Head Coach – Terry Jones

Terry has been with the club since 1996.

During this span, Terry has had the great opportunity to work with many great players, coaches, managers and trainers and has helped lead the team to 12 division championships, 11 conference championships, eight KIJHL Championships, four Cyclone Taylor Championships, and one Keystone Championship.

In Terry’s playing career, special highlights were winning the 1983 Memorial Cup with the Portland Winterhawks, two Canada West championships with the U of Calgary Dinosaurs and also winning two Spengler Cup gold medals with Team Canada. Terry continues to work as principal at Glenmerry School in Trail, and he and his wife Loretta reside in Montrose. Their two sons Kellen and Connor have recently retired from pro hockey and now reside in the U.S. with their families.


Assistant Coach – Mason Spear

I am currently in my third-year coaching with the Nitehawks.

Originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta, I have been residing in the Kootenays for the past six years and now consider Montrose home. My partner, Emma, and I have a lovely 18-month-old daughter named Sutton. During the day, I serve as a Physical Education teacher at Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar.

I played for the Hawks for three seasons (2009 to 2012) and was fortunate enough to be part of the 2012 championship team.

I also played college hockey from 2012 to 2015 with the Selkirk Saints and 2015 to 2016 with the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings. When I’m not at the rink, I’m either spending time with my family or at the golf course.


Assistant Coach – Jeremy Cominotto

Jeremy Cominotto, a native of Trail and former Nitehawk, is returning for his 12th season as a part of the coaching staff. 

Jeremy is returning to the bench after spending the last two seasons as management. 

Jeremy’s coaching career began 16 years ago with the Nitehawks which is highlighted by a Cyclone Taylor Championship in 2016-2017.  Jeremy was also a member of the Cyclone Taylor Championship winning team as a player in 2000-2001. 

Jeremy is currently residing in Fruitvale with his girlfriend Kirsten, son Kellen and daughter Summer.



Assistant Coach – Darin Sinal

I’ve been coaching in the greater Trail area since 1995 with the midget rep and pee wee rep programs until 2009 when my wife and I started a family.

In 2019, I resume coaching in Rossland for the Rossland Warriors senior men’s AA team. This is my first season with the Nitehawks and I am excited to be part of this great organization.

I live in the Fruitvale area with my wife Stacey, and two daughters, Ainsley and Bryn.



Assistant Coach – Shane Drake

Shane has been an assistant coach with the Nitehawks since 2017. During his playing career with the Nitehawks from 2000-2002, they won a Cylcone Taylor Cup Championship. From there, he moved onto playing senior men’s hockey and won many provincial championships while playing for Trail and Rossland. Shane currently lives in Fruitvale with his wife Julie, and children Connor and Chelsea. 

Trainer – Bobby-Jean Leier

Assistant Trainer – Kevin Hendrickson

Kevin, or “Millie”, as he is known by all, is truly the busiest man in the Nitehawk organization. As if being assistant trainer and equipment manager isn’t enough, Millie is also the Treasurer on the Nitehawks executive. Millie never sits still. If he’s not crunching numbers, he’s washing and folding sweaters, or entering team data on the computer, or 1,001 other team duties. Millie is a perfect example of the ‘culture” of the Nitehawks which expects hard work, devotion, and attention to detail. Millie is the parts manager at Kootenay Chrysler and resides in Trail.




Darren Miracle

I played in the KIJHL and RMJHL for the Trail Smoke Eaters and Rossland Warriors. I have worked at Teck Ltd. for 19 years. My wife is Tammy Miracle and we have two sons, Colton (Celgar) and Lucas plays baseball for Thompson Rivers University.

Head Scout – Cory Clark

Cory has been with the Nitehawks serving in a scouting role covering Alberta/Northeastern B.C. since 2013. His career as a social worker has taken him to various locations in Alberta and Yukon, where he has worked primarily with youth, additions, and mental health. He currently resides in Grand Cache, Alberta where he works for Alberta Health Services as a mental health therapist.

Cory has two sons Trey (Grande Prairie) and Brett (Calgary). Brett was a member of the 2023-14 KIJHL, B.C. and Western Canadian champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.