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Prince George Secondary School
PGSS the place to be


BC's Largest High School Hockey Program!

(10 Classes)

Mission Statement

PGSS High Performance Hockey strives for excellence - Excellence on the ice, in the classroom, and in the community.  A positive attitude, strong work ethic, commitment, individual improvement and positive interactions with others are the cornerstone of athletic excellence and the foundation of a quality person. Be that person!

PGSS Polars Hockey caters to ability levels ranging from beginner to high performance, and courses are available to all students in grades 8-12.  PGSS hockey equipment is provided for any student wishing to participate in the beginner or intermediate Program.

The Beginner program caters to students who would like to learn the basic skating, stick handling, shooting, and rules of ice hockey.

The Intermediate program is for proficient skaters who want to continue to improve individual skills and learn team concepts by participating in game play activities.

The High Performance (HP) acceptance process is by application and invite. The HP stream offers 4 courses that are open to Bantam rep, Midget Rep, male and female Major Midget hockey players. This comprehensive program is both semesters and includes a rigorous on ice skill development drills, dry land activities, PE units, and in class courses such as nutrition, leadership, and personal fitness that are essential to the development of elite athletes.

For more course and enrollment information as well as SAT information, please check out our hockey course /enrollment page.

PGSS Polars Hockey Staff


Renzo Berra - Teacher and Skills Instructor            rberra@sd57.bc.ca

  • Founder of PGSS Hockey Program 2002
  • High Performance instructor since 2008
  • Master's Degree – In teaching
  • 15 years bird dog scout Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
  • Assistant coach Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
  • Educational advisor Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
  • SAT Coordinator/Invigilator since 1998
  • Power Skating Instructor
  • Head coach of several minor hockey teams
  • Attended 2 NHL camps; contract offer
  • Played University, WHL, and BCHL hockey

RJay Berra - Teacher and Skills Instructor                 rjberra@sd57.bc.ca

  • Forward on 2008 Major Midget Championship Team
  • Prince George Spruce Kings Captain (2011)
  • BCHL All-Star team represented Canada at Tretiak Invitational in Russia
  • Oswego/Marian University hockey 2011-2015
  • Edinburgh/Blackburn Professional hockey 2015-2016
  • BCHL Scout - Spruce Kings 2016-present
  • Coached 2 BC Championship teams (2017, 2018 runner up, 2019)
  • High Performance Hockey Instructor since 2019
  • SAT exam supervisor

Lorne Hauk - Teacher and Skills Instructor                 lhauk@sd57.bc.ca

  • High Performance Instructor since 2015
  • Master's Degree – Leadership and Administration
  • Hockey Canada coaching certified
  • Accredited evaluator and coaching instructor
  • Power skating certified instructor
  • Head Coach of several minor hockey teams
  • SAT Associate Supervisor

Justin Fillion - Skills Inst. & Indigenous Ed. Worker   jfillion@sd57.bc.ca

  • Defenseman on 2008 Major Midget Playoff Championship team
  • Assistant Captian Spruce Kings 2008-2011 (BCHL)
  • BCHL Victoria Grizzlies 2011 (BCHL)
  • Scholarship, Michigan Tech 2011-2014 (SPNL)
  • Aboriginal Worker since 2015
  • Skills instructor since 2016
  • Prince George Midget Tier 1 Head Coach
  • BC Hockey Development 1 coach certification
Kris Joyce - Goalie Instructor
  • High Performance Goalie Instructor Since 2022 
  • Owner of KJ Goaltending 
  • Played in the SJHL 2014 - 2016
  • USports - Windsor University 2016-2017
  • NHL - Attended LA Kings Camp 2017
  • Played Professional Hockey in Norway/Sweden 2017-2021
  • Cariboo Cougars Goaltending Coach
  • PGMHA Goaltending Coach
Mary LaMarre
Hockey Program Counsellor & Sports Nutrition/Careers/Sports Psychology Teacher                   mlamarre@sd57.bc.ca
  • Counselling services for all hockey players
  • Prince George Cougars (WHL); Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL); Cariboo Cougars (BC Major Midget league); Northern Capitals (BC Female Major Midget League); Prince George Minor Hockey Players (PGMHA); Beginner Hockey players
  • Responsible for scheduling and tracking student progress
  • Facilitates transfer of courses and course credits to student-athletes home town
  • Communication link between staff, player, parents, and team

Polar Bus & Facilities

 The PGSS Polars High Performance Hockey Program is proud to call the 

Prince George Kin Centres home for all on ice sessions.

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The PGSS Fitness room is the location for most dry-land activities.

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The Polar Country Athletics bus provides transportation to and from all venues.

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Prince George Secondary School

2901 Griffiths Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2M 2S7 Phone: (250) 562-6441 |Fax: (250) 564-4085 | We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.