Director of STIX Summer Camps – Jeff Ovens
Jeff grew up just north of Toronto in King City, Ontario. Growing up Jeff enjoyed playing many sports at a competitive level including hockey, basketball, football, baseball and track & field. At the age of 18 Jeff decided to pursue hockey and moved to Kingston, Ontario to play Junior Hockey. Over the course of the next 7 years Jeff played 2 years of Junior Hockey, 5 years in the CIS for the Queen’s University Golden Gaels and earned 3 degrees from Queen’s University (BScH, MSc and BEd.). Jeff was a 5 time CIS Academic All-Canadian and was team captain during his 5th and final year.
After Jeff’s CIS career he choose to pursue coaching and moved to Calgary, Alberta and worked for 2 years with the National Sports Academy before moving on to use his teaching degree with the Foothills School Division (FSD). During the past 5 years with FSD Jeff ran a Hockey Canada Skills Academy, created and taught in the Quest for Success Program in Black Diamond, and created and coached in the FSD Peak Athletics Hockey Program in Okotoks. Jeff also worked with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League for 4 years as their Director of Player Development.
Jeff’s real passion though lies with STIX Hockey Academy. STIX started out as a small kids hockey camp in Black Diamond, Alberta in August of 2011. In the past 5 years STIX has grown from 1 hockey camp to 3 summer hockey camps, 6 elite spring programs and an NCAA Exposure Camp. Jeff is now very excited to be the Director of the STIX Nanton Summer Camp. Jeff will be in Nanton this summer from August 24th – 28th to help grow the passion for hockey. Jeff believes motivation through positive leadership can impact young people on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level.