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Ksena Tatomir, Program Coordinator

Tatomir

Ksena Tatomir is the Britannia Hockey Academy's Coordinator and Britannia Secondary School's Athletic Director. She graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as UBC with a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Master of Kinesiology. Ms. Tatormir is a Vancouver School Board teacher of Physical Education, Business, and Leadership.

Ksena has several years of experience as an athlete, playing varsity hockey in both the NCAA and CIS. In addition to on-ice instruction, off-ice training and classroom instruction, Ms. Tatomir oversees all of the Britannia Hockey Academy's operations.

Justin Borsato, Head Instructor

Borsato

Justin Borsato is a Vancouver School Board teacher, currently teaching Grade 7 at Britannia Elementary School. Mr. Borsato has a tremendous amount of hockey experience. Justin was a member of the W.H.L.’s Prince Albert Raiders as well as the University of British Columbia’s varsity hockey team. As a coach, Justin has been involved with Okanagan Hockey Schools, roller hockey programs and most recently, H.E.R.O.S. Hockey – a local inner-city youth hockey program.

Sean Murray, Goaltending Instructor

Murray

Sean Murray has been instructing goalies for 15 years. Sean has been a master instructor for the legendary Vladislav Tretiak. Considered one of the games elite instructors, Sean is currently the goaltending consultant with the AHL Syracuse Crunch, the UBC Thunderbirds (CIS), Hockey Canada, Twist Pro conditioning, as well as being a consultant to associations throughout BC and California. Sean has played many years of Junior hockey and has also coached in the PIJHL and the BCHL.

Nate Leslie, Instructor

Nate Leslie

After 4 years of Junior hockey Nate played 7 professional seasons in Europe and North America including the Swiss Elite League, British Super League, and the Central Hockey League.  Since ending his playing career in 2004 Nate has graduated with a Masters Degree in International Education from Endicott College in Madrid, Spain, and currently operates the family hockey development business, Leslie Global Sports with brother Boe.  Nate is a partner and GM of the West Coast Hockey Prep Camp.  Before moving to Vancouver in 2008 Nate spent 4 years in New York City building a hockey program in West Harlem and was the Athletic Director in the prestigious Manhattan boarding school, the Saint Thomas Choir School.  Leslie Global Sports runs hockey camps, skill development, and coaching mentorship programs in Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Whistler, Squamish, Victoria, The Richmond Olympic Oval Higher Performance Program, Queenstown, New Zealand, and Budapest, Hungary.

Sven Butenschon, On Ice Instructor

Sven Butenschon

A few of Sven’s highlights include: Averaging 15 mins/game in the 2010 Winter Olympics with Team Germany in his home city of Vancouver, and 140 NHL games played (Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, & Vancouver Canucks). Sven played 20 seasons of professional hockey in the NHL, AHL, IHL, DEL, & WHL. He has played in front of 55,000 and 82,000 fans in German outdoor winter classics, was a 3rd round pick by the Penguins in 1994, won the Western Hockey League Championship in 1996 and made to the Memorial Cup in 2 straights seasons. In 2006, Sven was selected to the starting lineup in the AHL All Star game in front of his friends and family in his home province as a member of the Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg. He has been coached by Marc Crawford, Alain Vigneault, Dave King, Peter Laviolette, Dave Tippet, Uwe Krupp, & Craig McTavish to name a few. He played in Wayne Gretzky’s final game in Madison Square Garden in 1999. Sven is a leader on and off the ice. He is a family man, father, and community advocate