The Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF) is extremely excited to welcome former National Hockey League (NHL) player Chris Stewart as Jamaica’s National Ice Hockey Team Co-Coach and JOIHF Ambassador.
Chris’s resume includes 668 NHL regular season games, 39 NHL playoff games and has represented Team Canada at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. Chris remains in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) as player development coach. He is also the majority owner of both Minnesota Hockey Camps and the Minnesota Loons of the NA3HL.
As a JOIHF Ambassador, Chris brings the same passion he shares with his involvement with the Hockey Diversity Alliance with focus on growing the game to new and diverse hockey players and fans. Bringing ice hockey to Jamaica is especially important to Chris; his father was born in Jamaica, and they have family who reside on the island.
Drafted by the New Jersey in the 1985 NHL Draft, he appeared in 65 NHL games for the Devils before moving to the Boston Bruins. During the next 6 years he played for the Bruins, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, and Washington Capitals. Jamie had a career ending injury in 2001, and finished his 14 year professional career with a total of 370 NHL games played.
Since leaving the NHL, Jamie has coached in the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs and has an extensive coaching background:
~ 2018 USA Hockey National Development Camp
~ Professional Skill Development Coach
~ USA Hockey/PNAHA State Evaluator
~ Head Instructor Sno-King Hockey Camps/Clinics
~ USA Level 1-3 Coaching Instructor
~ USA Hockey Coaching Level 4
~ Safesport Certified
~ Seattle Selects Head Coach
~ Head Instructor for SKAHL Camps/Clinics
Edmond Jr.– affectionately known as “EJ" – is an amazing hockey player/coach of Jamaican descent who has 2 decades of tenure in the sport having played for 19 years, 8 as a player/coach.
EJ is currently a master coach at a USA Hockey Level 5 Certification. The love of the sport was shown at age 7, when both father and son went to investigate where EJ could learn to play and what was involved to make it happen.
Sean, a native of Red Deer, Alberta, has over 40+ years of hockey experience including 20+ years of coaching and training players of levels including NCAA and NHL draft picks. After playing Junior and College hockey in Alberta, he started his coaching career in 1999 before moving to Denver, Colorado from Calgary in 2000. He has been involved in every capacity in youth hockey including operating his own hockey school, Director of Player Development and Head Coach.
Sean holds a Level 5-Master Coaching Certification through USA Hockey and Intermediate Coaches Certificate from Hockey Canada. Sean has worked with the NHL during numerous All-Star games as an on-ice instructor for “NHL Cool Schools" hockey clinics and has worked with NBC Sports, TSN and Hockey Night in Canada providing in-game stats.
Sean was a member of the JOIHF's original delegation that traveled to Jamaica in 2011 and is proud to be part of bringing ice hockey to the island.
Teegan grew up in Thompson, a small community in northern Manitoba, Canada. His mother is from Thompson and my father was born in Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica.
Teegan started playing hockey at the age of six. He played minor hockey for the Thompson King Miners and AAA Midget for the Norman Northstars. Teegan moved to Brandon Manitoba at the age of sixteen. He spent five years in the Western Hockey League playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Portland Winter Hawks. After his Junior career, he joined the Calgary Dinos of the University of Calgary while studying International Relations. Teegan signed an amateur professional try out with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL following his last year at the U of C. He signed a professional contract with the Eagles in the Fall of the 2012-2013 hockey season. Teegan moved back to Calgary in 2015 and joined the Bentley Generals of the Chinook Hockey league. He was a part of the Generals National Championship Team in 2016 when they won the Allan Cup in Steinbach Manitoba. In 2019, he had the opportunity to play for Jamaica’s first men’s National Team at the Amerigol Latam Cup.
Today Teegan’s assisting the JOIHF off the ice. He’s working alongside Hockey Operations to develop a Grassroots program as well as assisting with the recruitment of players. Teegan takes a lot of pride in where he comes from and enjoys being a role model in his community.
Jaden Lindo is from Ontario, Canada who's parents were both born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Canada as teenagers. Jaden was involved in many different sports as a child until the day he saw hockey on TV and told his parents he wanted to play. Neither of his parents could skate so they enrolled him into learn to skate classes at about age 5. After a couple of years, Jaden started playing competitive hockey for his hometown Brampton Battalions. His dedication and handwork allowed him to play for the Toronto Marlboros alongside NHL names such as Josh Ho-sang and Connor McDavid.
Jaden was drafted by the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) 26th overall, where he played for 4 seasons. During his first year in Owen Sound, he was a selected to represent Team Ontario at the Under-17 world championships. Furthermore, he was also invited to Team Canada's Under-18 evaluation camp.
Jaden was drafted in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL where he attend main tryouts camps. Following his career in the OHL, Jaden focused on education while still playing hockey for Queen's University where he is currently attending and playing for Queen’s University.
Jaden I played for Team Jamaica at the 2019 Latam Cup where we made history as the first Jamaican team to compete and win an international tournament. Jaden recently completed his undergraduate degree in Business and is enrolled in the Graduate program to obtain his Master's degree.
Gary's experience in ice hockey and ice arena facilities spans over 45+ years and 28 years respectively. His ice hockey experience comes from playing ice hockey as a child into college and then professionally in Europe.
Additionally, he has been involved with coaching the sport of ice hockey for 40 years at various levels in both Ablebody and Disabled hockey. Gary's ice arena facilities experience comes from working in ice arenas for 28 years and the formation of his company APS (Arena Products and Services) as a specialty business working within the ice rink industry as a supplier, installation, service, repair company and consultant for 24 years.