Coaching Staff

Ricci Girolami

Head Coach

Ricci has coached female hockey for over 17 years, at all levels of hockey from U7 through U18 AAA. Ricci brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and success to the Sharks organization.

He has coached multiple teams to league and Provincial champions. Ricci has been a Sask. First Head Coach, Spring Hockey Female AAA coach for 12 teams, Saskatoon Stars U18 AAA Head coach and an Excel Hockey School Instructor for many years.

In 2016-2017 season Ricci won the Al Anderson’s Source for sports SMHA Coach of the year.

Coach Ricci believes hockey is about learning life lessons, building character, and seeking out challenges. As a coach he strives to create a culture where players have fun, advance their skills, believe in and respect themselves and those around them. As a coach, his goal is to have each player love the game and continue playing for a lifetime.

Battlefords AAA Sharks Assistant Coach - Brent Schneider

Brent Schneider

Assistant Coach

This is Brent’s second year coaching at the U18 AAA level. He has coached minor hockey, male and female, from Initiation to U18 AA for 15 years.

The bulk of Brent’s coaching experience and philosophy comes from coaching football at all levels. He was an offensive coach at the USports level with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for 17 years where he was part of one National Championship. Brent is currently a high school teacher in Saskatoon and has coached high school football for the past 7 years. Brent is currently the head coach of the U18 Team Saskatchewan Selects Football Team.

Brent’s strengths as a coach are that he has always looked at coaching as a learning experience which has allowed him to develop a solid philosophy. He has had the privilege to watch and learn from many great coaches over the years. Brent’s ability to connect and motivate young athletes will be an asset to the Sharks organization.

Danielle Girolami

Assistant Coach

Danielle has coached for the last six years. She has coached both spring teams and full season teams from U11 to U15 AA. This is Danielle’s third season coaching U18 AAA with Battlefords AAA Sharks.

Aside from hockey, Danielle has completed her Education Degree specializing in Early Childhood Education.

Kennedy Harris

Assistant Coach

Kennedy is in her first season of coaching hockey. One year ago, Kennedy completed her master’s program at University of Alberta and moved to North Battleford to begin her career as an Occupational Therapist.

She gets her hockey knowledge from the many years she was involved in the sport as a player. In grade 11 Kennedy decided to make the move from her home town of Kindersley to Saskatoon where she would play two seasons with the Saskatoon AAA Stars. The AAA league was a great opportunity for Kennedy to get scouted to play university hockey.

From AAA she went on to play five seasons with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Helping out with the Sharks AAA program is a great opportunity for Kennedy to transition to the coaching side of the game. Through all the years playing the game, Kennedy has learned valuable lessons from all coaches she has played for (Ricci being one of them!) that she will bring forward when coaching for the Sharks program.

Kennedy understands what the girls are up against when it comes to balancing elite athletics, academics and a social life all while deciding what is next after AAA. Kennedy hopes to encourage players to be the best they can be and reach their potential not only as hockey players but good people and teammates as well.

Roger Blaquiere

Head Scout

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Miranda Wiese

BSc Kin | Trainer

Owner & Head Trainer at Pipes Fitness, Miranda is a local Battleford girl! She has been teaching Group Fitness since 2005, and a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Kinesiology in 2008. Miranda is a qualified member of both SKESA (Saskatchewan Kinesiology and Exercise Science Association), CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology), both which are part of the gold standard in exercise science and personal training in Canada. She is certified to work with not only healthy individuals, but those with chronic conditions (EX. diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity).

Work Experience Includes: Battlefords North Stars 2007/2008 trainer | Exercise Therapist at CBI Physiotherapy clinic | 10+ years experience training athletes, some now at NHL, College, SJHL, and College Football levels. Miranda has also developed her kids classes and volunteers her time at local schools to help kids learn the mental benefits, gain confidence, and ensure all kids can be active and love fitness even if sports isn’t their thing.