The Ketchens

Curt Ketchen

Director of Hockey Operations

 

For the past 40 years Curt has been involved in hockey throughout Manitoba as a coach and hockey instructor.  Curt has been developing players from the novice level up to midget AAA, where he won the Air Canada Cup AAA Midget Regional Championship with the Winnipeg Hawks.

 

At the end of Curt's competitive playing career, he immediately pursued coaching at the young age of 19, where he followed a passion for helping young players develop and enhance their skills and abilities, in order to achieve their hockey dreams.  Curt utilizes a very traditional, hands-on teaching approach in a structured and positive learning environment on the ice to enhance every player's development. 

 

Cliff Ketchen

Director of Player Development

 

Cliff brings significant elite playing and coaching experience to the KHS programs.  As a dynamic skater and playmaker on the ice, Cliff rapidly progressed through the AA (Rangers) and AAA (Monarchs & Warriors) system, where he reached the provincial championship final in every season from AA minor peewee to AAA midget.  He still currently holds the record for the most assists in a single season in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.  He then moved on to an All-Star Junior A' career with the Portage Terriers of the MJHL.

 

During his Terriers' career, Cliff was recruited and offered a full-NCAA Division I - hockey scholarship to Niagara University in Buffalo, NY.  Cliff majored in accounting at Niagara and now balances his passion for coaching with a career as a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) where he is a firm partner at Frostiak & Leslie CPA Inc.

Cliff possesses a unique ability to teach the technical mechanics of an elite skating stride.  His expertise in leading and demonstrating the key physical fundamentals has seen every player that works with Cliff take their skating to a new level.