Profiles

Ray Bennett
Assistant Coach

Bio. Info.
Born : May 17, 1962
Hometown : Red Deer, Alberta
Hockey Background
  • Named Assistant Coach for Canada's Olympic Women's Hockey Team on May 15, 1997
  • Member of Team Canada Coaching Staff at 1997 Women's World Championship in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Head Coach (1995-1997) of the Red Deer College Kings in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Led the club to a third-place finish in conference in 1996-97
  • While working as an Assistant Coach with the Kings in 1990-92 and 1994-95 seasons, received two team recognition awards
  • Named Assistant Coach for Team Pacific for the 1997 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
  • Nominated Red Deer College Athletics Volunteer of the Year in 1991-92
  • Appointed General Manager and Assistant Coach of Silver-Medal winning Alberta Team for the 1991 Canada Winter Games
  • Honoured as the 1988-89 Red Deer and District Coach of the Year
  • In 1995, assisted the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League in the scouting, evaluation and selection of players for the 1995 Bantam Draft
  • Named General Manager for the 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship in Red Deer, Alberta, to oversee the planning, development and implementation of operational responsibilities for the Championship.
National Team Involvement
  • Assistant Coach of the Silver Medal team at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan
  • Assistant Coach of the team 2nd at the 1997 3-Nations Cup in Lake Placid, NY
  • Assistant Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1997 World Championship in Kitchener, Ontario
Occupation
  • Manager of Coaching for the Canadian Hockey Association
Points of Interest
  • Graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation Administration
  • Developed a low bias, computerized athlete tracking system for performance evaluation and relative ranking, used as a model for a system to track hockey coaches
  • Resides in Calgary with wife Karla and growing family of son Kale (2 years old) and daughter Kassie (3 months old)

"HE DIDN'T KNOW IT COULDN'T BE DONE, SO HE DID IT"

Favorites
Other Sports: Golf, baseball, fishing
Female Athlete: Silken Lauman
Male Athlete: Cal Ripken
NHL Team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL PLayer: Brendan Shanahan
Food: Pizza
Drink: Diet Coke
Country Visited: Switzerland
Hobby: Fly fishing, running
Actress: Demi Moore
Actor: Tom Cruise
TV Show: Friends / Seinfeld
Singer / Band: Garth Brooks
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