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Prince George Secondary School
PGSS the place to be

Meet the Staff!


Renzo Berra –Teacher and Skills Instructor



  • 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


Justin Fillion β€“ Skills Instructor and Aboriginal Education Worker



  • 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


Ty Edmonds - Goalie Instructor


  • PGSS Goalie Coach since 2018
  • Played 4 years for the Prince George Cougars in the WHL - BC Division Champions 2016-2017
  • CHL Top Prospect/CJHL Top Prospect game participant
  • PG Cougars goalie record holder in Games Played,  Saves, Wins, and Minutes Played
  • Scholarship University of Lethbridge 2017-2018
  • Goalie/Assistant Coach for the Cariboo Cougars Minor Midget Program
  • Current goalie coach/instructor for Hockey BC
  • BC Hockey Development 1 coach certification
  • Hockey Canada Level 1 goalie coach certification


Lorne Hauk – Teacher and Skills Instructor



  • 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


Joe Flavel – Teacher and Skills Instructor



  • PGSS Hockey instructor since 2014
  • NCCP level 1 and 2 Certified
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Athletic Director PGSS – 5 years
  • SAT Associate Supervisor


Mary LaMarre – Hockey Program Counsellor



  • 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


Scott Walton - Sports Psychology / Careers / Athletic Nutrition Teacher



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  • Played NCAA / CIS Basketball
  • National Center for Performance Coach (Skill Development, Strength Training, Systems Development)
  • Provincial Team Coach for British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley Coach
  • NCCP Level 1 and 2 Certification