Scouting Staff

Brian Elder | Wawaneesa, Manitoba  | Head Scout | AAA Bantam

Brian grew up in Oak Lake and was a netminder ever since he was six years old.  He retired from minor pro hockey at the age of 25 and became a teacher – a career he still maintains in Souris, Man.

Elder has been working with goaltenders for more than 20 years and has coached netminders at the WHL, SJHL, Manitoba Midget AAA and most recently the Bantam AAA level. He’s currently the goaltender coach for the Southwest bantam AAA Cougars.

His minor pro hockey career included stints with the Oklahoma Blazers and the Manitoba Moose.

Scott Coates | Winnipeg, Manitoba  | AAA Bantam

Coates grew up in Boissevain and played AAA midget with the Southwest Cougars program.  He has been involved in coaching and scouting for the last 23 years and his hockey experience includes coaching the AAA Midget Southwest Cougars, Junior A in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Brandon University, the Manitoba Sledge Hockey Development team and in Winnipeg with the AAA bantam program.

Throughout the last 23 years, Coates has scouting experience at the junior A level and is he’s currently a regional scout with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.


Glenn Tosh |  Souris, Manitoba

Jason Falk | Brandon, Manitoba

Mark Dixon | St. Malo, Manitoba

Derrick Shearer | Wawanesa, Manitoba 

Trent Lanigan | Saskatchewan

Darryl Wenger | Thunder Bay, Ontario 

Brian Peel | Virden, Manitoba 

Lee Hellyer | Okotoks, Alberta