Hockey Operations

President: Clayton Robinson

Clayton purchased the Nanaimo Buccaneers on May 1 2018 from Phil and Brenda Levesque. Clayton spend most of his early adult life in Chilliwack BC where he worked as an executive for a large manufacturing company and was very active in the real estate market. Clayton has been involved in hockey since he was 4 years old but for the last 5 years has been coaching in the Midget program for Chilliwack Minor Hockey. Clayton is now a resident of Nanaimo and shares the vision of providing local Nanaimo players a place to continue their hockey career and being very present in the community. When not at the rink you can probably find Clayton on the golf course.

GM/ Head Coach: Curtis Toneff

Curt is entering his Second season as Head Coach & GM of the Buccaneers. Prior to coming back to his Hometown Nanaimo, Curt spent 2 seasons with the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL as the Assistant Coach and Assistant GM. Prior to being in Trail he was an Assistant with the 2014-15 Keystone cup winning Campbell River Storm. As a player he played over 150 Games of Junior A in Western Canada and played for many successful Coaches. It was during his playing days he decided he wanted to be a career Hockey Coach and got into Coaching directly out of playing. Curt hopes to ice an energetic, skilled hockey club this year that Buccaneers fans can look forward to seeing each and every Thursday night at the Pirate Ship.

Assistant Coach: Christian Brandt

Christian is entering his second year as an Assistant Coach with the Buccaneers. Christian is responsible for the teams Forwards on the Bench and also runs a Powerplay unit. He joined the team in May 2017 after he spent 3 seasons playing in the VIJHL as a Forward for Campbell River Storm and the Westshore Wolves. He scored the game winning goal in the league finals with Campbell River against the Victoria Cougars for 2016/17 Playoffs. Growing up Christian spent time playing hockey in Sweden and also played and worked with the Okanagan Hockey Academy during his Midget years. Away from Hockey, Christian is heading into his second year of studies at Vancouver Island University and is studying to become a gym teacher.

Assistant Coach: Nolan Richardson

Nolan is entering his second year as an Assistant Coach with the Buccaneers. He is responsible for the teams Defence on the bench during games and also runs a powerplay unit. Born in Nanaimo, he grew up playing 11 years of minor hockey here in Nanaimo, where he then played three seasons for the Buccaneers, wearing an ‘A’ in his last season where he was a point per game player. Nolan is attending Vancouver Island University and is taking the Bachelor of Arts program and is majoring in Physical Education, with plans to go on and complete his teaching degree. In his spare time, you can find Nolan at the golf course, where he works and plays for the VIU Golf Team.

Goalie Coach: Riley Medves

Riley is the teams goaltending coach, where he heads into his second year in that category. Riley played goal for his hometown Buccaneers in their first ever season in 2012-13 before moving onto play for the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers where Riley was part of a prestigious RBC Cup winning season during his tenure with the Terriers. When Riley was 20 years old he moved to Peace River Alberta to work as an electrician and play the NWJHL’s Peace River Navigators where he worked and played for the late Darcy Haugen. Someone Riley looked up to in his latter days of junior and beyond. During the game you can find Riley in the stands evaluating his goalies, the other teams and providing an eye in the sky to the Buccaneers coaching staff.

Fitness Coach: Cam McCarrick & Clayton Smith with Prime Sport and Performance

Cam was an Assistant Coach with the Buccaneers for three seasons as well as putting the team through their workout paces. Cam is a driven guy often holding 2-3 jobs on top of his volunteering. Cam played Junior Hockey for 4 seasons for the Oceanside Generals. This season Cam and Clayton will strictly be the Buccaneers strength and conditioning Coach. Prime Sport and Performance provides local athletes a chance to train to their specific Sport right down to their specific needs.

Volunteer Coordinator: Terri Waller

Terri has been with the Buccaneers as a volunteer for three seasons but has been volunteering in the community for 15 years. Terri is responsible for game day activities for the Buccaneers which includes making sure we have enough volunteers for the various positions to operate.

Trainer: Vacant Position
Assistant Trainer: Cody Mosdell

Cody is entering his second season with the Buccaneers and is a great asset to the team helping with various game day tasks.

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