Meet Our Team

Dean Caban

Dean Caban has been instructing skating and skills sessions since the early age of 15. Dean played 2 years in the KIJHL for the Osoyoos Heat then soon found his passion in coaching. He was a skating coach with Edge of Excellence for over 18 years, 15 years as a head skating instructor. He has worked with players from all over North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 

 

For the past 12 years Dean has been a Head Coach with the Pursuit of Excellence. He specialized in working with the top Bantam AAA team and has moved on dozens of players from the hockey academy to WHL, Jr.A, Jr.B, NCAA and Pro. Dean has worked with many NHL players including Vancouver Canucks, Calgary flames, Philadelphia flyers and Dallas stars. 

Dean holds every single player accountable for their efforts and reinforces the importance of respect, handwork and determination. Dean has a unique way of getting the most out of each player and doesn’t settle for anything less than their best effort.

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Jenna Caban

Jenna was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and just recently made the move to Kelowna. Jenna received a full scholarship to the University of Maine where she played hockey for 4 years as a Maine Black Bear! She completed her Kinesiology and Education Degree with honours in 2010. After graduating as International Student Athlete of the year, she gratefully accepted the opportunity to play Professional Hockey in Switzerland. In Switzerland she played hockey for the Professional Club DHC Langenthal and also taught Power skating with youth minor hockey.

Jenna has a strong passion for hockey and she specializes in working with young hockey players on and off the ice to help get them to the next level. Along with her degree in Kinesiology, Jenna has had the opportunity to learn from some high end strength and skills coaches who are currently with NHL organizations today. She is very grateful for these experiences, as they have given her a wealth of knowledge when it comes to working on and off the ice with players. Jenna is still continuing to learn new information everyday.

Jenna is very passionate, positive and has a knack for motivated young athletes to help them achieve their dreams and improve their skating and skills on the ice!

Hugh Dunlop

Hugh joins the Dynamic team from Cornwall, ON where he currently serves as the Video Coordinator for the Ontario Hockey Academy (OHA), a prep school located in Cornwall, ON. Prior to that, he served in a similar capacity alongside Dean Caban at the Pursuit of Excellence in Kelowna, BC. He has also worked with teams in the BCHL & AJHL, as well as assisting teams at both the major junior levels and NHL. His background and knowledge when it comes video & analysis is a welcome addition to the Dynamic team.