Coaches

Ryan Brindley
Ryan Brindley ~ 

Ryan was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He has an extensive history in hockey including the following:
          • Played 9 years of professional hockey in the IHL, AHL and ECHL
          • 2004 ECHL All Star
          • 2001 ECHL Champion
          • Former Captain of the Florida Everblades, an ECHL team
          • Ryan has over 15 years coaching experience and has been running his own hockey camps and clinics for over 10 years. He has coached the Jr. Everblades to three consecutive State Championships 2010-2012. 
Ryan played hockey for the Miami University in Ohio and is where he graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education.
Ryan resides in Estero with his wife, Rochelle, and four children. 


Brian Rafalski

Brian Rafalski ~ 

Brian was born in Dearborn, MI, and is a retired professional ice hockey defensemen who played at the highest level of hockey for the following years:
          • 15 professional ice hockey seasons for five teams:
            • 11 in the National Hockey League for two (2) teams ~ New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings
            • 4 seasons in European leagues
          • Rafalski won the Stanley Cup three times, playing in five Stanley Cup finals in his NHL career (2000, 20001, 2003, 2008, 2009)
          • Rafalski also played for the United States men's ice hockey team in three Olympic ice hockey tournaments (2002, 2006, and 2010)
Brian played for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Southwest Florida with his wife, Felicity, and three children.



Jim Brown

Jim Brown ~ 


Jim grew up and played minor hockey in Toronto, Canada. His hockey career includes the following:

          • 4 years of Major Junior in the OHL
          • 11 years in professional hockey in the AHL, ECHL and Europe
          • Three (3) time All Star
          • 1998 Championship and Playoff MVP
          • Coach of the Jr Everblades for the last 5 years 
Jim resides in Southwest Florida with his wife, Wendy, and two children.