Whalers Organization

Rodney Giove|
Team Owner


Jay Hill |
Head of Hockey Operations / Player Development

jasonhill@niagara whalershockey.com


Coaching Staff

Terry Masterson |
Head Coach

Russell Cup winning Coach Masterson was head coach of the Niagara Falls Canucks for 20 years in the GOJHL Jr. 'B' league, member of the Niagara Sports Hall of Fame, winning 2 Sutherland Cups. 183+ players have gone on to NCAA D1, CIS, European Pro, ECHL, AHL, and even 12 in the NHL under Terry's coaching.

Rob Deschamps |
Assistant Coach

Assistant coach Rob Deschamps will be in his 4th year behind the Whaler bench for the 2017-2018 season.  Rob played 3 years of semi-professional hockey in the OHL with the North Bay Centennials and Owen Sound Platers in the early '90s.  

Matt Shumate |
Assistant Coach

Former Coach for the Thorold Blackhawks & Niagara Falls Canucks of the GOJHL Jr. 'B' league, now Dave is the owner, and head instructor of Power Stride hockey school.  


Joe Sloan |
Goalie Coach

As a goaltender, Joe played 4 years junior hockey with the Niagara Falls Canucks, and in the OHL Niagara Falls Flyers.  Since then Coach Joe has been the goalie coach in semi-pro, OHL, and of the Niagara Falls Canucks.


Scottie Paul, CSCS,PES | Strength Coach

John Drehs | Trainer

Rob Lee | Asst. Coach /Trainer

Braden Koudijs | Asst. Equipment Manager/Stats

Sean Buth | Western Scout


Kim Hutchinson |Ticket Sales

Deana Flinchum |Merchandise Sales

Brian Hutchinson |Mascot

Spencer Tanguay |Voice of the Whalers