Director of Business, Hockey Operations and Player Personnel
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.
Tyson played four years in the MJHL with the Winkler Flyers before moving to Brandon to attend Brandon University where he played four seasons for the Brandon Bobcats of the CIS. After graduating with an education degree in 2000, he remained in Brandon to teach and played a number of seasons with the Tiger Hills Hockey League’s Souris Elks and four years with the Steinbach Northstars senior team, making an Allan Cup appearance in 2009.
Tyson has been a coach with the Brandon AAA midget Wheat Kings for the past seven seasons, three as an assistant coach and the last four as the head coach. He is also head coach of the AAA bantam Wildcats female program and scout for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL.
while growing up and playing in southwest MB, Gow played for the Southwest Cougars at 15 with Troy Leslie as his head coach. Gow spent 5 years in the WHL; Four with the Spokane Chiefs and then had the privilege of playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings in his 20-year-old season to cap off his junior career. All the while, Gow played for team Manitoba U16, Canada West U17, and attended the St. Louis Blues training camp.
Athletic Therapist & 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.
Video Coach/Goaltending Coach Consultant
Ryan joined the Oil Capitals in the summer of 2015 from the Dauphin Kings where he was a goaltending consultant and scout.
Ryan spent three seasons with the Melville Millionaires (SJHL) and wrapped up his junior career in the AJHL with Fort McMurray.
Since his retirement he has hosted dozens of goalie clinics and schools with goalies of all ages. Ryan and his wife Kelli have been billets for the Oil Capitals since Day 1.
Marketing Manager and Game Day Assistant
Riley Wowk studied for 2 years at Assiniboine Community College in the Interactive Media Arts program specializing in visual effects and cinematography.
Born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Wowk was raised in Arborg Manitoba and moved around lots ending up in Virden for his highschool years.
Wowk is tasked with insuring game days run smoothly, making sure social media account are kept up to date and producing video projects for the Oil Capitals and their partners.
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 writing feature articles on the club for the website from a variety of different angles.
Office/Game Day Manager/Billet Coordinator
Born and raised in Virden, Teresa and Doug Heritage live in the town of Virden with their two kids, Lexi and Dillon. 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. Teresa has been associated with the team since the club’s inception.
Teresa looks after the players with regards to coordinating billets as well as ticket sales, marketing partners, and other office duties are kept up by Teresa. Teresa is integral to the team, the players, billets, corporate partners, and our fans.
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