Head Coach & Director of Hockey
Simon Ferguson is the Head Coach of the Hong Kong Typhoons. Simon leads overall development for all our programmes. He is responsible for establishing a development framework for each of the teams in the City League and will work with individual coaches to implement that framework. He leads the coaching for each of our HK Selects teams, our Power Skating programmes and our dryland training programmes.
Simon last served as Head Coach of a junior (U15, U16 and U17) hockey and scholastics programme that has produced a number of NHL draft picks. He completed his Hockey Canada National Coach Certification Programme High Performance I training.
Prior to becoming a coach, Simon played elite level professional ice hockey. Highlights of his hockey playing history are available on the NHL website at https://www.nhl.com/player/simon-ferguson-8469771. During his playing career, Simon won a WHL Championship, a Memorial Cup and a Calder Cup. He attended 5 NHL training camps with the Edmonton Oilers, the Anaheim Ducks and the Phoenix Coyotes and played pre-season for the Anaheim Ducks.
Simon brings a high level of connectivity to today's elite ice hockey community in Canada and the United States as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience in the latest hockey concepts, methods and strategies that is unparalleled in Hong Kong.
Coach & Director of Operations
Ryan Lannon is a former American professional ice hockey defencemen. He was a member of the U.S. National Development Team and was the Assistant Captain of the Harvard University (NCAA-Diviison 1) ice hockey team. He was drafted in the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 8th round, 239th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2002. In 2008, he was signed by the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL and the following year, he was signed by the Minnesota Wild of the NHL. He played 8 seasons of professional ice hockey. His professional playing history may be found at https://www.nhl.com/player/ryan-lannon-8470200.
Since his retirement as a player, he has been involved in youth hockey player development coaching in Salzburg, Austria.
Moe Mantha is the Senior Adviser to the Hong Kong Typhoons. As a professional ice hockey coach and a former professional ice hockey player, Moe brings a depth of knowledge and experience to ice hockey that is unique in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Typhoons is fortunate that Moe has been generous enough to contribute his time and effort to the development of our programme and expresses its gratitude to Moe.
Among his many distinguished hockey accomplishments, Moe served in various capacities for the U.S. National U-17 and U-18 Development Team Programmes, including as the Head Programme Director and Head Coach. He served as the Head Coach for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, the AHL farm team for the Anaheim Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings, and an Assistant Coach for the Hershey Bears, the AHL farm team for the Philadelphia Flyers. Prior to commencing his coaching career, Moe played over 600 games in the NHL, serving as Assistant Captain to the Winnipeg Jets and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played with Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier during his time with the Edmonton Oilers and with Mario Lemieux during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He racked up 370 NHL career points. He was Assistant Captain of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team and Captain of the 1991 U.S. Men's World Championship Team. Moe's playing history may be found at https://www.nhl.com/player/maurice-mantha-8449122.
Josh Ho is a former Typhoons Ice hockey player who is 17 years old and will be helping out as a coach and a ref this season. He has played hockey full time for 6 years seeing action as both a goalie and a player. He has already been involved in teaching the basics of skating in Hong Kong and has spent a season as a level 1 ref.
He is excited to build on this experience with the Typhoons for the 16/17 season. Seeing different aspects of the game as a player and ref give him a unique perspective that will be a valuable asset to the Typhoons. Josh is excited to have the opportunity to continue with the Typhoons for the 16/17 season and wants to pass on the passion, skills and values he has learned from hockey to this years Typhoons Players.
Fenton Garvie is former Typhoons Ice hockey player who originally joined the Typhoons in 2005. Fenton is a 17 year old who was born in Hong Kong, has spent most of his life here and also is a Canadian Citizen. He has been a member of the Typhoons since 2005 and was an important member of the Selects program every season he played while also gaining the experience of playing for the Hong Kong national Junior team. The experience that he has received from travelling to North American and Asia to compete in various tournaments will be a valuable asset for today’s Typhoons players. Fenton is currently enrolled at Chinese International School and continues to play competitive adult hockey in Hong Kong. He will be receiving his ref qualification and is excited to learn a new side of the game.
Fenton is excited to have the opportunity to continue with the Typhoons for the 16/17 season and wants to pass on the passion, skills and values he has learned from hockey to Hong Kong’s next generation of players.
Cosney is a recent Typhoons graduate who will be helping out coaching and as a ref. He is 17 years old and plays both ice and inline hockey and has been paying with the Typhoons since he was 6 years old. He has also been an integral part of the selects travel teams over the last few years and recently represented Hong Kong at the U18 World Championships in New Zealand in 2015.
Cosney has also received his level 2 referee qualification from HKIHOA given him a greater understanding of the rules and last year made the jump to the Standard League as a player. For the 16/17 season Cosney is on the move again and will be a player in the CIHL. Cosney is thrilled to be on board for this season and is excited to have the ability to pass on the skills and knowledge of the game he loves to the next generation of Typhoons Players.