ten years leading skaters to the national championships, she has continued to expand her knowledge of the sport by embarking on level IV national coaching certification after passing level III with distinction. Deena is also a Challenge level Technical Specialist and thus stays on top of new developments in the way elements are assessed for difficulty in competitions. This is a very important asset in preparing skaters for competitions.
Deena has incredible initiative in the club as a whole and with individual skaters. She has the resolve and integrity to realize her vision. She has the wisdom and heart to bring the best out of her skaters and to help them make skating a rewarding part of their lives.
Originally from rural Ottawa I grew up playing minor hockey for the west Carleton MHA and high school hockey with the West Carleton Wolves. I have since moved to Victoria to work for BC hockey and began coaching last season as an assistant coach with VRC U13 T2. I believe in an approach to development that focuses on repetition of skills to build muscle memory and comfort among players to enable them to be more confident on the ice. My mission is to help each player reach their full potential regardless of their skill set.