(250) 280-4227 Cell
As a Rockies Alumni, Briar played both early and late in his junior career. With a passion for coaching, Briar immediately got involved as a coach in his home town of Merritt, BC. Having spent the past 3 seasons as an full time assistant coach for the Rockies, Briar helped the team develop on ice systems that saw immediate winning results. 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 is also manages and runs the Hockey Canada Skills Academy program with School District No. 6 which serves J.A Laird Intermediate School and David Thompson Secondary School.
(250) 341-5801 Cell
Wade joined the Rockies organization in 2012 as Head Coach. Prior to coaching, he built an impressive career as a goal tender in the NHL with the New York Islanders, Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. He is most famous for his ‘poke check that turned a fan base on its head’ when he lead the New York Islanders into the playoffs. Having also played in the AHL, Wade broke many league records which he still holds today.
As a former Columbia Valley Rockies alumni, he knows the importance the organization has on the development of young players on and off the ice. With a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from University of Denver, Wade brings many qualifications to his role and GM.
“As a young person, perhaps leaving home for the first time, it can be a challenge. Part of our program objective is to help players develop into successful young adults. We achieve this by emphasizing community involvement and by helping our players develop an understanding of the role they play in creating good relations with both adults & youth in the community. By introducing them into the community through team functions, they develop self confidence and are more prepared for future endeavors.” Wade
Trainer & Chiropractor
Dr. Karen Fahrni
(250) 409-9628 Office
Dr. Karen is a local chiropractor within the community. She started with the Rockies organization in the fall of 2017. As a former competitive swimmer at the national level, Dr. Karen’s practice has a sport focus 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, Dr. Karen has worked as a chiropractor and team trainer at Ironman triathlons, marathons, and the Crossfit Games. Dr. Karen attends most home and travel games providing assessment and treatment for players.
Head Scout/ Director of Player Personnel
This club and its continued success is extremely personal and very important to Scott Dubielewicz and his family. These three brothers grew up in the hockey rink, transitioning naturally from stands to players as boys. He first joined the coaching team in 1995 and was part of the staff in various rolls, 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. It was a prosperous and memorable time for the Columbia Valley Rockies. Scott is a longtime resident of Invermere. After school, he returned home to start his own company; he now owns and operates a successful plumbing contractor business, and was ready to volunteer some of his time to the young hockey players in and around our community.
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 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.
The Rockies are privileged to have access to a team of highly trained trainers dedicated solely to professional sports training with hockey specific programs. These services are currently provided by: