HONG KONG TYPHOONS COACHING TEAM

   

     

Scott SPENCER

Coach

      

Scott Spencer comes to HK Typhoons with an 18-year coaching career. He has 15 years of experience at the NCAA Division 1 level for both men and women, along with Junior A and North American Prep School experience.  He has coached multiple professional, Olympic and college athletes over that span.  Scott has had a strong history in developing players on the ice, in the classroom and team success.

Scott was last at Lindenwood University where he coached the past 5 seasons coaching the Division 1 Lions.  During his 5 seasons at Lindenwood, Spencer became the Division 1 all-time winningest coach in program history.  Prior to Lindenwood, Scott was the Director of Female Hockey and Female Junior Head Coach at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, British Columbia for two years.  Prior to being a Head Coach, Scott spent the previous 6 seasons as an associate head coach and assistant coach at Ohio State University (1) and Robert Morris University (5).  Scott was an assistant coach in men’s hockey for three seasons at Bemidji State and the NAHL North Iowa outlaws from 2003-2006.  During this period, he had a hand in developing players that eventually moved on to professional hockey spanning all leagues including the NHL.


Scott played collegiately at the ACHA Division I level for Minot State. He was a four-year letterwinner and helped the team make three national tournaments. Minot State finished in the top-10 nationally three times, including coming in third in 2001-02. He was a team captain and earned the Player’s Player Award in 2000-01 for his work ethic and putting the team first. Spencer received honorable mention honors at the 2002 ACHA National Tournament.

Scott received a Bachelor of Science degree from Minot State in 2002 in Physical Education, with a minor in Coaching. He earned his Master’s in Sports Studies from Bemidji State in 2012.

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Matti FAGERSTROM

Coach

HK Typhoons is excited to announce Matti Fagerstrom as the latest addition to the full-time coaching staff!  

Matti is a native of Finland and spent his youth playing for his home town team HPK until he reached the U20 level.  From there he moved to the city of Valkeakoski and played for Kiekko-Ahma in the Finnish 2nd division for three seasons.  He was then accepted into the Sports Institute in Vierumaki to study professional hockey coaching. 

Matti started his coaching career in 2008 by returning to his home town Hameenlinna and was an assistant coach for the U16, U17 (National gold medal) and U18 (National silver medal) teams before moving to Austria in 2009.  In Innsbruck, Austria, Matti was the head coach for U15 team reaching National bronze medal, and assistant coach for U20 team.  After this he moved to UAE to help build a brand new hockey program.  After three years of dedicated hard work it was time to go back to Innsbruck, Austria, to coach the local U20 team.  After that season Matti had a chance to move up to coach adults in UAE, specifically with the Al Ain Theebs team and UAE national team. 

He now heads to Hong Kong to join the Typhoons Ice Hockey organization after concluding his Head Coach position with the Abu Dhabi Storms and UAE senior national team.  Matti brings solid coaching experience having dealt with young players to adults, complementing the existing coaching staff.  Matti will work closely with Ludovic and Casey on developing the Typhoons ice hockey program.   

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Thailand National Team

Representing national team is always a honour and privilege. I was invited to join Thailand National team coaching staff for two main events of the season. Olympic qualifications held in Hainan, China and South East Asia games held in Manila, Philippines.

In Hainan we lost first game to always strong Taipei and won against Hong Kong and Kuwait. Taipei proceeded to second round winning al games. We saw already in this tournament that our team was really committed to get the best possible result in SEA games few weeks later. I have rarely seen so team oriented players in Asia following the game plan from 1st to last minute!

SEA games all the potential really came out and we won all games in the round robin, semi-final against Malaysia and final against the Philippines.

Great cohesive team, well prepared with proper 3 months intensive training period added with full commitment from the players.

Was really a pleasure to be part of our one month project and the victorious end made it perfect.

Now back in Hong Kong teaching our kids the key factors to be successful individually and as a team.

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Ludovic GARREAU

Coach

   

Garreau Ludovic played professional ice hockey in the France/Sweden leagues for ten years before turning his focus into coaching.  Garreau was an on-ice instructor for the NHL camp in Shanghai and was Head Coach and Director of the Ice Hockey Club (France).  Specifically for Avignon youth hockey A team; Nice U7 U9 U11 B team, Mullhouse youth league from 2011 to 2017.  In this role he managed the club, ice hockey school, trained players and coaches and liaised with government, sports associations and sports media. Garreau also is the CEO and Head Coach for Hockey Camps Adventures in the Czech Republic.  

Some of Garreau's highlights are playing in the French national U16 and U18 national team,  Coach for the French Women national team U16 and U18.  Worked in the French federation as coach of coach.  French Champion as a coach with U9 and U11 for Club Mullhouse 2012-2013.

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Rudolf BERNART

Goalie Coach

      

Rudolph Bernart has been with the HK Typhoons coaching staff since summer and is already a familiar face with the players and parents around the rink and at tournaments.  Rudolph is a native of Czech Republic and was the goalie for the Czech 4 from 2014 to 2018.  Before that he spent a year playing at Mountfield HK U20 team and from 2006 to 2013 he played for HC Pardubice U18 and U20 teams (2011 to 2012 he was a member of the extraliga A team).  He spent his youth days playing for HC Hradec Kralove.

Rudolph's coaching experience began as a youth and goalie coach for Mountfield HK for four years until 2018, concurrently he was a  goalie coach at the Czech hockey camps.  During 2017 to 2018 he was the assistant goalie coach of A-team Mountfield HK (extraliga) as well as for the hockey team of University of Hradec Kralove.   He is a graduate of the University of Hradec Kralove with a Bc from the Faculty of Education in Physical education and sport.  

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Tsukasa ARINAMI

Hockey Consultant 

    

Tsuki has coached in Hong Kong and is well known in the APAC ice hockey community.  He has achieved the highest education in hockey coaching (Level 5) recognized by the IIHF, Sports and Leisure Management degree with a minor in ice hockey coaching from Vierumaki, Finland.  Prior to his Head Coaching positions at Hokay and Pioneers Hockey Clubs in Beijing, China, he coached at Nippon Sports Science University in Japan leading his team to promotion to top division for the first time in school history.

Tsuki coached for Nippon Sport Science University in the top Japanese Collegiate League. He also coached the Japanese University National Team Development programs before arriving in China. In his earlier years, Tsuki played professionally in Estonia, HK PURIKAD. In addition, Tsuki played Junior A hockey in Finland for Heinolan Kiekko. Tsuki has been in China for the past four years, leading the Pioneers Hockey Club and Hokay Ice Hockey Club.

Tsuki now is the HK Typhoons Hockey Consultant, who will arrange camps, tournaments and giving advice for our members and the club.   

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Intern Coaches

    

Cosney Lee

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 playing 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.

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Joshua Ho

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 year's Typhoons Players.

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