Director of Business & Hockey Operations
As the Director of Business and Hockey Operations for the Virden Oil Capitals, Jamie oversees and is responsible for all team operations for the franchise after a 16-year junior and pro career as both a player and coach.
Hodson was drafted in the third round, 69th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1998, while playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings and went on to play in the Maple Leafs farm system as well as winning gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002, 2003 Spengler Cup in Davos Switzerland.
Hodson has most recently been with the Moose Jaw Warriors staff for the past six years as their goalie coach as well as learning other facets of the game with their experienced hockey personnel.
Jamie and his family now reside in Virden with his wife Lindsey and their four children: Presley, Demi, Willow and Colby. The Hodson’s farm in the Lenore area and operate J & L Seeds – Hodson Family.
General Manager & Head Coach
Troy Leslie returns to the Oil Capitals for his sixth season as head coach and GM. Troy brings to the Oil Capitals a wealth of coaching experience including eight years of coaching with the AAA Midget Southwest Cougars, Team Manitoba at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, and assistant coach of Team Western in the U-17 World Championships in 2006.
In 2003, Leslie received his advanced II coaching certification from Hockey Canada. During his playing days, Troy played four seasons in the SJHL, before moving on to Brandon University to play two seasons of CIS with the Bobcats.
Having always had a passion for hockey and coaching, Troy looks forward to continuing to gain experience from developing Jr. ‘A’ players in Westman. Troy lives in Virden with his wife Debbie and their children Bethany and Dane.
Dale Lewis, who spent the first five seasons as the club’s president, is now behind the bench as the team’s assistant coach. Lewis is no stranger to coaching, having spent time behind the bench with head coach and GM Troy Leslie several years ago with the Manitoba AAA midget Southwest Cougars.
Lewis, originally from Cromer, Man., went to school in Virden and has a business degree from Brandon University. He played three seasons with the MJHL’s Winkler Flyers and one season with the BU Bobcats.
Lewis is married to his wife Tracy and has two sons named Tanner and Braeden and a daughter named Jordyn.
Canadian Athletic Therapy Certification Candidate and Equipment Manager
Hailee Dayman is the club’s Canadian Athletic Therapy Certification Candidate and Equipment Manager.
Dayman took Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge, eventually ending up at Camosun College in Victoria where she received her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy. Growing up in her hometown of Estevan, Sask., Dayman played hockey herself, eventually leaving home at 15 years of age to play the game at the AAA level. She wound up injuring both knees while playing university hockey, which ended her playing career.
Dayman has previous experience working in junior A hockey. She worked with the SJHL’s Estevan Bruins during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons.
Media and Communications Manager
Lanny Stewart has more than 10 years of experience in the media industry and is the former editor of the Westman Journal community newspaper.
Born in Virden, Stewart was raised in the small town of Beulah, which is approximately 40 minutes away from the home of the Oil Capitals.
Stewart is tasked with growing the Oil Capitals club from several different angles – whether it’s the social networking aspect, branding and growing fan interaction with the club.
Office/Game Day Manager/Billet Coordinator
Teresa Heritage wears a variety of different hats with the organization. The club’s long-time billet coordinator is also the game day/office manager. She has been associated with the team since the club’s inception.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Born and raised in Virden, Davies is the owner of Xcel Strength and Conditioning where he focuses his business in Virden and surrounding areas. Davies is a longtime fitness enthusiast who has completed his bachelor of physical education and education A.D. from Brandon University. He’s helped train numerous athletes and people of all backgrounds over the past five years. He is a Grade 8 teacher at Virden Junior High.
Power Skating Instructor
Decorated skating coach Patricia Hole is the club’s power skating instructor. With more than 30 years of coaching experience, Hole works with the Oil Capitals players during the season, helping improve the players’ skating abilities as much as possible. The owner and operator of a skating school for the past 14 years, Hole has more than 35 years of experience as a skating coach. She coached figure skaters Rudi Swiegers and Paige Lawrence at the World Championships and Winter Olympics in the past, she’s received multiple coach recognition awards and in 2011, she was inducted into the Virden Collegiate Hall of Fame.
Garry Remple | Dressing Room Attendant
Kurt Ardron | Public Address Announcer
Wayne Unger | Team Chaplain
Perry Meikle | Game Day Assistant