Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach/GM
Briar McNaney
Cell: (250) 280-4227
Email: cvrockies.coach@gmail.com

 

Briar played both early and late in his junior career with the Columbia Valley Rockies and upon completing his junior career, Briar found a passion for coaching in his home town of Merritt, BC. Having spent 3 seasons as a full-time assistant coach for the Rockies, Briar helped the team develop on ice systems that saw immediate winning results before moving to a full-time head coach back in the 2019-20 season. As a certified High Performance 1 coach, Briar continuously strives to learn and improve his hockey knowledge. Briar also serves as a hockey coach consultant with the Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association, helping to engage local coaches. He also manages and runs the Hockey Canada Skills Academy program with School District No. 6 serving J.A Laird Intermediate School and David Thompson Secondary School in Invermere, BC.

 

 

 

Assistant Coach
Tayler Sincennes
Cell: (403) 848-1291
Email: cvrockies.assistantcoach@gmail.com

Following a three-year KIJHL playing career with the Fernie Ghostriders between 2014-2017, Tayler came to the Rockies organization for the 2021-22 season as an assistant coach to Briar McNaney. Tayler strives to build and maintain a winning culture within the locker room for all of the players and staff and is an integral piece in setting strategies for the team to carry out each and every game.

 

Director of Player Personnel
Scott Dubielewicz

The ongoing success of the Columbia Valley Rockies is extremely important to Scott Dubielewicz and his family. He first joined the Rockies organization in 1995 and had various roles including Assistant Coach, General Manager and Head Coach, through 2000. Over the course of those five seasons, the club finished first overall, twice, first in the Eddie Mountain Division three times, and went to the league finals once.

Scott is a longtime resident of Invermere, and his current duties with the club include off-­ice systems coaching, practice planning, video breakdown, game analysis, pre-­scouting, prospect scouting, recruitment, and implementing tactics and systems. Other highlights from Scott’s career include coaching the KIJHL All Star Game in 2000 and his continued involvement in the BC Best Ever Program. He has volunteered several times as an evaluator and twice coached a Zone team at the BC Cup. His passions for staying active in the community, playing a variety of sports regularly and working with the young hockey players, make Scott a valuable member of our coaching staff and the hockey community in general.

 

Trainer & Chiropractor
Dr. Karen Fahrni
Office: (250) 409-9628
www.columbiavalleychiro.com

Dr. Karen is a local chiropractor within the community and started her tenure with the Rockies organization in the fall of 2017. As a former competitive swimmer at the national level, Dr. Karen’s practice is sport-focused with added training in soft tissue therapies. She is also an NCCP Level 2 Swim Coach and has been the Head Coach of the Columbia Valley Otters Swim Club since 2010. With a passion for high performance, Karen has worked as a chiropractor and team trainer at Ironman triathlons, marathons, and the Crossfit Games. Karen attends most home and travel games providing assessment and treatment for players.

 

 

 

Director of Player Personnel
Scott Dubielewicz

The ongoing success of the Columbia Valley Rockies is extremely important to Scott Dubielewicz and his family. He first joined the Rockies organization in 1995 and had various roles including Assistant Coach, General Manager and Head Coach, through 2000. Over the course of those five seasons, the club finished first overall, twice, first in the Eddie Mountain Division three times, and went to the league finals once.

Scott is a longtime resident of Invermere, and his current duties with the club include off-­ice systems coaching, practice planning, video breakdown, game analysis, pre-­scouting, prospect scouting, recruitment, and implementing tactics and systems. Other highlights from Scott’s career include coaching the KIJHL All Star Game in 2000 and his continued involvement in the BC Best Ever Program. He has volunteered several times as an evaluator and twice coached a Zone team at the BC Cup. His passions for staying active in the community, playing a variety of sports regularly and working with the young hockey players, make Scott a valuable member of our coaching staff and the hockey community in general.