Head Coach and General Manager
Steve has 20+ years of coaching experience at multiple levels and age groups. As a long time Delta resident, he has coached many years for South Delta Minor Hockey. Steve formerly coached for Seafair Minor Hockey in Richmond, including a 6 year run as the Midget A1 coach, and a season as the Bantam A1 coach. Steve also ran his own spring program, Warriors Hockey Club, for many years, including the Jr. Development team, where many PJHL players honed their craft to make the jump to Junior hockey. As a team builder and as players coach, Steve is a student of the game, and is constantly searching for ways to improve his craft, and develop players and teams to achieve their potential.
In 2018 and 2023, Steve led Ice Hawks to the PJHL Championship title, and silver in the Cyclone Taylor Cup Provincial Championship in 2018 and 2022. Steve also received a prestigious PCAHA Coach of the Year Award for 2017-18 season for leading the Seafair Bantam A1 team to the Western Canadian Championship.
Eduard Epshtein, CPA, CA
Eduard is a financial professional with experience in senior management roles with international public companies in the natural resource sector. PJHL Executive of the Year in 2018, Eduard provides operational and management support. Eduard is passionate about the team, dedicated to its success, and is engaged with the local community. His goal is to see more kids joining hockey programs to enjoy the greatest game. In addition to his passion for baseball, hockey and the community, Eduard serves on a Fundraising Committee of KidSafe, a charity that provides vulnerable children and youth with the safety, nutrition and educational programming.
Quinten is returning again as a coach with the Ice Hawks for his seventh season behind the bench. He played 96 career games for the Ice Hawks, and was assistant captain in 2015-16, then moved up to captain for his final season in 2016-17. A Ladner native, he played his minor hockey with the South Delta Minor Hockey Association and Seafair before joining the Hawks as an affiliate in the 2012-13 season.
Assistant Coach – Forwards
Dom is returning for his second season behind the Hawks’ bench. He played one season with Delta, recording 11 goals and 21 assists in 35 games. Dom also spent some time in the BCHL with the Cowichan Capitals and the SJHL for the Notre Dame Hounds. He played minor hockey for the Seafair Islanders and won the Western Canadian Bantam Championship alongside Head Coach Steve Robinson.
Assistant Coach – Defence
Carson grew up playing for South Delta Minor Hockey until his second year of Bantam, then moved to the Delta Hockey Academy for the next two seasons. His time at DHA was a great stepping stone for his next team, the Nanaimo Silvertips (BCEHL). There, he committed to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 17. He was traded mid-season to the Penticton Vees, which was unfortunately paused due to COVID. Carson spent the BCHL “bubble” season in Trail with the Smoke Eaters, before making a decision to come home and play for his hometown team, the Ice Hawks. In his first season with the Hawks, he was 13th in the PJHL in points and earned with the top defenceman award. In his final year of junior hockey, after grinding out a long playoffs and a 7-game final series, was victorious and able to bring the Stonehouse Cup back home to Ladner. Now graduated, he is looking to bring his knowledge to the teaching side of things on the bench and hopefully win another championship with Delta.
Head Athletic Trainer
Stefan resides in North Delta and played with the North Delta Minor Hockey Association growing up. He wanted to continue his involvement in sport and got his Diploma in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. Stefan first joined the Delta Ice Hawks in the 2021-22 season, before heading to the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to help further develop his knowledge and skills as the Head Trainer the following year. After a season away, Stefan is excited to return back to the Ice Hawks in their jump to Jr. A.
Director of Digital Media; Manager, Game Day Events & Community Partnerships
Katie joined the Delta Ice Hawks’ front office in 2017, after starting as the anthem singer in 2016. A graduate of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Journalism program, she has previously worked for the BC Lions Communications department and for the Richmond Review as a weekly columnist. She is a proud member of the South Delta community and loves supporting local hockey.
Assistant Trainer/Equipment Manager
Travis’ hockey journey began as a kid playing for North Delta Minor Hockey, but his passion for the sport led him to transition into coaching and training. This is his first season with the Ice Hawks and will be his 3rd season coaching rep. home in North Delta. Currently, Travis is completing his Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at Douglas College.
Game Day DJ/Public Address Announcer
Ryan’s time in the booth started as a DJ for the New Westminster Hyacks in 2011, and moved up to alternate PA Announcer in 2015. Nowadays, he is co-PA Announcer for them. In 2017, he co-emceed Canucks Autism Network Sports Day with his mentor, Al Murdoch. He has joined Murdoch in the booth for the Vancouver Canucks’ CAN night since 2019 as a guest PA Announcer. He was the primary PA Announcer for the Greater Vancouver Canadians Hockey Club from 2019-2022. In 2022, he became primary PA Announcer for both the Delta Ice Hawks and the Coquitlam Express. On August 19, 2023, Ryan was asked to fill in for Vancouver FC PA Announcer Caroline Frolic at Willoughby Community Park Stadium when Vancouver FC took on Pacific FC.
Tav is in his first year as team photographer for the Hawks, and he also shoots for the Surrey Eagles and the PJHL. He grew up in Ladner playing baseball and has been a long-time Hawks fan. Feel free to reach out to him through email for photo inquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org