The Burlington Eagles are
thrilled to announce our AAA coaches for the U14-18 age groups for the 2021-22
hockey season! Our Selection Committee was overwhelmed with the number of
applications received and they spent many hours considering, interviewing, and
selecting qualified candidates to lead our Eagles into next season. We believe
they have selected some incredibly qualified individuals to pick up our teams
after a disrupted season and have full confidence that they will improve our Eagles
athletes as players and as people. Corey Locke and Hockey Committee are proud
to introduce the following coaches and welcome them into the Burlington Eagles
DWAYNE MCKILLOP – U14 AAA HEAD COACH
[email protected] - (416)-998-2056
As a sports administration graduate and with a background working in professional sports and event management, Dwayne feels that sports are more than just a game. It is a great way to teach many life lessons. Dwayne is a Hockey Canada HP-1 High-Performance coach and has been coaching competitive rep hockey for over a decade in the GTHL, including head coaching in the following age groups at AAA & AA: 2002, 2004, and 2006. Dwayne's most recent AAA coaching program was the transformation efforts of the 2004 Markham Majors club from last in the provincial rankings into a competitive playoff team in a very short period of time.
Dwyane and his coaching staff believe and understand that they have a major role in the growth and development of our players, not only as athletes/hockey players but also as individuals. Sports are a formula that assists in developing life skills and how we present ourselves as a coaching staff plays an important role in that. With over 350 regular season wins & several rep league & tournament championships, Dwayne and his staff pride themselves on allowing every player to succeed. The players will continue to learn to respect their peers, their coaches, officials, opponents, parents and especially themselves.
PAT COCKLIN – U15 AAA HEAD COACH
[email protected] - (905)-570-3219
Pat is rejoining the Eagles Organization after 9 years of coaching in the Pro Women's Hockey League as well as 10 years of Jr. A hockey in the Provincial Junior League; 5 of those years with the Burlington Cougars. Pat has also worked with Team Ontario Under 17 program as an Evaluator in the selection committee.
Pat has coached several years in AAA with most of those years with the Draft or College eligible aged players with experience with OHL and NCAA scouts and recruiters. Pat has athletes he coached that have played in the NHL or are still playing in the NHL.
The Eagles Organization is very excited to have Pat coaching in Burlington bringing his Hockey Experience back to Burlington to put a high-level product on the ice and develop local players to be able to step to the next level.
TYLER WISEMAN – U15 AAA ASST. COACH
[email protected] - (289)-828-4811
Tyler Wiseman was brought up through Burlington City Rep where he continued his career in Burlington, playing for the Burlington Cougars for 2 years. Tyler received a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Canisius College, where they attended the national championship for the first time in school history in the same season Tyler was awarded the All-Atlantic team. Following his collegiate career, Tyler went to play professionally in Germany for several years and was awarded MVP of the league in his first season.
Tyler has been coaching for several years between skills and teams. He coached the Metropolitan Riveters in the National Woman’s Hockey League where they won the Isobel Cup Championship. He has been coaching minor hockey and skill development in Guelph for the past three seasons.
MIKE DALEY – U16 AAA HEAD COACH
[email protected] - (416)-997-3390
A new addition to the Eagles program Mike has over a decade of experience coaching elite-level teams with coaching roles in the OJHL (Oakville Blades/Toronto Patriots) and the OMHA (Oakville Rangers).
A native of Burlington, Mike's Patriots teams won over 100 games across 3 seasons winning the inaugural Brant Snow trophy as OJHL regular season champions in '17-18, while his Blades teams won 3 straight South Division titles from '15-17. During his OMHA days with the Oakville Rangers, Mike's teams won 3 straight OMHA U18 AAA championships '09-11, while he also saw success at the OHL Cup with the U16 AAA program in '14-15. A one-time Burlington City Rep player, Mike played his junior hockey in the OJHL with the Hamilton Kilty B's before turning to lacrosse where he was a 3rd round selection in the NLL entry draft.
Mike takes extreme pride in player development and helping young athletes achieve their goals. He believes that players learn best when they're having fun and encourages his athletes to push beyond their comfort zone. A believer in playing fast starts with thinking fast, Mike spends a lot of time helping athletes problem solve rather than provide answers. Since beginning his coaching career Mike has seen 3 of his former players reach the NHL level while countless more have received NCAA scholarships or signed with OHL programs. He looks forward to helping players in his hometown exceed expectations and achieve their goals.
CHRIS WARDLAW – U16 AAA ASST. COACH
Chris Wardlaw began coaching as an Assistant Coach with the Oakville Rangers Midget program in 2012. Following 7 successful seasons coaching minor hockey, in assistant and head coaching roles, Chris made the jump to the OJHL for the 2019-2020 season, where he works with the Toronto Patriots as an assistant coach and director of analytics.
Chris’ coaching philosophy is rooted in player development with focus on aligning the individual technical, tactical, and mental components required to compete at the highest level, while incorporating them into the team tactics and strategies.
MARK CORBETT – U18 AAA HEAD COACH
[email protected] - (905)-802-1156
Mark grew up playing all his minor hockey for the Burlington Eagles having great success with OMHA wins and OHF appearances over his minor hockey career. Mark continued playing in both the GOJHL and the OJHL before heading off to play USports at Ryerson University. Mark finished 4 years of CIS hockey, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology with a minor in Business Law. Post USports career, Mark continued playing hockey for 2 years in the SPHL before heading to Europe to complete 3 more seasons, landing in France, Germany, and Sweden.
While in Sweden, Mark began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with the U20 program with his hockey club Boras. After his final year of playing, Mark became an Assistant Coach with the Oakville Rangers U18 AAA program during the 2020/2021 season. Over the past 5 years, Mark has also coached Skill Development for Northern Freeze Hockey focusing mainly on ages 6-12. He also began doing skill development for OHL, Junior and U18 kids this past summer.
Mark plans to use his playing and coaching experience to develop young players in the U18 AAA program both on and off the ice. Mark’s number one priority is to build a culture that helps players both succeed as a team and as an individual. He is excited about returning to Burlington to continue to build the Burlington Eagles U18 AAA Program.