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Meet Our Coaches

Vision Hockey is fortunate to have a great staff of coaches who are extremely skilled in hockey and skating techniques for all ages of skaters. They love coaching, and bring many years of experience to Vision Hockey!


Coach Tim Meyer is Vision Hockey's "Game Changer" Skills Program Head Coach. He coached the Bismarck Blizzard 2014-2022, including six consecutive state championships. He was an assistant coach for Century High School for 11 years and played junior hockey at Jackson Hole, WY (AFHL). Coach Meyer coaches the Century Patriots Girls HS hockey team.



Coach Dean Stork is head hockey coach at University of Jamestown. 2024 MCH Coach of the Year! Coach Stork has coached professionally since 2006 with nine years experience coaching in the ECHL. He was the director of hockey operations at NCAA D1 Miami Ohio University.  As a Defenseman, Stork played four years NCAA D1 hockey and 476 professional games in the ECHL and AHL. Coach Stork past awards include All Star Head Coach ECHL, Runner up Coach of the Year ECHL, and has coached 97 ECHL players promoted to the AHL, and 15 ECHL players to the NHL.



Faragher Goalie Development founder, Goalie Coach Ryan Faragher, shares his professional experience to mentor goaltenders to be competitive, consistent and confident. Coach Faragher played for the Bismarck Bobcats, goaltending for their Robertson Cup in in 2011.  Coach Faragher played NCAA D1 for St. Cloud State University.  In 2014, he was signed by  the Anaheim Ducks, and he played over 170 professional games in the AHL and ECHL from 2014-2019.

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Coach Ron Mansmith is our Head Coach for Spring and Preseason PW, Bantam, and HS.  He played D3 NCAA hockey as a Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)  Raider.  He has been coaching Mites, Squirts, PeeWee's and Bantams since 2015.


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Coach Braxton Neas, BHS Hockey alumni, played four years ACHA hockey at University of Jamestown. Neas is a graduate assistant coach for UJ ACHA D2 team since 2023 and is USA Hockey Level 4 certified. Neas is one of the co-founders of Vision Hockey.


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Skate Coach Tanya Fyfe is a quadruple-Gold test (figure, freestyle, dance, artistic) figureskater originally from British Columbia native.  While a professional skater she started her coaching career, and developed a Power Skating program which incorporates eduge control with strength and speed training.  Tanay also plays hockey and coaches hockey Power Skating.  She has coached all levels, from Intro to National and Olympic competitors, including the Bismarck Bobcats.  Her program trains hockey players to use their blades and bodies to maximize strength, minimize effort, and improve control.  Drills to get the most out of each stride. Be first to the puck with explosive skating, stamina, speed, and agility.  Younger skaters learn stops they can trust, technique of proper stride, gliding, pushing into the ice, bending kneees, body control, and understanding edges.  



Coach Laurey Kooker has extensive skating coaching experience at the learn to skate, hockey skating, skating basic skills and free skate levels for the Bismarck Figure Skating Club.  Coach Kooker also played hockey. She is one of the head skating coaches for Vision Hockey.



Coach Christina Feland has coached for the Bismarck Figure Skating Club and joined Vision Hockey in 2018.  Christina has a figure skating background and played intermural hockey at UND.  Christina coaches intro, fundamentals of skating, and Power-Skating for all levels of skaters.  



Coach Sherry Neas has a passion for teaching kids to skate. She has coached Intro to Hockey and skating skills for Termites/Mites. She has been the Vision Hockey off-ice coordinator since its origin in 2012. Sherry has taught hundreds of area youth to skate.



Coach Dana LaVallie provides skating instruction for Vision Hockey programs. Coach Dana as been coaching Learn to Skate figure skating, hockey, and competitive figure skating for more than 20 years in Fargo, Duluth MN, Superior WI, Hazen ND, and  Bismarck. Dana skated professionally with world-renowned skaters while on tour with "Disney on Ice." Dana and her husband are parents of 3 hockey players and a hockey/figure skater.


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Coach Jessica joined Vision Hockey in 2022. A MN native playing Defense, Laurinaitis played NCAA III college hockey at St. Olaf College. She has coached youth hockey and continues to play.



Coach Terry Wolf is one of the founding visionaries of our organization and coaches for Vision Hockey's 3x3 Small Area Games. He instructs skaters and goalies on the "rules" for each game, providing skill development within a fun hockey game.



Coach Andew Neumann is a Bismarck-native. Andrew has been coaching youth hockey since returning to Bismarck after law school. He is also a Team North Dakota coach and has been coaching for Vision Hockey since its inception in 2017.



Coach Andew Seeberg is a Bismarck native who played in the NAHL for the Bismarck Bobcats and also for Dakota College, Bottineau Lumberjacks. He coaches at the Bantam level and has coached for Vision Hockey since 2019.


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