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. For the past 7 years, Steve has coached for Seafair Minor Hockey in Richmond, including a 6 year run as the Midget A1 coach, and this season he is the Bantam A1 coach. Steve has also run his own spring program, Warriors Hockey Club, for many years, including the Jr. Development team, where many current 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, Steve led Ice Hawks to the PJHL Championship title and silver in the Cyclone Taylor Cup Provincial Championship. 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. He was also a team captain and played 96 career games for the Ice Hawks. 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.
Paul is on board for his first season as a coach with the Ice Hawks. He brings 4 years of coaching experience at the AAA level between Bantam and Midget with Semiahmoo Minor. Prior to coaching, Paul played 3 seasons of Junior A between the Yorkton Terriers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
Director of Digital Media/Game Operations Manager/Anthem Singer
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.
Game Day DJ/Public Address Announcer
Matteo returns to the Delta Ice Hawks for his 4th season as the team’s Music Director. He is in charge of everything you hear being played over the sound system, such as the warmup mix and all in game music.
Matteo is also in Vancouver’s thriving Film industry as a Motion Picture Video Coordinator (IATSE 669) working on Feature Films and Television such as “The Predator 2018” for 20th Century Fox. He started his career in film at the age of 15.