Tim Preston

At the BC Lightning Hockey Club our founder and Director of Hockey Operations, Tim Preston, is responsible for all aspects of coaching on and off the ice.

Tim has a deep-rooted love of the game of hockey and a passion for developing motivated players. Tim is a highly regarded player development specialist. His diversity as a coach allows him to mentor and motivate players of all ages and skill levels.

Through a devoted commitment to coaching, he has developed a unique ability to push and challenge players of all levels. From the grass roots of hockey to top performers in a varierty of professional leagues. In addition to having trained Olympic gold medalists, Tim has worked with winners of the Maurice Richard Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Stanley Cup.

Tim has a wealth of knowledge and experience, his contributions to BCL is not only with his on-ice player development, but also in guiding and developing the BCL coaching staff.

Prior to coaching, Tim enjoyed a successful hockey career which included five years in the WHL playing for the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Saskatoon Blades. He was selected in the third round of the NHL draft by the Buffalo Sabres and eventually finished his playing career within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

Tim has a passion for helping hockey players develop their skills in order to take their game to the next level.

Team and Development Coaches


Shawn McBride

On-Ice Development Coach & Spring Team Coach


Stuart Barnscher

Spring Team Coach


Carson Preston

On-Ice Development Coach & Spring Team Coach

Mike 2

Mike Aviani

Spring Team Coach


Cam Trott

Spring Team Coach


Dryden Valade

On-Ice Development Coach & Spring Team Coach


Tyler Chambers

Lead Off-Ice Trainer


Jarret Tyszka

On-Ice Development Coach & Spring Team Coach


Braeden Hallman

On-Ice Development Coach & Spring Team Coach


Leon Chambers

Off-Ice Trainer