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
  • 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)


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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