League Staff

Kevin Goodwin – Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Kevin is responsible for the successful management, initiatives, and administration of the CSSHL.

A graduate of Okanagan University College, Kevin has been involved in all aspects of the game, which includes on-ice officiating, and coaching or managing teams from the U6 to U18 levels.

He has been involved in in the CSSHL since its inception, including the initial meetings to setup the League in 2008. Kevin was named the CSSHL’s Executive Director in 2013 and then was named the Chief Operating Officer in 2016. He is a part of the Hockey Canada Accredited School assessment teams with BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta and Hockey Manitoba.

Jordan Martin – Manager, Media & Communications

Jordan started with the CSSHL in 2021 and is responsible for the production, publishing and editing of all necessary digital content on all social media and website platforms.

Before joining the  CSSHL Jordan spent three seasons in the league with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) as Marketing & Communications Manager. Prior to his time at NAX he attended MacEwan University, earning a degree in Bachelor of Communication Studies, Majoring in Journalism, while covering the University sports teams. He has spent time developing his skills working for SportsMEDIA Technology, the Leduc Representative and Merit Contractors Association.

Michael Suttnig – Manager, Operations

Having spent one season in the CSSHL last year as head of CSSHL Discipline, Suttnig joins on a full-time basis as Manager, Operations. Suttnig will assist the CSSHL Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Goodwin, with league operations including schedules, rosters, discipline, ensuring league standards are meet and more day to day operations. Suttnig, who was born in Austria and played professional hockey there, was recently Commissioner for the international Junior leagues (U20 and U18) of the Ice Hockey League and Alps hockey League where he was responsible for the development and implementation of new programs such as special sport events, development weekends and international tournaments.

Carl Michaelson – Eastern Canada Coordinator

Current Co-Founder, and Head of Recruitment & Scouting for CSSHL member program Bourget College, Michaelson joins the CSSHL League Staff as Eastern Canada Coordinator. Michaelson comes to the CSSHL with a highly decorated resume, having worked in various roles at both the elite minor hockey, junior stream and a total of six years coaching in the NCAA and European professional leagues. In his new position Michaelson will be responsible for guiding the Eastern division growth and expansion, while providing league insight and standards at showcases and other events.

Brad Lazarowich – CSSHL Officiating and Discipline Coordinator

Brad is responsible for officiating development; evaluating officials, providing them with feedback, speaking with officiating assignors, providing the league with feedback on areas on improvement, potential ways of increasing the number of officials for the game of hockey and ways to improve the respect between officials, coaches and athletes.

A long-time linesman in the NHL, Brad retired in 2016 after working 1,971 games, which included three Stanley Cup Finals, the 1996 World Cup and 2004 World Cup, along with the 1996 NHL All-Star Game.

Brad is currently the Director of Officiating for the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), the Officiating Director for the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).

Jodi Smart – Bookkeeper

Bio to come…

Kai Farenholtz – Video Editing Assistant

As Video Editing Assistant, Kai is responsible for assisting in all video content creation such as highlight clips and packages.

Farenholtz joins the CSSHL in a full time role as Video Editing Assistant. A recent graduate of the Radio Arts & Entertainment program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Farenholtz most recently completed an internship with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) where he was responsible for creating written, graphic, and video content throughout the 2022 playoffs.

Tammy Berge – Sponsorship Coordinator

As Sponsorship Coordinator, Tammy is responsible for actively seeking out sponsorship opportunities for the CSSHL.

Tammy has experience in branding, event management, strategic planning and national product launches with companies such as ProFound Talent Inc., Scotiabank, Oriac Trading Company, and Diageo Canada.