Titan announce new hires among Hockey Operations staff
The Acadie-Bathurst Titan is pleased to announce new hires among our hockey operations staff, as we welcome Assistant Coach, Dylan Beston and Equipment Manager, Jordan Stene.
Beston spent the past two seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He was the associate coach and assistant general manager in 2021-22 with the Drayton Valley Thunder. Beston went on to undertake an assistant coach position in 2022-23 with the Sherwood Park Crusaders.
Beston and Titan General Manager and Head Coach, Gordie Dwyer have worked together in the past, first with the Charlottetown Islanders during the 2014-15 season. They continued to work alongside one another from 2015-2017 for Medvescak Zagreb in the Kontinental Hockey League.
“Dylan is a motivated, modern coach who brings an intuitive mind, positive attitude, and consistent work-ethic which align with the core values of our organization. Our shared experiences coupled with his diverse coaching resume, including the QMJHL, KHL, Hockey Canada, EBEL and the AJHL will be valued in driving the development and performance of our players. We welcome Dylan, his wife Caitlin, daughter Madilyn and son Henrik to the Chaleur region and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan family,” said Dwyer.
Stene joins the Titan after spending the past two seasons as a trainer for the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Prior to that, he was a student trainer for three seasons with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s hockey program.
Stene has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and was part of the Huskies program that won the 2020 Canada West championship and their 2017 silver medal at the U Sports national championship.
“Jordan’s candidacy was highlighted by his education, motivation and relevant experience. His time with the Yorkton Terriers and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies have served in preparation to follow in a long line of successful Acadie-Bathurst Titan equipment manager alum, following the most recent promotion of Bradey Williston with the NHL’s Washington Capitals organization. We welcome Jordan to the Titan” said Dwyer.
Meanwhile, the Titan have restructured and added to their scouting staff. Sammy Mayers remains Titan Head Scout and will be accompanied by the following:
- Head Atlantic Scout: Paul Currie
- Nova Scotia Scouts: Mike Hachey and Kyle Dunn
- New Brunswick Scout: Brayden Olafson
- Quebec Scout: Norm Charbonneau
“We are excited about the changes we’ve made and the additions to our scouting staff. We want to widen the scope of our coverage and ensure that no stone will remain unturned in our evaluation process. Brayden and Kyle are excellent scouts who will enhance the staff with their experience, hard work, and dedication. Veteran Norm Charbonneau returns in the key and valued position of scout in the Quebec region. Moncton’s own and Halifax-based Mike Hachey will take charge of the Nova Scotia region after nearly a full decade of dedicated seasons with the team. Stratford’s Paul Currie has been appointed Head Atlantic Scout. Paul’s experience and expertise were valued through his contributions in the Atlantic provinces last season. We look forward to Paul’s expanded role within our scouting staff” said Mayers.
The organization places high priority on bringing top talent to the Chaleur Region while driving the development of its players, including their on-ice performance, their education, and their roles as young leaders in the community. These new appointments will continue to drive the performance of the entire region’s team on and off the ice.
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