Winnipeg Blues Added To Winnipeg Hockey Talk

The Winnipeg Blues

Winnipeg Hockey Talk is proud to add the Winnipeg Blues as one of the Winnipeg teams added to our coverage list.  We would like to thank Head Coach and GM Don MacGillivray for their cooperation.


Winnipeg BluesThe Coaching Staff

General Manager/Head Coach – Don MacGillivray 

Don will be heading  into year number 4 as the Winnipeg Blues bench boss, with a resume which includes having been the Head Coach and General Manager for the U of M Bison’s for 3 years prior to joining the Blues, as well as previous MJHL experience as Head Coach with the Portage Terriers. Don brings a wealth of experience and a strong winning attitude to the organization, and is expecting a great season for the Winnipeg Blues.


Assistant Coach – Billy Keane
Billy is a familiar face for the Winnipeg Blues organization, having played for the club from 1982-84, where he was named team and playoff MVP, and was head coach from 2004-2006.  Billy has also coached the Winnipeg Saints (2001-02).  After receiving a hockey scholarship to play NCAA in Anchorage, Alaska from 1984-86, he finished up his playing career at the U of M, and became Assistant coach immediately after, and has now become one of the most respected coaches in Manitoba.

Assistant Coach – Dan Gregovski

Goalie Coach – Sonny Mignacca

Sonny Mignacca also reunites with MacGillivray, as he was the goaltender coach for the U of M Bisons men’s hockey team from 2007-2009 while Don was head coach. Drafted 213th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1992 NHL Entry draft, he also spent time in the AHL, ECHL, WPHL, as well as 2 years playing overseas in England. After his playing days were done, the Winnipeg native started the International Goaltender’s School and is excited to be working with this years crop of Blues goaltenders.

Athletic Therapist – Lana DeBeer
Lana This is Lana’s 10th year with the Winnipeg Blues. She works at the Pan-Am Clinic in the casting Department, and is working to obtain her Othopedic Technologist designation. Lana is a master course conductor in Manitoba for the Hockey Canada safety program. Lana has also worked with the St. Vital Mustangs Football Club for 9 years.

Director of Scouting – Doug Goodchild
Doug takes over as Head Scout for the Blues this season.  Spending the past 17 years involved in the MJHL, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position with the club, having coached at various levels of hockey including minor, AA, AAA, as well as in the MMJHL.

Scout – Tim Schick

Events Manager – Herb Mowat

Game Day Manager/Promotions – Cindy Anderson

Timerkeeper – Ken Steen
Volunteers – Cheryl Mowat, Susan Anderson

WebMaster – Don DeBeer

Media Relations – Bill Burfoot





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