Regina Rebels Coaching Staff – 2017-2018

Mike Merk – Head Coach
Mike accepts the position of the Head Coach role for the 2016/17 season.   He has coaching experience going back to 1995 when he started Merk’s Hockey School here in Regina.   Mike has coached in HRI since 1997.   He has also been a coach mentor for the past 3 years assisting coaches in the city for various levels from Initiation to Midget.  

As a player, Mike has had many successful experiences winning league title 3 years in a row in Bantam AA, two time Saskatchewan Midget AAA champion with Regina Pat Canadians where he was also a finalist and winner of the Air Canada Cup national championship.  Mike went to Yorkton Terriers following midget where he was runner up in league final his first year and again went to the Royal Bank national championship placing 3rd.   Mike has also been inducted into the Regina and Yorkton Sports Hall of Fames with Pat Canadians and Terriers.  

Mike has been a big part of the female program in Regina and was the founder of the female Grrrowl spring hockey program which many players in the area have had the experience of playing in.   He was a contributor to the successful revitalization of the female tournament held in Regina every December.

As a coach and father, Mike recognizes the need to provide an environment that these female athletes can develop their hockey skills while ensuring education comes first.   Mike and his coaching staff are looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of building on an already successful program. 

Corey Terry – Practice Coach
Corey brings vase experience in working with youth in sport.  Corey has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration.  Corey has worked as a physical education teacher and is certified in many different high school sports as well as a High Performance coach in hockey. 

Corey has had the unique opportunity to work as coach mentor within schools, hockey Regina and Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA).  Corey currently is a Lead Mentor for Hockey Regina where by his leadership has helped modernize a focus on skill development in our minor hockey programs.  Corey is also a SHA High Performance coach mentor and evaluator.

Corey has also been a coach of multisport since 1993 and a hockey coach since 1995.  Corey has coached all divisions in hockey from Initiation to Senior.  Corey has worked with many teams locally in HRI as well as the Sask First program for SHA.  Corey has also won provincial titles in track & field, volleyball and hockey.  Corey has also won a national title in volleyball as well.  Most recently, Corey has coached the Bantam AA Female Ravens and won back to back provincial titles and the first ever Ravens win of the South Sask Midget AA league Championship.  As a hockey player Corey has played minor to senior hockey and has experience in the SJHL and CIS.

Corey has been a coach in hockey Regina for the past 8 years and also works as an assistant coach for the University of Regina Cougars Men’s Team.  Corey is well known for his skill development focus and looks forward to bringing his skill set and passion to the Regina Rebels. 

Serge Paquet

Serge played his minor and junior major hockey in Quebec City.  As an adult student, Serge was a member of the ACAC 2006 championship team SAIT Trojans.

After moving from Quebec City to Alberta in March ’92, he left the workforce in 2003 and went back to school for three years at SAIT College in Calgary, AB where he graduated as a Technologist in Industrial Automation.   Serge is also a certified mechanic.

Throughout this journey, Serge kept on coaching at various levels both in female and male hockey.  In 2009, he became the development coordinator for the goaltending program Next Level Sports in Cochrane, AB. 

In 2014, he brought his family to Saskatchewan to work at New Holland in Weyburn.   There Serge immersed himself in the hockey community both as a goaltender and a coach.   Since 2014, he has been the head instructor for the Weyburn Minor Hockey Association and surrounding area for their goaltending clinics. 

Last season, he was asked to help with the Weyburn Gold Wings where he performed assistant coach duties.  As the year progressed, he found himself managing the bench for the Gold Wings for the majority of the season.    With their tough season, he managed to keep the players excited to be at the rink and see the season to the end.   Serge, his wife Kym and two children, Markus and Halena live on an acreage in Griffin, Saskatchewan where giving Serge the title as most committed coach where he drives 1:45 one way to be at the rink with the Rebels.  

Serge brings an overall wealth of experience both on and off the ice, where serious hard work pays off and his upbeat personality adds fun into the mix providing a perfect balance.  With his 15 plus years of coaching experience and his willingness to become a better coach make him a perfect fit with the Rebels.  

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