Ryan Papaioannou enters his 11th season behind the bench as head coach of the Brooks Bandits, and his 12th season overall with the organization in 2019-20.
A two-time Canadian National Junior A Champion, and a two-time AJHL Coach of the Year in 2012-13 and 2018-19, Ryan Papaioannou is the winningest and longest-tenured coach in franchise history, as well as a five-time AJHL champion.
Evan enters his 1st season as the Bandits Assistant Coach, after spending the previous 5 seasons as an Assistant Coach/GM with the Canmore Eagles. Prior to joining the Eagles, McFeeters served as Head Coach of the Cochrane Generals of the Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL) for three seasons, leading the team to the 2016 League Finals.
The Canmore, AB native previously served as the Head Coach of the Bow Valley Timberwolves U18 AA program. McFeeters is a High Performance 1 certified coach and has created curriculums, and developed numerous camps, clinics, and programming throughout Western Canada.
Taylor enters his 1st season as Assistant Coach with the Bandits, after the spending the previous season coaching with the Grande Prairie Storm. A Bandit alumnus who won an AJHL and National Championship with Brooks in the 2012-13 season.
Following his time in Brooks, Makin attended and played for Acadia University (USports), followed by a season as a pro with Brest in France, and finished his playing career with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Prior to his playing career in Brooks, Makin played 178 games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Prince George Cougars and Vancouver Giants.
Keven Sajinovic enters his 2nd season with the Brooks Bandits as Goaltender Coach in 2020-21. Prior to working with Brooks, Sajinovic served as the Goaltending Coach for the Calgary Canucks.
Karyn Fanstone enters her 4th season with the Brooks Bandits as Athletic Therapist in 2020-21.
Prior to joining the Bandits, Fanstone had served as Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager in the AJHL for three seasons, spending two years with the Drayton Valley Thunder and one with the Bonnyville Pontiacs.
Karyn is a Mentor Athletic Therapist with Hockey Alberta. She most recently was the Athletic Therapist for the Team Alberta U16 male hockey team that travelled to Red Deer for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, winning a bronze medal. She has also completed camps with Hockey Canada, working with U18, Development and Senior level athletes for the Women's National Program.
She was also the trainer for Team Alberta at the Western Canada Challenge Cup, and for teams at the Alberta Cup, in both 2015 and 2016. A Certified Athletic Therapist, Fanstone graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2014.
Luchies enters his 2nd season with the Brooks Bandits as Equipment Manager in 2020-21.
Nathan Crosby enters his 4th season with the Brooks Bandits. He oversees the team's finances, corporate partnerships and advertising, fundraising, marketing, community relations and leads the day-to-day office operations. He also serves as the team's play-by-play commentator for radio and online broadcasts.
Born and raised in Didsbury, AB, his love of hockey started in the Didsbury Minor Hockey Association where he began playing at the age of 6. After graduating high school, he attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He spent four years with Golden West Broadcasting in Drumheller, AB, where he was a Radio Sales Consultant and play-by-play announcer for the AJHL's Dragons.
He joined the Bandits in June of 2017 as the team's Sales & Marketing Manager, being promoted to Business Manager in May of 2020. He served on the 2019 National Junior A Championship Host Committee and helps oversee bringing future hockey events to Brooks and the Centennial Regional Arena.
Terri-Lea Yeaman enters her 5th season as Office Manager for the Brooks Bandits, and 7th season with the organization overall in 2020-21.
In her role, Yeaman oversees and manages the Bandits' office, including ticket administration, sales, as well as team finances, merchandise and inventory.
Born and raised in Brooks, Yeaman worked at the local Chinook Credit Union for 20 years before joining the Bandits organization as Administrative and Accounting Assistant in 2014. She and her family have been attending Bandit games since 2004. She resides in Brooks with her husband Sean, daughter Kiara, and son Kayden.
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