Over the last decade, working with Hockey Manitoba’s development team, Kyle has played a pivotal role in improving and expanding branch development programs. This includes the Directors’ Cup Prospects, CCM Rising Stars and Rising Stars Plus+, WHL Skills Combine, CCM POE Skills Camps, Bantam AAA Showcase, Hockey Manitoba Face-off Festivals; in addition to a variety of other events and branch initiatives such as the Hockey Manitoba Cup. Kyle also worked directly within the Coach Development program in his early years with the branch.
Kyle served as Director of Operations for the Male U-16 Program of Excellence seven times, including the 2015 Canada Games. He was also Director of Operations for the Female U-18 Program of Excellence three times including the 2011 Canada Games. His consistent passion and focus on improving player and coach development, particularly within the Program of Excellence, has paid dividends throughout the years. He has worked closely with the Western Hockey League, and had the opportunity in 2015 to attend Hockey Canada’s World U-17 Hockey Challenge as Director of Operations for Canada Team Black.